§15-2D-2. Division established; purpose; appointment and qualifications of director.
(a) The state facilities protection division within the department of military affairs and public safety shall hereafter be designated the division of protective services. The purpose of the division is to provide safety and security at the capitol complex and other state facilities.

(b) The governor shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the Senate, the director of the division whose qualifications shall include at least ten years of service as a law-enforcement officer with at least three years in a supervisory law-enforcement position, the successful completion of supervisory and management training, and the professional training required for police officers at the West Virginia state police academy or an equivalent professional law-enforcement training at another state, federal or United States military institution.