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Central Office
1200 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 558-9800 or 1-800-368-2780
(304) 558-6032 Fax


William K. Marshall III was born in Point Pleasant and graduated from Wahama High School, Marshall University, and the West Virginia State Police Academy. Marshall began his State Police career in Huntington, where he was awarded the 1995 National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) West Virginia Police Officer of the Year.  He later received Honorable Mention for NAPO National Police Officer of the Year.  After a tour of duty in Ripley, Marshall transferred to the Interstate Drug Interdiction Team.  He was then selected to work on the W.Va Workers' Compensation Fraud Task Force.  He also spent time assigned to the drug task forces in Charleston and Parkersburg. Such distinguished service led to Marshall's selection to the IRS Criminal Investigation Division's Fraud Task Force, working out of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia in Charleston. While there, he received commendations for outstanding investigative work.  He also received a deputation form the U.S. Marshals Service.

Marshall was promoted to sergeant in 2006 and named commander of the Pleasants County Detachment.  He then served as commander of the Wood County Detachment before being selected as the Deputy Director of Traffic Records at State Police Headquarters, working with the Governor's Highway Safety Program. In 2010, Marshall returned to Wood County and resumed command there until the conclusion of his career in July 2017.  He retired with more than 25 years of service with the State Police.  Following his retirement, Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy chose Marshall as the Cabinet department's first Director of Corrections Investigations.  It was while performing those duties that Governor Jim Justice appointed Marshall as Director of the department's Division of Juvenile Services.  Marshall is the father of five in Wood County, where he has long been a mentor of youth including as an assistant basketball coach at Parkersburg South High School.


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Denny Dodson began his career in Juvenile Justice in 1972 as a Chaplin for community delinquent youth in Louisville, Kentucky.  He served as a group therapist in a Jefferson County, Kentucky. delinquent institution for about 300 youths, then was the director of the pre-release and aftercare program, a day reporting program for 70 youth, and Supervisor of community based group homes for adolescents in the Kentucky Juvenile Justice system. In 1982 he became the director of Kanawha Home for Children which is the predecessor of the Tiger Morton Juvenile Center. 

Mr. Dodson was the Administrator of Brookside Childrens’ Home in Charleston, then spent thirteen years with Shawnee Hills Community Mental Health Center working with adult chronically mentally ill clients and became the Director of the PEERS Day Treatment Program as well as serving as the Regional Youth Specialist dealing with Adolescent Substance Abuse issues prior to  joining The West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services in 2000. He started with DJS as the Superintendent of the Donald R. Kuhn Diagnostic and Detention Center, then became the Assistant Director of Field Services and Operations, and was appointed the Division’s Deputy Director in 2007.  In his spare time he serves two Presbyterian Churches in Belle, WV as pastor. Mr. Dodson has his BA degree in Sociology/Anthropology with a minor in Humanities and a Masters degree in Divinity with an emphasis on clinical counseling.