Virginia Gang Investigators Association Honors Deputy Sheriff
On October 21st Deputy Ken Newhouse received the Gang Investigator of the Year award from the Virginia Gang Investigators Association (VGIA).
Deputy Kenneth Newhouse began his career with the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office on June 24th, 2002 and was appointed to serve as the Coordinator of the Sheriff’s Intelligence Unit on July 15, 2006. He is a recognized expert in the area of security threat groups and gangs. Deputy Newhouse has conducted training both at the local and national level. He deals directly with gang member in the Arlington County Detention Facility and works in concert with his law enforcement partners in the effort to investigate gang activity and crime in Arlington County.
Deputy Newhouse was recently awarded the “Respect for Law Award” by the Optimist Club, Arlington, Virginia.
Deputy Newhouse established a tip line within the Adult Detention Facility for inmates to report crimes and share information about crimes that may have been committed. One of the first cases to mark the success for the program came when an inmate called and reported a person that committed an armed robbery within Arlington County.
“Deputy Newhouse continues to display dedication to his position and in being a role model for others. He displays a sense of pride in his work and the Sheriff’s Office and is always looking for ways to improve operations and challenge the “status quo”,” Sheriff Arthur said.