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The Professional Standards Unit (PSU) supports the mission and core beliefs of the Office of the Sheriff.  Although its primary function is to ensure all members of the agency comply with departmental standards and inter-agency protocols, it also has other additional duties and responsibilities and includes the following subsets:

  • Accreditation Manager: ensures compliance with and adherence to standards established by the V.L.E.P.S.C.
  • Training Officer: makes sure that all sworn law enforcement officers are competent and capable of working assignments in a safe and professional manner.
  • Records: collects, processes and maintains criminal and civil records for the Office of the Sheriff, the courts, the public, and other governmental agencies.
  • Property & Evidence: receives, stores, tracks, and disposes property and evidence that is collected by law enforcement officers within the agency.
  • Domestic Violence  Victim Advocate:  provide victims of violent crimes the information and support needed to ensure positive experiences within the criminal justice system.

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Message from the Sheriff

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NATIONAL CAR SEAT SAFETY WEEK SEPTEMBER 17-23

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Today, Sheriff Bill Overton emphasized the week of September 17-23 is National Car Seat Safety Week. He went on to speak about transporting young ones in vehicles and how they may not understand the importance of seat belts and car seat restraints. "As the driver of the vehicle, you are responsible for the care of all those who ride with you", Sheriff Overton said, "make sure all are properly buckled in and are ready to ride."

According to #TweensBuckleUp, there are many areas of statistical data which shows how life saving seats belts have been. Please double check to make sure all your passengers are properly buckled up.

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON SAYS, "DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE"

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Sheriff Bill Overton says, "Please don't drink and drive. Buzzed driving IS drunk driving. Be alert to warning signs. I want each of you to arrive home safe to your families. Please click on this video link.

https://youtu.be/8ti9KPb3iw4

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF OVERTON ISSUES A SPECIAL MESSAGE ON SCAM

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF. PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-issues-urgent-warning-to-beware-irs-fbi-themed-ransomware-scam

 

 

 

 

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SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF BILL OVERTON

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Sheriff Bill Overton spoke today about schools starting on Monday, August 14th, "Our schools will open on Monday and I am asking all residents to be vigilant and aware as school buses will, once again, be on our highways." Sheriff Overton stated, "Please be alert as the buses will be loading and unloading students, watch for increased vehicle traffic around our schools and be advised our deputies will be out in force monitoring the speed zones." The Office of the Sheriff wants everyone to arrive home safe to their families each day.

 

 

 

 

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