New State Police commander at Berkeley Springs Detachment
The Berkeley Springs State Police have a new commander. Sergeant Scott E. Davis. Davis, age 41, took command of the detachment Monday morning, November 12. Davis replaced Sergeant C. A. Mahood who transferred to the Philippi detachment near Buchannon. Davis is a 15 1/2 year state police veteran.
The transfers allowed both Davis, who lives in the Highland Ridge area of Morgan County, and Mahood to command state police detachments near their homes.
This is the second tour of duty for Davis in Morgan County. Davis was a trooper at the Berkeley Springs detachment from 1996 – 2000. He was promoted to sergeant and put in charge of the motor vehicle inspections program for the region, working out of Charles Town.
Davis most recently was the assistant commander of the Martinsburg detachment from 2002 until transferring to Berkeley Springs.
"I wanted to get back to the county," Davis said. Davis has lived in Morgan County since 1996 and has been commuting to Martinsburg.
"I think it is going to be a smooth transition. This detachment has always blended in well with the community," Davis said. He noted that for the first time in a long while, all troopers at the detachment live in Morgan County.
"We have a tight-knit law enforcement community here," Davis said.
Davis has four state police troopers under his command: V. E. Branham, J. C. McDonald, A.T. Peer, who is currently deployed to Kuwait with his National Guard unit, and E. D. Widmeyer. The office is managed by long time office assistant Elsie Coleman.