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Line of Duty Death: Charles City Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Floyd H. Miles, Jr.

VSA is saddened to learn of this line of duty death from the Charles City County Sheriff’s Office. On June 9, 2024, around 12:30pm, a Charles City County Deputy was monitoring traffic at the intersection of John Tyler Memorial Highway (Rt. 5) and Wayside Road (Rt. 607), when an individual on a moped approached their…


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…


Community News: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

WATCH FOR CHILDREN PLAYING With our county schools dismissing for the summer, the Office of the Sheriff reminded everyone to be more alert for children playing outside. Kicking ball, on bicycles and so on, kids will be out playing near the streets. Be alert, so down and watch for children. BOAT PATROL HAS BEGUN The…


VSA Statement on Passing of Communications Officer Taylor Hayden

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association wishes to express its deepest sympathy and condolences to Communications Officer Taylor Hayden’s family, friends and the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office upon the death of Officer Hayden who passed away on May 29, 2023. Taylor was a volunteer with the Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department, a former employee of Newsome’s Restaurant, and…


VSA Statement on Passing of SRO Corporal Kevin Andre Stubbs

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association wishes to express its deepest sympathy and condolences to SRO Corporal Kevin Stubbs’s family, friends and the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office upon the death of Cpl. Stubbs who passed away on May 30, 2023. Stubbs was employed at the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years. He served as a jailor…


Community News: Norfolk Sheriff’s Office

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Relay for Life team proudly donated $21,000 to the American Cancer Society. The funds were raised through various fundraisers including No Shave fundraisers for deputies, Shades of Awareness (nail color) for deputies, a Halloween bake sale, and a bowling tournament. Lieutenant Colonel Grizzard had the opportunity to share why this cause is…


VSA Awards 2023 Deputy Sheriff of the Year, Dispatcher of the Year, and Valor Award

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA) congratulates the 2023 recipients of the Deputy Sheriff of the Year, Dispatcher of the Year, and the Valor Award. These awards provide an excellent means for VSA to recognize the meritorious contributions of Virginia’s professional deputy sheriffs and dispatchers. While all of this year’s nominees were honorable, the committee selected…


VSA Congratulates Sheriffs Staton and Ward for Appointment to Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Board of Directors extends congratulations to Sheriff April Staton and Sheriff Matthew Ward for their appointment by the VSA Board to the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission. Every May and as additional vacancies arrive during the year, the Board of Directors appoints sheriffs to the Commission after careful consideration of…


Prospective VSI membership letters to mail in February 2023

Prospective VSI membership letters to mail in February 2023 Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute > News > Prospective VSI membership letters to mail in February 2023 In response to the need for improved, widespread public safety awareness and to assist local sheriffs in protecting the lives and property of citizens throughout Virginia, the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) has announced a…


VSA Now Accepting Nominations for 2023 Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award, Dispatcher of the Year Award, and the Deputy Sheriff Valor Award

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA) is now accepting nominations for the Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award, Dispatcher of the Year Award, and the Deputy Sheriff Valor Award for 2023. The awards will be presented during the annual conference, being held September 19-21, 2023, at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Marriott. These awards provide an excellent…