Virginia Sheriff

Find Virginia sheriff's office, department, headquarters, jail and detention center. Sheriffs provide information on records, arrests, inmates, warrants, and mugshots.


Sheriffs by County

Accomack County Alexandria Amelia County Amherst County Appomattox County Arlington County Augusta County Bath County Bedford County Bland County Botetourt County Bristol Brunswick County Buchanan County Buckingham County Buena Vista Campbell County Caroline County Charles City County Charlotte County Charlottesville Chesapeake Chesterfield County Clarke County Colonial Heights Covington Craig County Culpeper County Cumberland County Danville Dickenson County Dinwiddie County Emporia Essex County Fairfax Falls Church Fauquier County Floyd County Fluvanna County Franklin County Fredericksburg Galax Giles County Gloucester County Goochland County Grayson County Greene County Halifax County Hampton Hanover County Harrisonburg Highland County Hopewell Isle of Wight County King George County King William County King and Queen County Lancaster County Lee County Lexington Loudoun County Louisa County Lunenburg County Lynchburg Madison County Manassas Martinsville Mathews County Mecklenburg County Middlesex County Montgomery County Nelson County New Kent County Newport News Norfolk Northampton County Northumberland County Norton Nottoway County Orange County Page County Patrick County Petersburg Pittsylvania County Poquoson Portsmouth Powhatan County Prince Edward County Prince George County Pulaski County Radford Rappahannock County Richmond County Richmond Roanoke Russell County Salem Scott County Shenandoah County Smyth County Southampton County Spotsylvania County Stafford County Staunton Suffolk Surry County Sussex County Tazewell County Virginia Beach Warren County Washington County Waynesboro Westmoreland County Williamsburg Winchester Wise County Wythe County York County

What does a Sheriff do?

A sheriff is an elected law enforcement officer who is responsible for safety and security. The sheriff is in charge of enforcing laws, statutes, and policies regarding safety in a community, usually a county. The sheriff also manages deputies, serves warrants and summonses, and assists with evictions. In many communities, the sheriff and his deputies operate and manage the local jail and provide courtroom security. They also help with traffic issues including giving tickets for speeding and other driving infractions. The sheriff works in close cooperation with other local law enforcement agencies, particularly on county-wide and statewide criminal investigations.

Commonly asked questions about Sheriffs

Can the Sheriff help me evict a tenant?

In most communities, the answer is "yes." The steps vary in each community, and the sheriff can help only after a court has ordered an eviction.

How do I obtain an accident report from the Sheriff?

Each local sheriff's office has different procedures. Some allow requests by email or online form, while others require an in-person visit to request the accident report.

How is bail determined?

In most courts, bail is determined by the court according to the flight risk presented by a given defendant. Most courts require a set amount for various types of offenses. In any event, the judge sets the bail amount, not the sheriff.