Nathan Harmon was elected in November 2020 to a four-year term as Berkeley County Sheriff and took office on January 1, 2021.
The Sheriff’s prior law enforcement experience includes time with the West Virginia State Police, Martinsburg Detachment; City of Morgantown Police Department, and Town of Rivesville, WV Police Department, where he served as the municipality’s Police Chief. While working for the West Virginia State Police, Mr. Harmon was named the 2001 West Virginia Trooper of the Year and served as part of several special teams including; U.S. Marshal Fugitive Recovery Task Force, Crime Scene Response Specialist Team and SWAT Team. A 2006 graduate of Master Detective Training Institute, Harmon also served as Marijuana Eradication Officer for the Eastern Panhandle.
Aside from state/municipal law enforcement experience, Mr. Harmon has worked in private security and has traveled overseas to work protection details for U.S. Ambassadors. Mr. Harmon also has taught tactics, firearms, security and protection and served with the U.S. State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program, teaching foreign military and law enforcement how to mitigate terrorist incidents. He also served as the legislative liaison for the BSR Training Facility in Summit Point, WV.
In addition to duties as sheriff, Mr. Harmon serves part of the Berkeley County Local Emergency Planning Committee, and is chair of the Stop the Bleed subcommittee to teach life-saving skills in the community.
Mr. Harmon is a 2000 graduate of Marshall University and a 1993 graduate of Morgantown (WV) High School.