New Kent’s award winning Sheriff’s Office is the primary law enforcement agency for New Kent County and has been accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission since April 2003.
The Sheriff’s Office is staffed by 42 full-time, part-time and auxiliary deputies and 20 full-time and part-time communications, administrative staff, School Resource Officers and Animal Control and Shelter personnel.
The New Kent County Sheriff’s Office ranks among the best in the nation.
The Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge, (12 First Place Titles 12-years running) the National Law Enforcement Challenge (5 First Place Titles) and the 2010 Governor’s Transportation Safety Award are but three of the awards recognizing their hard work and dedication.
In 2003, the Sheriff’s Office received State Accreditation through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission and in 2007, became the first law enforcement agency in the state to receive a perfect assessment.
This trend has continued through each the four year re-accreditation processes, in 2011 and again in 2015.
The Sheriff’s Office currently offers over 35 community service/crime prevention programs to the county citizens, business and organizations.
The members of our Sheriff’s Office are our friends and neighbors, their ultimate job is to make the county a safe place to live, operate a business and to raise a family. New Kent County is safe.