Matthew Jeffries

Running For Magistrate Unexpired Term
Former police chief Matt Jeffries has filed to run for the unexpired Division 4 Non-Partisan Magistrate term in Fayette County.

Mr. Jeffries has held a law enforcement certification in the State of West Virginia for 31 years. His law enforcement career began with the Beckley Police Department. He was assigned to the Detective Bureau during the majority of his time at the Beckley Police Department. While in the Detective Bureau, Mr. Jeffries was the lead investigator on numerous major felony investigations for crimes that included murders, sexual assaults, robberies and arson. Jeffries was also assigned to a Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. While in the Task Force Mr. Jeffries received special deputization with the United States Marshal Service and investigated gun related crimes with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that were prosecuted through the federal court system.

He also served as a Detective Sergeant with the Mount Hope Police Department and most recently as the Chief of Police for the Fayetteville Police Department.

Matt is currently employed as a Special Investigator with a major insurance company, primarily investigating fraud that is committed against the company and its policyholders.

“I have received hundreds of hours in law enforcement training from numerous agencies including the West Virginia State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the areas of Major Criminal Investigations, Arson Investigations, Interviews and Interrogation, Search Warrants, Courtroom Testimony and a graduate of Bluefield State College.”

He resides in Fayetteville with his wife, Joni, and is the proud father of two sons, Garrett and Colton, as well as two grandchildren. He is a member of the Fayetteville First Church of God, current member of the Fayetteville Fire Department and the Fayette County Fraternal Order of Police.

“I believe that as a democracy the citizens of Fayette County deserve the chance to elect a magistrate of their choice in fulfilling the unexpired term caused by the retirement of Magistrate McGraw. I know that my extensive law enforcement background and years of involvement with the criminal justice system gives me the knowledge needed to be an effective magistrate. I trust that the citizens of Fayette County will elect me and allow me to continue to serve them”.


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