Fairmont State/Pierpont Police Officers are vested with full law enforcement powers and authority by virtue of West Virginia state law.

Uniformed officers provide 24-hour patrol protection throughout the campus including residence halls, parking lots, and other facilities.

The campus is within the city limits of Fairmont and the Department of Public Safety maintains a close working relationship with City Police.

Officers on duty maintain continuous two-way radio communication with City Police who are quick to respond to our requests for assistance.

Contact Information

Department of Public Safety
Falcon Center
Phone: (304) 367-4157
Emergencies: (304) 367-HELP or (4357)

Jack A. Clayton
Chief of Police & Director of Emergency Management
Phone: (304) 367-4277
E-mail: jclayton@fairmontstate.edu      

Matthew Swain
Deputy Chief of Police
Coordinator – Clery Act
Phone: (304) 367-4157
E-mail: mswain1@fairmontstate.edu

Jessica Kropog Furgason
Program Specialist
Phone: (304) 367-4157
E-mail: Jessica.Kropog@fairmontstate.edu