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  • Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Commemorates National Police Week

    The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association is proud to join in commemorating National Police Week, this week May 13-18, 2024. National Policy Week offers honor, remembrance, and peer support while allowing law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. This year, the names of…

  • Sheriff Morgan names NNSO Deputy of the Year 

    Sheriff Morgan is proud to announce that Lt. J. Barham is the Newport News Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Year. The sheriff presented the certificate to him and other accolades have followed. “It was a shock and a nice surprise,” Barham said.  Lt. Barham joined the Newport News Sheriff’s Office in November 2005. He has…

  • Sheriff Mondul Presents GWHS Senior Zoe Alderson with VSI Scholarship Award 

    Sheriff Mondul was proud to present a $1,000.00 scholarship to GWHS senior Zoe Alderson today on behalf of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI). After graduation from GWHS and DCC’s early college program, Zoe will attend Radford University in the fall and major in Criminal Justice. Congratulations Zoe!

  • Hampton Sheriff’s Office Host National Prescription Drug Take Back

    Sheriff Bowden and the Hampton Sheriff’s Office partnered with the DEA for National Prescription Drug Take Back. The event provides Hampton citizens with an opportunity to prevent pill abuse by getting rid of unused prescription medication. Our site collection totaled over 8 bags of unused prescription medications from 57 patrons.

  • Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Awards 49 Scholarships

    Richmond, VA — The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) is pleased to announce the awarding of 49 scholarships totaling $47,000.00 to deserving individuals across the Commonwealth. These scholarships support individuals pursuing a college degree in criminal justice while attending a Virginia college or university. Full-time students are awarded $1,000 scholarships; part-time students are awarded $500 scholarships.…

  • Office of the Sheriff: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

    DEPUTY SPEAKS TO SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE GROUP Deputy Carolina Ortega spoke recently to the “Busy Bee’s” group at Smith Mountain Lake. This a group of senior widows who invited Ortega to speak on a variety of topics including scams and senior’s safety. Organizer Nancy Ault advised everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time with Ortega and expressed…

  • Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute elects new officers for 2024-25

    Williamsburg, VA — The members of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute elected new officers for 2024-25 in Williamsburg during the VSI Spring Conference. The following sheriffs were elected to the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Board of Directors as officers and board members: “I am honored to work with members of this distinguished organization and supporters for the…

  • VSI Recognizes 2024 Class of the VSI Certification Program During Spring Conference

    Williamsburg, VA – The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute is pleased to recognize the 2024 class of the VSI Certification Program during the 2024 VSI Spring Conference. The program promotes, recognizes and elevates the continued individual professional development of Virginia’s sheriffs and deputies. Sheriffs and deputies serving in the Commonwealth of Virginia carry immense responsibilities as the guardians…

  • Sheriff’s Office Partners with Birth in Color Group for Female Individuals in Custody in Detention Facility

    The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Richmond-based organization Birth in Color. This collaboration, the first in the state of Virginia, aims to provide pregnant female individuals in our custody with options for doula support during their birth experiences and to train female inmates to become community-based doulas…

  • Newport News Sheriff Gabe Morgan appointed Chairman of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Advisory Board

    Newport News Sheriff Gabe Morgan is the new chairman of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Advisory Board. He was voted chairman at the board meeting on April 3. The NIC gives training, technical assistance, and information services to corrections facilities nationwide. The board provides industry insight, leadership, and recommendations to the NIC and guidance…

  • Newport News Sheriff’s Office K9 Cooper Retires

    After nine years of tracking suspects and finding missing people, the Newport News Sheriff’s Office said “Happy Retirement” to its search-and-rescue bloodhound Cooper. March 27 was his last day on the job with Cpl. Blyth, his only handler.  The Services Bureau recognized the occasion with a small celebration – a cake made by Civil clerk…

  • Retired Bedford Sheriff Mike Brown Announces First Bill in US (W VA) Requiring Internet Safety Education be Taught in Public Schools

    Since my retirement, as some of you are aware, I have managed to stay as busy/active as when I was sheriff. The majority of my time, probably 90%, has been in the arena of Internet safety education for our youth with the Safe Surfin Foundation. This effort, as some of you are aware, is directly…