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Virginia Sheriffs’ Association
The Voice of Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

Chesterfield — The members of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA) unanimously elected Sheriff Steve Dempsey of King George County yesterday to serve a one-year term as president of the Association, an 8,900-member organization representing Virginia’s sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and sheriff’s office personnel.

Sheriff Dempsey has served King George County for more than 30 years. He began serving as Sheriff in 2011.

Delegate Margaret Ransone (R- 99th House District) swore in the officers of the 2018-2019 VSA Board of Directors. The 2018-2019 VSA Board of Directors consist of the following sheriffs:

  • Sheriff Steve F. Dempsey, King George County – President
  • Sheriff Vanessa R. Crawford, City of Petersburg – Immediate Past President
  • Sheriff Beth Arthur, Arlington County – Past President
  • Sheriff B. J. Roberts, City of Hampton – Past President
  • Sheriff Steve M. Draper, City of Martinsville – Past President
  • Sheriff Timothy C. Carter, Shenandoah County – First Vice President
  • Sheriff Darrell W. Warren, Jr., Gloucester County – Second Vice President
  • Sheriff Kevin W. Hall, Alleghany County – Secretary
  • Sheriff Fred S. Clark, Halifax County – Treasurer
  • Sheriff John B. “J.B.” Gardner, Carroll County – Region I
  • Sheriff Lane A. Perry, Henry County – Region II
  • Sheriff Timothy A. Allen, City of Roanoke – Region III
  • Sheriff Donald L. Smith, Augusta County – Region IV
  • Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron, Warren County – Region V
  • Sheriff Dana A. Lawhorne, City of Alexandria – Region VI
  • Sheriff L. Mark Barrick, Mathews County – Region VII
  • Sheriff Brad W. Nunnally, Powhatan County – Region VIII
  • Sheriff Wesley W. Reed, Prince Edward County – Region IX
  • Sheriff Kenneth W. Stolle, City of Virginia Beach – 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.