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VSA Membership Crests the 10,000 Mark

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association is proud to announce its membership has passed the 10,000 member mark. Formed in 1933 in Salem, Virginia, comprised of sheriffs, deputies and administrative staff, the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA) enjoys high recognition by the Virginia General Assembly as the primary organization speaking for sheriffs and deputies. Working on many levels and…



Virginia Decision 2023: 96 Current Sheriffs and Sheriff Candidates Elected

  Virginia Decision 2023: 96 Current Sheriffs and Sheriff Candidates Elected  ~ Democrats take control of Virginia Legislature~ Richmond, VA — Decision 2023 Virginia elections brought change across the Commonwealth. In addition to the members of the House of Delegates and Senate, sheriffs’ seats were also on the ballot. Sheriffs’ elections were held in many…


Statement on Israel Conflict from the National Sheriffs’ Association

Washington, DC, October 12, 2023 – The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) today denounced in the strongest of terms the inhumane, criminal and unprovoked attack against the people and institutions of Israel by the terror group Hamas. Also, NSA is calling for a day of vigilance and honor on Friday October 13, 2023. Casualty reports from Israel demonstrate…


Behavioral and Mental Health director & team awarded for drug-awareness initiative

Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office’s Behavioral and Mental Health Director Kerri Rhodes and her team were recognized at the Eastern District of Virginia Public Service Awards ceremony for their extraordinary service. Their “Silent No More” program is a powerful, multi-faceted, and relatable drug-awareness initiative presented to schools and communities to educate on the invisible dangers of…


Virginia Sheriffs’ Association elects new officers for 2023-24

The members of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association elected new officers for 2023-24 in Virginia Beach during the VSA Fall Conference. The following sheriffs were elected to the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Board of Directors as officers and board members: 2023-3024 VSA Board of Directors President: Sheriff L. W. “Lenny” Millholland, Frederick County Immediate Past President: Sheriff…


Hampton Sheriff’s Office Mourns the Passing of Deputy William Bell

On behalf of Sheriff K. E. Bowden and the entire Hampton Sheriff’s Office, we would like to express our sincerest sympathy and condolences to the family on the passing of our beloved brother. Deputy Bell joined the Hampton Sheriff’s Office in 2022 and was assigned to the Court Services Division and later, the Transportation Unit.…


Passing of Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles “Chuckie” T. Burgdorf

With much sadness, the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association joins the Rockbridge County and City of Lexington Sheriff’s Office in sharing the news of the death of Deputy Charles “Chuckie” T. Burgdorf. At age 56 he lost a hard fought battle against cancer and passed away Wednesday morning. Chuckie began his career with the Lexington Police Department…


VSA Condolences on loss of retired Lieutenant Colonel Stephen “Steve” Salmon

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association expresses its deepest condolences to the Danville community and to the family of retired Danville Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Colonel Steve Salmon. Lt. Col. Salmon dedicated 43 years in service to the Danville Sheriff’s Office and retired three years ago. He passed away suddenly on Friday, September 8, 2023, while on a…


Get to know the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office staff

Sheriff Stacey Kincaid has led the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office since 2013. Her Command Staff includes two Lieutenant Colonels — a Chief Deputy for Operations and a Chief Deputy for Administration — and four Majors, each of whom commands a division. The remaining rank structure, in order, includes Captain, First Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant, Sergeant, Master Deputy…


Auxiliary Deputy Charles Pyer Honored

The Petersburg Sheriff’s Office recognizes the continuous service of Charles Pyer, Jr., one of the longest serving auxiliary deputies at the Petersburg Sheriff’s Office. He served his country for 20 years on active duty in the United States Army and a flag with his picture is flying high on the Boulevard in Colonial Heights, where…


Chesterfield Sheriff meets with President Bill Clinton to discuss Chesterfield jail’s HARP recovery program

On June 21st, Chesterfield Sheriff Karl Leonard and Chesterfield Sheriff’s Office Program Director Bailey Hilliard had a 3-hour meeting with President Bill Clinton in his New York office upon request to brief him on the Chesterfield jail’s HARP recovery program. President Clinton was seeking innovations in approaches to address the addiction and overdose crisis across…