Patrolman Travis Roberts is the newest member of Parsons City Police Department. After Chief Bill Rowe’s retirement, Roberts is one of two officers on the force.

He was hired during the July 24 Parsons City Council meeting. His first day on the job was Friday, August 17.

Roberts’ career in the field criminal justice is well rounded and diverse. After graduating from Tucker County High School, Roberts attended West Virginia Wesleyan College where he graduated with a bachelor degree in criminal justice.

After college, he began his fieldwork at the Davis Center. From there, he worked in the child support enforcement department of Randolph County’s Department of Health and Human Resources office. Much of his work for that position included preparation of legal documents and obtaining financial information to collect child support payments.

“I feel like I’ve seen all aspects of criminal justice, from court side, to preparing documents, and getting involved…

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