We, the men and women of the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with our community, are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by maintaining order, protecting life and property, and reducing the fear of crime. We will ensure the peace and safety of all citizens by upholding the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia. As leaders of the community, we will embrace our core beliefs: Integrity, Compassion, Fairness and Professionalism.

Who Are We?

“Dedicated, innovative people, working with the community, to serve and protect Stafford County while using the best tools and technology available.”

Law Enforcement Operations

  • Patrolling the County, preventing crime, investigating accidents, enforcing traffic laws, and responding to calls for service from the community.
  • Investigating crimes, analyzing crime scenes and crime patterns, conducting computer forensic work.
  • Conducting special operations, including marine patrol, special events planning, ground search and rescue, unmanned aerial systems, bicycle patrol, animal control operations, and other special services.
  • Serving as School Resource Officers and School Protection Officers, protecting and educating our children in the schools.

Community Engagement

  • Connecting with the community.
  • Providing special programs including, the Citizen’s Police Academy, Neighborhood Watch, the Drug Awareness Resistance Education program in the schools, Special Star Force Cadets and the Junior Deputy Academy.
  • Providing car seat inspections, and celebrating National Night Out.
  • Supporting Business Watch, the Crime Solvers program and Project Life Saver (a program dedicated to finding and recovering Alzheimer patients and individuals suffering from other disorders).
  • Strengthening Community partners through the Homeland Security SHIELD Program.
  • Forming citizen-law enforcement partnerships through evolving and continuous special outreach programs.

Emergency Communications

  • Providing emergency communications for law enforcement, firefighting and emergency medical services.
  • Receiving, processing, and managing approximately 150,000 law enforcement and fire incidents each year.
  • Receiving, processing, and managing over (237,000) 911 and non-emergency telephone calls each year.

Court Services Budget details and Service Levels may be found in the Judicial Administration Section of the County Budget.

Budget Summary

Funded Positions

Notable Changes


  • (1) Conversion of a Deputy Sheriff Courts Sergeant position from Part time to full time (after the adoption of the FY2022 budget by Resolution R21-208)
  • (5) Deputy sheriff - Field Ops
  • (4) Communications Officer III
  • (1) Animal Caretaker II
  • (1) Evidence Technician
  • (1) Field Ops - Sergeant (Body Worn Cameras)
  • (1) Records Specialist (Body Worn Cameras, Mid-Year)
  • (1) Administrative Specialist II (Body Worn Cameras)
  • Pay Scale Adjustment
  • Step Increase based on Public Safety Step Plan
  • 2.13% increase in Virginia Retirement System Rate
  • .03% decrease in the Virginia Retiree Health Insurance Credit Rate
  • Promotion and reclassification of positions
  • Additional funding for night shift differential pay for deputies


  • Additional funding to cover fuel costs
  • Increase costs for recruiting and marketing
  • Additional funding for software maintenance contracts
  • Academy dues increase
  • Additional funding for the ECC computer replacement program
  • ARPA funding to implement CIP Public Safety Building Security Improvements project ($1,264,000)
  • Yearly maintenance agreement for body cameras ($812,384)
    • ARPA Funding ($731,146)
    • Recurring revenue ($81,238)
  • New Initiatives:
    • Rifle replacement
    • Ballistic vest replacement
    • Body worn medical kits
    • DRONE battery replacement
    • Portable radio replacement
    • Badges for baseball
    • Junior deputy program
    • DARE workbooks
    • Mobile radio replacement cycle
    • Cloud radio management program
    • Annual tower battery contract


  • Additional funding for sheriff vehicles


  • To improve service capabilities through effective use of personnel resources, time, equipment, technology, research, and planning, in order to continue to meet the safety and security expectations of the community. (Service levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)
  • To reduce response times, increase responsiveness to citizen concerns, impact the crime rate, increase community-based police programs and directed patrol through the phased implementation of recommendations in the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office Staffing Study. (Service levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)
  • To enhance the successful public crime prevention and outreach programs such as the DARE Program, TRIAD, Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Project Life Saver, the Junior Deputy Academy, Homeland Security SHIELD Program and National Night Out in an effort to maintain the sense of community, improve community safety and security, and to reduce crime. (Service levels 1, 2, 3, and 5)
  • To enhance the agency's focus and capabilities on the Heroin and opioid epidemic to interdict and reduce such activities and incidents by establishing and fostering strong relationships with other law enforcement agencies, the medical community, social service agencies and the Stafford County community. (Service levels 1, 2, 3, and 5)
  • To improve Internet and Fraud related crimes investigation, case management, and case closure capabilities by increased focus and resource allocation. (Service levels 1, 3, and 5)
  • To improve care, support and adoption of animals under the charge of Animal Control through the use of modern technology, state of the art facilities and strong community relationships. (Service level 6)
  • To partner with the Stafford County Public Schools to enhance school safety and security.
Service Levels for the Sheriff

*10 month actual, 2 months estimated for CY2021