Meet Prince William County Sheriff Glendell Hill

Prince William County Sheriff Glendell Hill

Prince William County Sheriff Glendell Hill

Sheriff Glen Hill was born and raised in New Bern, North Carolina. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Army. His last tour of duty was at Vint Hill Farms Station on the western border of Prince William County, where he served in the U.S. Army Security Agency. He received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army in 1969. Following his discharge, he became the first African-American to join the Manassas City Police Department. In January of 1982, he joined the newly created Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center, where he held every management position, including appointment to Superintendent in 1993. While serving as jail superintendent, he was named Correctional Administrator of the Year for 1997 by the American Jail Association.

In November 2003, he was elected Sheriff of Prince William County, including the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Sheriff Hill was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second term of office in November 2007, and is currently serving his third term, after being re-elected again in November 2011. Sheriff Hill has more than four decades of law enforcement experience in Manassas City and Prince William County.

Sheriff Hill and his wife, Carolyn, have been married since 1974. They have three children and ten grandchildren. Carolyn is a school teacher in the City of Manassas school system.

Accomplishments:
• Sheriff of Prince William County (2004 – Present)
• Gubernatorial Appointee to Secure Commonwealth Panel (2010 – Present)
• Current Chairman, Prince William-Manassas Regional Jail Board
• Superintendent, Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center (1993 – 2003)
• 44 years in the Criminal Justice Field
• 30+ years of progressive management experience
• Former Chairman, current Member, Peumansend Creek Regional Jail Authority
• American Jail Association (named Correctional Administrator of the Year in 1997)

Awards:
• Prince William County Republican of the Year (2003)
• Commendation, Virginia House of Delegates, Lifetime Professional Achievement
• Twice named Prince William County’s Employee of the Month for outstanding achievements
• Ally Award, Virginians Aligned Against Sexual Assault
• Appreciation Award for support of the Prison Ministry
• Dale City Christian Church, Distinguished Lifetime Professional Achievement
• Outstanding Support and Service, recognized by United States Marshal’s Service

Memberships:
• First Baptist Church, Manassas
• National Sheriffs’ Association
• Virginia Sheriffs’ Association
• Prince William County Republican Committee
• Community Criminal Justice Board
• Fraternal Order of Police
• American Correctional Association
• American Jail Association
• Former Member, Board of Directors, SERVE
• American Legion Post 114
• Prince William Hospital System Foundation Board of Trustees
• Ruritan National

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