Board of Directors

Meet the distinguished leadership board of VSI

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) Board has been served by many dedicated sheriffs over the years. The VSI Board of Directors consists of nine sheriffs who are elected at the VSI annual spring meeting.

Governing policies are decided by the President and members of the Board of Directors during the annual conference. The VSI Board is responsible for approval of the VSI annual budget and work plan and serves as the policy making, governing body of the Institute.

Board of Directors 2021-2022


Sheriff Mark A. Amos
Orange County

Immediate Past President:

Sheriff James E. Brown, III
City of Charlottesville

First Vice President:

Sheriff Karl S. Leonard
Chesterfield County


Sheriff Les R. Taylor
City of Winchester


Sheriff Robert P. “Bob” Mosier
Fauquier County

Board Members:

Sheriff J. J. McLaughlin, Jr.
New Kent County

Sheriff Michael W. Taylor
Pittsylvania County

Sheriff April M. Staton
City of Salem

Sheriff Ernest L. Giles, Sr.
Sussex County

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