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Virginia Sheriffs' Institute
Supporting Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

The law firm Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen has announced its 2023 Hometown Heroes, and Petersburg Sheriff Vanessa Crawford was honored as a recipient.

Sherriff Crawford has served five terms as the Petersburg Sherriff and has instituted over 30 programs in Petersburg. This includes TRIAD, which works to reduce senior-targeted crimes in the area. She re-started drivers’ education courses in Petersburg schools, created a gun safety program for elementary school-aged children, delivers presentations on human trafficking and bullying, and much more.

“My mom was my role model. As I grew up, I did not know I wanted to be like her, but I have become her clone. You listen to your calling, and you follow that. You go where you feel the call and do good work,” says Crawford.