Police Chief Brian Oxley also announced that the police department's new iPhone and Android App is now available to the public.
The application has 24 features including department contacts, feedback and tips forms, and options to retrieve information from FEMA, the National Weather Service and the National Terror Advisory System.
Residents who download this application will also have access to links for wanted persons, sex offenders and blog posts.
Oxley said the application makes the police department more accessible to the public.
"I wanted interaction with the citizens," Oxley said. "The more tools I can put out to make the two-way communication flow, the cleaner the streets are going to be, the more drug users and dealers are going to get busted."
The non-emergency app also gives residents the ability to report issues to the police without calling 911.
Users can download it for free by searching for My Police Department or MyPD in the iPhone or Android marketplace.
Funding for the application comes from drug seizures.
In other business, City Council passed the first reading of an amendment to a city ordinance to allow the city to use the W.Va. state bidding process.
This amendment will authorizes the city's purchasing director to purchase supplies, materials, goods, commodities, equipment, and services available under the statewide contracts maintained by the purchasing division of the W.Va. Department of Administration.
City Attorney Johnnie Brown said the purpose of the ordinance is "to allow the city to take advantage of the vast purchasing power of the state."
If the city did not have this amendment then it may have to follow its own procedures to obtain bids from companies that would quote a much higher rate than the one already quoted to the state.
The amendment will be up for second reading at the next city council meeting.