Stafford County Sheriff's Office
|Stafford County Sheriff's Office|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||County (US) of Stafford in the state of Virginia, USA|
|A map of Stafford County|
|Size||280 square miles (730 km2)|
|Legal jurisdiction||Stafford County|
|Governing body||County (US)|
|Agency executive||Charles E. Jett, Sheriff|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The Stafford County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) is the primary law enforcement agency servicing 128,961 people within 280 square miles (730 km2) of jurisdiction within Stafford County, VA.
The agency is currently headed by Sheriff Charles E. Jett.
- Administrative The Administrative Services Division provides support for all Sheriff’s Office operations including Records Management, Evidence Processing, Departmental Property, Data Entry, Accounting Review, Computer Hardware and Software, Fleet Management, Accreditation Management and Technological Research.
- Animal Control Animal Control is divided in two components, Enforcement (Animal Control Officers) and Shelter Caretakers. Animal Control Officers conduct routine patrol public safety measures to ensure a safe coexistence with animals and people, education presentations and respond to a variety of complaints concerning animals.
- Court Services The Court Services/Civil Process Division of the Stafford Sheriff's Office provides a variety of services such as court security, prisoner transportation and the processing of all legal civil procedures, and is in charge of the warrant section.
- Emergency Communications Center The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is organized as its own Division within the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office and is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year supporting operations through an ever-changing comprehensive communications infrastructure.
- Field Operations The Field Operations Division has the primary mission to deliver service to the citizens of Stafford County through response to calls for service and proactive initiatives. Beyond the traditional mission post 911 has brought more responsibility to local law enforcement, the Field Operations Division is charged with the first responder task in any attack that might take place within the County and to assist other law enforcement agencies as the need arises.
- Investigations The mission of the Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) is to support law enforcement operations by overseeing the day to day assignment and investigation of all cases and coordinating all major criminal investigations.
- Professional Standards Professional Standards is divided into four units: Human Resources, Training, Internal Affairs, and Finance, which are managed by a Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant.
- The Commendation Award: The Commendation Award is awarded in instances where a Sheriff’s Office member demonstrates exemplary performance that directly results in the solution of a major crime or crimes, or apprehension of a particularly dangerous criminal. It also includes any performance that clearly advances the ability of the Sheriff’s office to promote the efficient solution and prevention of criminal conduct.
- The Meritorious Award: The Meritorious Award is the third highest award. It is awarded in instances where, during the course of an emergency, a Sheriff’s Office member demonstrates judgment, ingenuity, or performance at a level that clearly exceeds what is required or expected. This category may include saving a life, or attempting to save a life, which is clearly threatened by medical or physical reasons.
- The Silver Star: The Silver Star is the second highest award for Bravery and Heroism. It is awarded in instances where a member of the Sheriff’s Office knowingly exposes their self to great personal risk in the performance of an official act.
- The Medal of Valor: The Medal of Valor is the highest award presented for Bravery and Heroism. It will be awarded in situations in which a Sheriff’s Office member knowingly places their life in peril of death or extreme serious bodily injury while saving or attempting to save the lives of others who are clearly at risk.
- The Ford T. Humphrey Award: The Deputy Ford T. Humphrey Award is the highest honorary award afforded by the Stafford Sheriff's Office. It is given to an individual who exemplifies the values that the late Deputy Sheriff Ford Tyson Humphrey lived by, and, gave his life for. His service was characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty and faithful and honorable devotion to the principles of the Stafford Sheriff's Office and to community service.
Since the establishment of the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, 2 officers have died in the line of duty.
|Officer||Date of Death||Details|
|Deputy Sheriff Jason Edward Mooney||
|Deputy Sheriff Ford T. Humphrey||
- Stafford County Sheriff's Office - Administrative
- Stafford County Sheriff's Office - Animal
- Stafford County Sheriff's Office - Court
- Stafford County Sheriff's Office - Emergency
- Stafford County Sheriff's Office - Field Operations
- Stafford County Sheriff's Office - Investigations
- Stafford County Sheriff's Office - Standards
- Stafford County Sheriff's Office - Awards
- Officer Down Memorial page