Dickenson County Sheriff's Office
|Dickenson County Sheriff's Office|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||County (US) of Dickenson County in the state of Virginia, USA|
|Map of Dickenson County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.|
|Size||332 square miles (860 km2)|
|Legal jurisdiction||Dickenson County|
|Governing body||County (US)|
|Agency executive||Bobby G. Hammons, Sheriff|
|* 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.
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.
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.
Since the establishment of the Dickenson County Police Department, 5 officers have died in the line of duty.
|Officer||Date of Death||Details|
|Sheriff William P. Stanley||
|Deputy Sheriff John Bunyon Counts||
|Deputy Sheriff Mayner Cleve Lambert||
|Deputy Sheriff Duran Ratliff||
|Deputy Sheriff Paul H. Salyer||