Dickenson County Sheriff's Office

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Dickenson County Sheriff's Office
Abbreviation DCSO
Agency overview
Formed 1880
Employees 22
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* County (US) of Dickenson County in the state of Virginia, USA
Map of Virginia highlighting Dickenson County.svg
Map of Dickenson County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
Size 332 square miles (860 km2)
Population 15,903
Legal jurisdiction Dickenson County
Governing body County (US)
Constituting instrument Yes
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Clintwood, Virginia
Deputys 20
Civilians 2
Agency executive Bobby G. Hammons, Sheriff
Official Website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Dickenson County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) is the primary law enforcement agency servicing 15,903 people within 332 square miles (860 km2) of jurisdiction within Dickenson County, Virginia.


The DCSO was created after the county was formed in 1880. At that time, one person was appointed as the Election Supervisor, Tax Collector, and the Chief Law Enforcement Officer. Now the sheriff is a constitutional officer who is elected by the voters to serve a four year term.[1]


The department has 22 sworn officers and is headed by the Sheriff Bobby G. Hammons. Officers include Major Chief Deputy Andy Paul Silcox, Investigators are Captain Scott Stanley, John Hall and Mike Stidham and DTF Officer Kenneth Hill. Deputies include, Sergeant Chris Yates, K9 Sergeant Wes Mullins and K9 Harley, K9 Deputy Matthew "Coojo" Mullins, Deputy Grant Garrett, Deputy Jeremy Fleming, Deputy Jeremy Osborne, Deputy Kelly Fleming, Deputy Justin Mullins, Deputy Brent Wallace, Deputy Chad Elkins, Deputy Kendall Mullins, and Deputy Roley Bowman. Courtroom Security are Terry Wallace and Tim Wampler. And Jim Nichols School Resource officers are Tammy Robinson, Jarrod Salyer and Chris Mullins. Office staff are Rena Powers and Carolyn Hammons The DCSO also has 10 Full Time Dispatchers, 3 Part-time Dispatchers, and Auxiliary officers.[2]

The Department has a fleet of Ford Crown Victoria's and Chevy Trailblazers also chevy caprices that are white in color with a brown and gold county emblem located on them.

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Dickenson County Police Department, 5 officers have died in the line of duty.[3]

Officer Date of Death Details
Sheriff William P. Stanley
Friday, July 25, 1902
Deputy Sheriff John Bunyon Counts
Tuesday, March 28, 1922
Deputy Sheriff Mayner Cleve Lambert
Saturday, May 8, 1948
Deputy Sheriff Duran Ratliff
Tuesday, March 6, 1973
Deputy Sheriff Paul H. Salyer
Thursday, August 14, 1975

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