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Chesterfield Sheriff

The chief law enforcement officer in the county

Full office description

  • The sheriff is an elected official who operates the county jails, keeps courtrooms secure during trials, and keeps the public safe through law enforcement.
  • Sheriffs are responsible for serving court papers, executing arrest warrants, providing law enforcement in county areas, and working with city law enforcement to keep population centers safe.
  • Most sheriffs in Virginia are elected in odd years for four year terms. Elections are partisan.

How this impacts you

  • Public SafetyThe sheriff runs law enforcement for areas outside of cities, so they decide who to arrest, which crimes to focus on, and which 911 calls to respond to.

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Karl S. Leonard


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