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    The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services presented Sheriff Smith with our formal accreditation certificate. The presenter is Mr. Derrick Mays from DCJS. ... See MoreSee Less

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    ALERT: On the evening of August 18, 2016 the person seen in these photos purchased several items at the Wal-Mart in Charlottesville using a credit card stolen from a resident of Greene County. The theft occurred by an unknown individual breaking into a vehicle that was parked outside their place of employment in Greene County. In the attached photographs, the person of interest is wearing dark pants and a gray hooded sweatshirt. The suspect is then seen leaving the parking lot of Wal-Mart in a silver vehicle. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is asking if anyone can identify the person or the vehicle in these photos to please contact Investigator L. Jenkins at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 434 985-8682 extension 209. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Some more gorgeous photos from Lt. Freid and Investigator Murphy. They arrived safely in NY around 2100 hours last evening. Today has been filled with site visits to Ground Zero and the Trade Center Museum. ... See MoreSee Less

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    America's 9/11 Ride continues - leaving the Pentagon this morning headed for NYC. Great pictures...be safe! ... See MoreSee Less

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    Investigator S. Murphy and Lt. K. Freid are participating in the America’s 9/11 Ride. The 9/11 Ride honors victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

    The ride began Friday morning at the Flight 93 crash site in Pennsylvania and continued through Cumberland and Hagerstown, Maryland, before heading to the Pentagon. The ride will continue on Saturday to New York City.

    Continued safe travels, Investigator Murphy and Lt. Freid!
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    The Greene County Sheriff’s Office arrested Maria G. Chicas in a shoplifting incident that occurred today (August 19, 2016) at the Antiquer’s Mall located at 8287 Seminole Trail in Ruckersville.

    Earlier this week, Chicas had been identified for shoplifting from Gateway Antique Center in Ruckersville.

    After receiving a call from an employee at the Antiquer’s Mall requesting assistance, deputies responded and approached Chicas. It was determined at that time that Chicas had concealed merchandise on her person that had not been purchased.

    Chicas was charged with two counts of shoplifting and has been released on bond.

    As the investigation continues, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information regarding the incident today and/or past incident history with Chicas, to contact Deputy B. Shifflett or Deputy M. Collier at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 434-985-2222 or the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 434-977-4000.
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    ALERT: On Saturday, August 13, 2016 at approximately 4:15 p.m. an individual came into the Lowest Price / Valero gas station and demanded money. The individual is believed to be a white male approximately 5’5” to 5’10”. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with a black mask. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone that may have information to contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (434) 977-4000 or the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division at (434) 985-8682 extension 204. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Yesterday morning, a group of amazing citizens brought breakfast and cards of support to our office. Our staff enjoyed coffee, orange juice, muffins, danish, bagels, and fruit. We can’t say it enough…our citizens and our community are the absolute best! Thank you to the following people for our delicious breakfast, pictured L-to-R, Dee Thomas, Caleb Baber, Rhonda Lamb-Baber, Wyatt Baber, Dawn Simpson, and Logan Simpson. A big thank you to Tabitha Simpson as well; unfortunately she is not pictured and to Sheetz for donating the coffee to this wonderful group! Thank you all for your continued support and prayers. ... See MoreSee Less

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    As many of you are aware, a family within our community suffered a huge loss yesterday due to a fire completely destroying their home. A drop-off site has been established at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office for clothing (new or in excellent condition), household supplies, and gift cards (Wal-mart, Target, or Food Lion). Please coordinate your drop-off with Victim Witness Director, Kenlyn Snow at 434-985-8682, extension 408. Thank you and please feel free to share our post!

    The following clothing sizes are needed for the family:

    • Men’s: Medium shirts, 32 waist pants, size 10 shoes
    • Women’s: Small shirts, size 4 pants, size 8 shoes
    • 12 year old girl: size 14 in girls clothing, size 8 girls shoes
    • 7 year old boy: size 7 or 8 boys clothing
    • 5 year old girl: size 5 or 6 girls clothing, size 9 girls shoes
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    THANK YOU Blue Ridge Trailer Sales and Service, LLC for having lunch delivered to us! Community support for law enforcement personnel is so critical at this time across the Nation - we sincerely appreciate your gesture!

    The genuine concern and words of encouragement that our office has been receiving recently has been amazing. Thank you for your continued support and prayers - Sheriff Smith
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    A message from Sheriff Smith: The Greene County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the departments, their friends and families, and for our brothers and sisters across the Nation.

    This job is certainly not an easy one but our staff will continue to perform their job duties and responsibilities with the utmost diligence.

    And a personal comment to my staff - thank you for your continued hard work and dedication. Your commitment to our agency and community is evident. We are very fortunate to have all of you. Keep up the great work.
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    WEATHER INFORMATION from the National Weather Service as of 1400 hours this date:

    The greatest threat potential time frame for Greene County is from 6pm-11pm. The potential for severe thunderstorms with hail, winds, and heavy rain is possible. Localized wind gusts over 60mph are possible.

    Staffing has been adjusted within the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) to accommodate potential call volume.

    Please utilize 911 for emergencies only! The non-emergency number to the ECC is 985-2222. Report any power outages to your local electric company. Thank you!
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    Please consider becoming an Emergency Room Advocate or Hotline Volunteer for the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA). Contact Norm Holland, SARA Crisis Services Coordinator, for further information at 434-295-7273, extension 123, or via email at norm@saracville.org ... See MoreSee Less

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    Investigator Scott Murphy is currently competing in the Jefferson Area Motor Squad Skills Competition in Charlottesville. The Jefferson Area Motor Squad Skills Competition is a way for motor officers to improve their riding skills, exchange new training ideas and improve or create inter-agency relationships. It is also an opportunity to give back to the community which supports law enforcement. A portion of the proceeds raised for the 2016 competition will be donated to America's 911 Foundation. Investigator Murphy placed in the top 20 during today's competition and will compete again tomorrow morning at 9am in the Sam's Club Parking Lot - come out and support Investigator Murphy and enjoy a competitive demonstration of motorcycle skills. Keep up the good work Investigator Murphy! ... See MoreSee Less

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    ARRESTS: The Greene County Sheriff’s Office along with members of the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force arrested two individuals on multiple charges. These individuals were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into individuals distributing herion.

    On the afternoon of 5/31/16 Ryland Scott Ryder-Durrer, age 20 and a resident of Greene County, and Sierra Anne Reyes, age 27 and also a resident of Greene County were taken into custody. Both are currently being held at the Central Virginia regional Jail without the eligibility of bail.

    Mr. Ryder-Durrer’s charges are as follows:
    18.2-248 Distrubution of Herion, 3 Felony counts
    18.2-257/18.2-248 Attempt to Distribute Herion, Felony
    18.2-256/18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute Herion, Felony

    Ms. Reyes’s charges are as follows:
    18.2-248/18.2-18 Distrubtion of Herion, 2 Felony counts
    18.2-256/18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distrubute Herion, Felony

    The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task force responsible for investigations in Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Madison and Orange counties and the towns of Culpeper and Orange. All officers assigned to the task force are deputized as Special State Police Officers, giving them specific arrest powers throughout the state.

    If anyone has information regarding this ongoing investigation please contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit at 434-985-2222.
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    A HUGE THANK YOU to the Grace Retirement Village for providing lunch to all Greene County public safety personnel today. We appreciate your kindness and the food was amazing! Pictured below, L-to-R, Liesa Dodson, Yolanda Derrington, Deputy Ryan Leake, Sgt. Karen Roberts, Major Charles Swingler, Sara Williams and Sheriff Steve Smith. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Hello! My name is Candace Welch. I am a senior at Virginia State University. After I graduate in May 2017, I plan to attend George Mason University to obtain my masters degree in criminology. My future career goal is to one day either become a Federal Probation Officer or a detective. I am so grateful for this internship opportunity. Last summer I was also part of the internship program and I am very excited to gain more knowledge again this summer. Thank you Captain Roach and all of the staff at the Greene County Sheriff's Office.

    The Greene County Sheriff's Office would like to welcome our latest intern, Candace Welch for a second time! We look forward to assisting Candace in pursuing all of her career goals and objectives. Please join us in welcoming Candace to our agency!
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    Good Morning! My name is Justin Garvie and I currently reside in Clarksburg, Massachusetts. I am currently a senior at Westfield State University studying for a major in criminal justice and a minor in psychology. Upon graduation, I am interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, but more specifically the police aspect of the field. I am currently an intern at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and I am looking forward to the experience and how it will better prepare me for my future career path.

    The Greene County Sheriff's Office would like to welcome our latest intern, Justin Garvie. We look forward to assisting Justin in meeting all of his career goals and providing him with a solid foundation regarding the criminal justice field. Please join us in welcoming Justin to our agency!
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    On May 11, 2016, in Salem, Virginia, the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission unanimously voted the Greene County Sheriff's Office as an accredited law enforcement agency. I would like to thank everyone for their hardword and due diligence that made this a reality for our agency ... See MoreSee Less

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    FREE - Concealed-Carry Permit/Handgun Safety Class - TONIGHT! for Greene County Citizens.

    @ PVCC in Stanardsville - Call 434-566-8774 to sign up.
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    Concealed-Carry/Handgun Safety Class

    FREE to Greene County Citizens - April 25th 6pm to 9pm @ Eugene Giuseppe Center/PVCC in Stanardsville (222 Main St.)

    MUST REGISTER by contacting Steve Keene at 434-566-8774 or skeene@gcvasheriff.us Provide your legal name and phone number when leaving a message. Must show ID at the door.

    This Classroom Only Course Covers: safe handling, parts/operation, shooting fundamentals, ammunition, safe storage, cleaning, legal transporting, proper selection, carry laws, and self-defense law in VA. Must be 16 years old for class, 21 for permits. We recommend that participants take additional steps and be completely comfortable and confident before possessing or carrying firearms. This class does meet VA's concealed-carry permit training requirement. We provide certificates of completion and permit applications to submit to your circuit court clerk. Instructors have law enforcement, military and/or NRA certifications. For more information on safety classes visit www.greenecountysheriffva.com.
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    PRESS RELEASE: The Greene County Sheriff’s Office along with members of the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force made 9 felony arrests last week. These individuals were arrested in connection to a Methamphetamine Manufacturing Cell. This clandestine investigation started in August 2015 and continues to evolve due to the serious risk of public safety.

    The Greene County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the following agencies; Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force, Greene County Emergency Services (site safety, evacuation planning, hazmat planning), and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (hazmat resources).

    The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task force responsible for the investigations in Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Madison and Orange counties and the towns of Culpeper and Orange. All officers assigned to the task force are deputized as Special State Police Officers, giving them specific arrest powers throughout the state.

    The following individuals, all residents of Stanardsville, have been charged with felonies of Manufacturing Methamphetamine and Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine:

    • Daniel Robby Pate, 9/2/1980
    • Talon Nichole Flippen, 1/25/1995
    • Timothy Howard Cecil Irvin, 7/21/1985
    • Natasha J. Bacigalupi, 2/17/1987
    • Cheyenne Logan McMillan, 8/7/1991
    • James Cody Barrett, 12/19/1993
    • Angela Carol Weakley, 1/9/1969
    • Wendy Lynn Wells, 9/7/1971
    • Stephan Larry Wells, 7/11/1971

    If anyone has information regarding this ongoing investigation, please contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit at 434-985-2222.
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    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Virginia State Police. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office added a new photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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    From Sheriff Steve Smith:

    On January 31, 2016 at approximately 1400 hours Deputy Betty Long and Deputy Ryan Leake stopped at Burger King to grab lunch. While placing their order, they were approached by a frantic man who stated that his father was unresponsive and not breathing in a vehicle in the parking lot.

    Deputy Long, Deputy Leake, and an off-duty Gordonsville Police Department Officer Angil Burke (who just happened to be at the restaurant as well) immediately ran to the vehicle to access the situation. Deputy Leake checked for a pulse; finding none, he then retreated to his patrol vehicle and grabbed his Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Relying on her medical training – and quick thinking – Deputy Long, with assistance from Officer Burke, began CPR. Upon Deputy Leake’s return to the scene, he deployed the AED. Deputy Long and Officer Burke continued CPR until Greene County Emergency Medical Services, Ruckersville Volunteer Fire Company, and Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Company units arrived.

    Because of the quick response and outstanding efforts of Deputy Long, Deputy Leake and Officer Burke, and the use of equipment and training provided to our officers, a life was saved.

    To Betty, Ryan and Angil - it is important for you to know your good deeds and excellent work are not going unnoticed. I am very proud of you and our community is lucky to have you! Thank you for all that you do every day. You can take special pride in knowing that your efforts positively affect the quality of life in the County of Greene. Once again thank you. Keep up the good work!
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Serving the Community

Welcome to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office website! Sheriff Steven S. Smith has proudly served as Sheriff of Greene County since January 1, 2012. Under his leadership, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office has developed into an innovative law enforcement agency with the latest technology, education and training. The office is constantly modernizing to stay up to date with the latest developments in law enforcement.

Sheriff Steven Smith continues his movement on “Putting Citizens First” by implementing cost-effective programs beneficial to citizens; also, to identify what works and what doesn’t, to continually improve local law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of dedicated individuals sharing the vision of the Sheriff, and who perform as a team to accomplish set goals and objectives. We are a community policing agency and are very pro-active, offering various community based programs.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about how we serve Greene County, and how you can help us to serve you even better.

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