2023 Safety Strategy

2023 Safety Strategy

The Main Street Morgantown Board of Directors adopted the Safety Strategy & Implementation Plan on February 15, 2023.  The goal of the plan is to:

  • Reduce behavior that infringes on the safety and wellbeing of all
  • Support a welcoming downtown environment
  • Collaborate to dismantle root causes leading to loitering, unsafe drug use, crime, and assault

The plan is a collaborative framework for advancing safety concerns within the strategic areas of:

    1. Public Safety
    2. Health & Sanitation
    3. Property Safety & Security
    4. Contribute to solving root causes negatively impacting downtown safety



Main Street Morgantown facilitates focus and accountability among our partners. Below are advancements since our initiative began:

  • Increased engagement from City, County, and WVU as Safety Strategy advances
  • Safety Committees formed by City, WVU, and MSM and increased coordination with one another
  • Increased communication, responsive and tightened coordination between City Departments: (Morgantown Police Department, Public Works, Code Enforcement, City Ambassadors)
  • Downtown “directed patrol” assignments by Morgantown Police Department (as of 3/4/23)
  • Program development in health and sanitation, including Walnut Street Trash Services Pilot
  • Safety Index to measure and assess safety under development

Thank you to our Investor Partners