Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

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Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
Abbreviation MCSO
Agency overview
Employees 97
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* County (US) of Mecklenburg in the state of Virginia, USA
Map of Virginia highlighting Mecklenburg County.svg
Map of Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
Size 679 square miles (1,760 km2)
Population 32,727
Legal jurisdiction Mecklenburg County
Governing body County (US)
Constituting instrument Yes
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Boydton, Virginia
Deputys 92
Civilians 5
Agency executive R.W. (Bobby) Hawkins, Sheriff
Official Website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) is the primary law enforcement agency servicing 32,727 people within 679 square miles (1,760 km2) of jurisdiction within Mecklenburg County, VA.


The MCSO canine division first began in May 2000.[1]


The agency is currently headed by Sheriff R.W. (Bobby) Hawkins. The Sheriff’s Office has 89 full-time sworn members, 1 part-time sworn member, 2 sworn auxiliary civilians, and 1 part-time civilian.


  • Civil Process
  • Command Staff
  • Courtroom Security
  • Dispatch
  • Drug Task Force
  • Investigations
  • Jail Operations
  • School Services
  • Support Staff
  • Uniformed Patrol
  • Work Release

Specialized Units:

  • Canine Unit
  • Dive Unit
  • Hostage Negotiations
  • Tactical Unit
  • Instructors [2]

Community Programs:

  • VINE VINE is a 24-hour notification system designed to keep victims informed on the custody status of their offenders.
  • Project Lifesaver Project Lifesaver is an active response to the problem of locating wandering persons before they become victims.
  • Child Safety Seat Installation The Child Safety Seat Installation assists parents, grandparents or caregivers in proper installation.
  • Neighborhood Watch Program The MCSO is available to assist citizens in forming a neighborhood watch for their area.
  • TRIAD A local TRIAD consists of the sheriff, police chiefs and older or retired leaders in the community who agree to work together to reduce criminal victimization of the elderly.[3]

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, three officers have died while on duty.[4]

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