Virginia Sheriffs Elect 2015-16 Board of Directors to Lead Association

The members of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association unanimously elected fellow sheriffs to the 2015-16 Board of Directors during their 82nd Annual Conference and Exhibition in Norfolk on Monday.

The new officers include: Sheriff Steve F. Dempsey, King George County – Treasurer; Sheriff Vanessa R. Crawford, City of Petersburg – Secretary; Sheriff Gabe A. Morgan, City of Newport News – Second Vice President; Sheriff Brian K. Roberts, Brunswick County – First Vice President; Sheriff Arthur Townsend Jr., Lunenburg County – Immediate Past President and Chairman of the Legislative Committee; and Sheriff Richard A. Vaughan, Grayson County – President.

Each officer will serve a one-year term for the association, an 8,900 member organization representing Virginia’s sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, and sheriff’s office personnel.

Approximately 400 sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, and special guests from across Virginia attended the three-day annual conference.

Senator Bill Carrico attended the Tuesday meeting to swear in the full Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Board of Directors, including:

  • Sheriff Richard A. Vaughan, Grayson County – President
  • Sheriff Arthur Townsend Jr., Lunenburg County – Immediate Past President and Chairman of the Legislative Committee
  • Sheriff Beth Arthur, Arlington County – Past President
  • Sheriff Thomas D. Jones, Charlotte County – Past President
  • Sheriff Steve M. Draper, City of Martinsville – Past President
  • Sheriff Brian K. Roberts, Brunswick County – First Vice President
  • Sheriff Gabe A. Morgan, City of Newport News – Second Vice President
  • Sheriff Vanessa R. Crawford, City of Petersburg – Secretary
  • Sheriff Steve F. Dempsey, King George County – Treasurer
  • Sheriff Steven L. Dye, Russell County – Region I
  • Sheriff W.Q. “Bill” Overton Jr., Franklin County – Region II
  • Sheriff Christopher J. Blalock, Rockbridge County – Region III
  • Sheriff W.G. “Billy” Kidd Jr., Buckingham County – Region IV
  • Sheriff John B. Thomas, Page County – Region V
  • Sheriff Stacey A. Kincaid, Fairfax County – Region VI
  • Sheriff Darrell W. Warren Jr., Gloucester County – Region VII
  • Sheriff Todd B. Wilson, City of Colonial Heights – Region VIII
  • Sheriff R.W. Hawkins Jr., Mecklenburg County – Region IX
  • Sheriff David L. Doughty Jr., Northampton County – Region X
The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association is the professional trade association representing the interests of law enforcement and sheriffs’ offices in Virginia. It is the primary voice for Virginia sheriffs in the General Assembly on all matters relating to public safety.
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