Arlington County Sheriff's Office

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Arlington County Sheriff's Office
Abbreviation ACSO
Agency overview
Formed 1869
Employees 265
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction Arlington, Virginia, USA
Map of Virginia highlighting Arlington County.svg
Map of Arlington County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
Size 26 square miles (67 km2)
Population 207,627
Legal jurisdiction Arlington County
Governing body County
Constituting instrument
  • Yes
General nature • Local civilian agency
Headquarters Arlington, Virginia

Agency executive
Official Website

The Arlington County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) provides law enforcement services for 207,627 people within 26 square miles (67 km2) of jurisdiction within Arlington County, VA. These services include responsibility for the operation of the local jail, courthouse security and service of civil papers. The Sheriff may also execute criminal warrants.[1]

Beth Arthur is the elected sheriff.


The ACSO was created in 1869 when I.C. O'Neil was appointed as the first sheriff.[2] The ACSO is a Nationally Accredited Public Safety Agency.[3]


The ACSO has 270 sworn civilian personnel.


The facility employs a total of approximately 200 staff members, 160 being Deputy Sheriffs.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Code of Virginia § 15.2-1609
  2. ^ "History of Sheriff's Office". Arlington County Government. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  3. ^ Arlington County Sheriff's Office - About[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Arlington County Sheriff's Office - Correction Division

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