The highway angels of the West Virginia Courtesy Patrol (WVCP) watch over motorists to ensure safety and pleasant travel statewide. The WVCP is operated by the non-profit Citizens Conservation Corps (CCC) of West Virginia via contract with the West Virginia Division of Highways and the West Virginia Division of Tourism. It provides two equally important benefits to the state. First, it reduces the number of individuals on welfare in the state of West Virginia through the employment and continuing education of former welfare recipients as Courtesy Patrol drivers. Secondly, this program benefits the traveling public using our interstate highways and corridors for tourism and local commerce.
The WVCP drivers patrol 25 assigned zones totaling approximately 810 highway miles 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They assist stranded motorists, remove hazards from the roadways, provide gas or directions, change flat tires and, in general, enhance safety on our state's highways. To serve the traveling public, 25 well-marked white F-150's patrol the 25 assigned areas of patrol. The areas consist of eight interstates and five corridors in 30 counties throughout the state.
The Courtesy Patrol is an invaluable asset to the state of West Virginia as the economy continues to transition from one of heavy industry to an economy based increasingly on services and tourism. Courtesy Patrol drivers make our roadways safer and more welcoming for tourists while providing thorough and extensive training for Patrol drivers, many of which will become quality workers in the tourism sector.
The West Virginia Courtesy Patrol is on duty 7 days a week, 3:00 p.m to 7:00 a.m. Our toll free number is 1-888-359-3683.