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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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PRESS RELEASE

February 14, 2018

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222
FAX: 434-985-3373



On Tuesday night February 13, 2018 Greene County Sheriff’s Office arrested Stacy Dannyelle Shifflett. Ms. Shifflett is a 30 year old female who is a resident of Greene County.

While employed at a local business in the Ruckersville area during 2017 Ms. Shifflett is alleged to have fraudulently taken cash belonging to the business.

Ms. Stacy Dannyelle Shifflett was charged with the following felonies:
18.2-111 Embezzlement (2 counts)

Ms. Shifflett is currently being held at Central Virginia Regional Jail with no bond.

This arrest occurred with assistance from Albemarle County Police Department and the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport Police Department. Ms. Shifflett was taken into custody as she exited an airplane.
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PRESS RELEASE

February 14, 2018

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222
FAX: 434-985-3373



On Friday night February 9, 2018 as part of an ongoing narcotics investigations conducted by members of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit led to an arrest in the Ruckersville area.


John Edward Jackson Jr. age 58 who is a resident of Locust Grove was arrested.

Mr. Jackson Jr. was charged with the following felony:
18.2-248 possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute

John Edward Jackson Jr. is currently being held without bail at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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PRESS RELEASE

February 14, 2018

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222
FAX: 434-985-3373



On Tuesday night February 13, 2018 Greene County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jessica Lynch Bibb. Ms. Bibb is a 33 year old female who is a resident of Albemarle County.

This arrest was the result of an ongoing extortion investigation involving a former resident of Greene County.

Ms. Jessica Lynch Bibb was charged with the following felony:
18.2-59 Extortion

Ms. Bibb was released on a $5000 secure bond.

This was a joint operation with members from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit and members of the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (JADE).
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PRESS RELEASE

February 14, 2018

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222
FAX: 434-985-3373



On Friday afternoon February 9, 2018 a Greene County Sheriff’s Office deputy on routine patrol conducted traffic stop in the Ruckersville area. Through the course of this traffic stop illegal narcotics were recovered.

Nicholas Devon McMillan, age 23 who is resident of Orange County was arrested.

Mr. McMillan was charged with the following felony:
18.2-250 possession of cocaine

Nicholas McMillan is currently being held without bail at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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VIRGINIA SHERIFF'S INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for young people across Virginia to pursue an educational curriculum in law enforcement or criminal justice. The VSI’s Board of Directors has established the application process for students to receive scholarships to assist in their educational endeavors. The scholarships are available only to students in jurisdictions where sheriffs participate in the VSI’s fundraising efforts. This program is limited to students attending Virginia colleges.

Beginning this year, VSI will only accept online applications. The deadline for the 2018-2019 school year is May 1, 2018.

It is necessary for resident sheriffs to submit a letter of recommendation for each completed online application. Please contact Sheriff Smith concerning the letter of recommendation at (434) 985-2222. The letter of recommendation must be uploaded with the application.

Please click here for more information and instructions on applying www.greenecountysheriffva.com/programs/youth
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**E911 UPDATE**

On Thursday February 1st, 2018, we met with two Board of Supervisors members for the first time since the restructuring of 911 Communications by the County.

It appears that some want to paint the Sheriff's Office as being difficult or hard to get along with. This is a result of the notion that the County Government owns the Sheriff’s Office building when, in fact, it is my opinion that the building is paid for and owned by the taxpayers.

We would like to set the record straight. In 2012 when I took office as the Sheriff, Greene County had an Emergency Management Coordinator that worked out of the County Administration building. The Sheriff's Office had a 911 Supervisor in this office. This Supervisor along with all dispatchers worked under one roof at the Sheriff's Office and were under management of the Sheriff. The County, at the time, wanted to combine the Emergency Management Coordinator and 911 Supervisor into one position and have it managed by the Sheriff. We agreed to do so for the County because it would result in a cost savings to the taxpayers. This is how the two separate entities became one, managed by an Emergency Services Director under the direction of the Sheriff in August of 2012.

In September of 2016 the Emergency Services Director employee that was in that position was relieved of their duties. The Sheriff’s Office followed all termination procedures and submitted the information to County Administration. The County refused to process the termination paperwork submitted and kept the person on payroll with current salary even though the E911 duties and supervision had to be done by another employee. This is how the E911 duties have continued to operate since that time. We were unable to refill the position as long as the County kept them on payroll, and this is when we had to take the County to court to try to get the position filled again at the Sheriff's Office. That case is still pending even though the County says otherwise. The County disagrees on this position being filled by someone else and wants to let the terminated employee back into our office.

They feel they can tell us who can come into the Sheriff's Office even though they admitted in a previous agreement of another matter (This is a direct quote from a section of the agreement): “BOTH PARTIES UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, AS A CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA THE SHERIFF OF GREENE COUNTY IS EMPOWERED AND ENTITLED TO OPERATE HIS OFFICE IN SUCH A MANNER AND UNDER SUCH POLICIES AS HE DEEMS APPROPRIATE, AND THAT EMPLOYEES WILL BE SUBJECT TO THOSE POLICIES”. The County does not want to acknowledge this in this case for some reason.

I have advised the County that if they want to take control of County dispatchers they have to first have the facilities and equipment to safely and effectively take calls; which at this time they do not. It will be costly, unnecessary, and duplicative for the taxpayers to fund an additional center. The statement that was put out yesterday by Chairman Michelle Flynn is inflammatory and mostly untrue. We did have several meetings with different Board members and also the County Administrator before the restructuring, and only with Mrs. Durrer after the restructuring. Every agreement has been reneged on. I also asked for a public meeting to get this position refilled and it was granted but removed from the agenda three times and has yet to reappear. No other Supervisor would meet with us. Although the County maintains owning the building that we are housed in, that does not give them the right or authority to try and force people in our office that are deemed to be inappropriate. The County wants to keep 911 in the Sheriff's Office and yet have control of how it is maintained. By their own admission that is not permitted. There is sensitive equipment and information in our dispatch center and per Federal and State directives we have to have ultimate control. A letter was sent out to the press this week stating that all three Fire Chiefs wanted 911 moved to the County Administration building. Tuesday, January 30 was the first time that I saw the complaint letter from local fire departments. If this was an issue why wasn't it presented to us so we could discuss it? We have had no complaints from the Fire Department Chiefs since this 911 Manager position has been open. If anyone has any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me directly.

The people elected the Sheriff to manage the Sheriff’s Office and that is what I will continue to do. Thank you.

Sheriff Steve Smith
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PRESS RELEASE

January 31, 2018

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222 FAX: 434-985-3373

On the morning of January 30, a rumor began at WMHS regarding a threat towards students and staff. Immediately upon receiving a report of this threat, WMHS administration, division personnel, and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office collaborated to conduct a swift and thorough investigation. Through that investigation it was determined that there was no credible threat towards students or staff, and the rumor was a hoax. A juvenile has now been charged with one misdemeanor (18.2-427) and one felony (18.2-83) related to these events. Under the advisement of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, all schools have continued to operate under our normal schedules and procedures. Students and staff safety remains a top priority. Matters such as these are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly.

Anyone with questions or concerns can either contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Major Charles Swingler
(434) 985-2222 or Greene County School Administraion,
Bryan Huber (434) 939-9000.
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TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222 FAX: 434-985-3373

On Tuesday January 23, 2018 Greene County Sheriff’s Office Investigators where investigating a suspicious vehicle that was located in a parking lot in the Ruckersville area. Through the course of the investigation two individuals were arrested. Both of these individuals are from the northern Virginia area and have no connection to Greene County.

Seth Michael Sheffield age 28 was charged with:
18.2-248 possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine

Mr. Sheffield is currently being held without bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail.

Ellen Antoninette Peaytt age 27 was charged with:
18.2-248 possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine

Ms. Peaytt is currently being held at Central Virginia Regional Jail on a $3000 secure bond.

Numerous other narcotics were recoved from the scene and are awaiting identification from the Department of Forensic Science. Charges are pending on the results
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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

*** Our office has been receiving reports of multiple scams in the area. These fraudulent scams are being done via phone calls as well as in-person visits to homes. Please read the following tips to ensure that you do not become a victim to these scams. It also appears that many of these scams are targeting our elderly population. PLEASE inform your family and friends to be cautious and aware of this information.

• Do NOT open the door/allow anyone in your home who claims to be from a credit agency, insurance bureau, or any other financial institution if you are not expecting them

• Do NOT give out any personal or identifying information to anyone over the phone including date of birth, social security number, credit card information, or computer/internet passwords

• Do NOT go buy gift cards, money orders, or traveler’s checks due to a phone call stating that a family member is incarcerated, abducted, or that you have won a trip/money

• Do NOT respond or open any emails with unidentified links, pictures, or documents as these may be viruses that will attack your personal information on your hard drive

• CALL 911 if you are suspicious of a strange person, phone call, or computer scam

Please continue to report these scams to our office so that we can keep the public informed on how to stay vigilant and cautious. If you have questions about this information, please call our office.***
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PRESS RELEASE

January 16, 2018

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222 FAX: 434-985-3373

On Monday morning January 16, 2018 Greene County Sheriff’s Office received information about the location of a wanted fugitive.

With the assistance of the United States Marshall Services Kevin Dewayne Taylor was located and arrested in Charlottesville.

Kevin Taylor, age 29 was wanted out of Greene County Cirtcuit Court on the following offenses:
18.2-95 Grand Larceny, 2 counts
18.2-250 Possession of Schedule I or II drugs

These offenses are alleged to have been commited in Septemeber and at that time Mr. Taylor was a resident of Charlottesville. Mr. Taylor is currently being held on a $1500 secure bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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We would like to take this time to congratulate Sgt. Karen Roberts on her retirement. Karen has a total of 26 years in law enforcement, with 9 of those years serving the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESS RELEASE

January 4, 2018

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222
FAX: 434-985-3373



On Wednesday night January 3, 2018 Greene County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ildebrando O. Gonzalez Moreno on two felony charges. Mr. Gonzalez Moreno is 28 years old and is a resident of Greene County.

This arrest was the result of an ongoing illegal narcotics investigation that occurred in Greene County.

Mr. Gonzalez Moreno was charged with the following:

18.2-250 Possession of Schedule I or II (Cocaine)

18.2-248.1 Possession with the intent to distribute marijuana ½ oz to 5lbs

Mr. Gonzalez Moreno is currently being held at Central Virginia Regional Jail without bond.
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To the citizens of Greene County: The issue of the 911 Dispatch Center being removed from the Sheriff’s Office and put under control of the county has raised a lot of questions and concerns and rightfully so. The legal responsibility of the oversight and management of the 911 Dispatch Center falls under the county. The one thing that everyone should know is that the 911 Dispatch Center has been managed by the Sheriff’s Office as a courtesy to the county without any additional compensation to the Sheriff. This is done because it only makes sense to have all Emergency Services in one location. Not only does this benefit the citizens with a more coordinated response but it also saves money. I was informed this week of the decision that the county has made to take over the management and supervision of the 911 Dispatch Center. At this time, there are no active facilities and equipment that I am aware of that will adequately allow the county to handle this responsibility. Once the county took control of the 911 Dispatch employees, federal and state directive no longer allows the Sheriff to let those employees be around the VCIN/NCIC terminals unless a Memorandum of Control is signed. This has caused a stressful situation for all employees. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to effectively run the 911 Dispatch Center until this issue has been resolved. The employees who can no longer be around the VCIN/NCIC terminals are still actively assisting with dispatch duties.

I would like to thank all employees at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office for their dedication and professionalism in serving the citizens of Greene County. As always, we are “Putting Citizens First.”
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"Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" Mobilization Campaign

During the upcoming holiday season the Greene County Sheriff’s Office will be partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a special year-end Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization to get drunk drivers off the street and to spread the word about the dangers of impaired driving.

Increased patrols will begin December 13th and continue through January 1st.

The holiday period is full of festivities that often contribute to an increase in the number of drunk drivers on the road. Nationally during 2016, traffic crashes killed 37,461 people. Twenty-eight percent (10,497) died in impaired driving crashes where a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the limit of .08.

This should be a time of peace and happiness as friends and families come together. Substance–impaired driving is simply not worth the risk. So don’t take the chance. Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”.
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Shop With A Cop was a huge success! It’s such a blessing to be able to assist so many families with Christmas. Thanks to all staff for the hard work and dedication! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our community coming together doing wonderful things. Toy lifts, open houses, and many events planned tomorrow, December 2 in Greene to kick off the Christmas season. Shop With A Cop, Holiday craft and vendor fair at the American Legion Post, Holiday Bazaar at PVCC, Parade of Lights at 5:30. ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESS RELEASE

November 29, 2017

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222 FAX: 434-985-3373

This Saturday 12/2/17 starting at 7:30 a.m. the Greene County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its annual “Shop With a Cop” event. This event will take place at the Wal-Mart in Ruckersville. The Sheriff’s Office will be helping approximately 125 children this year.

Each year the Sheriff’s Office has a golf tournament in May, the Russell Lane Memorial Golf Tournament. The money raised in this golf tournament is what is used for the “Shop With a Cop” event.

We would like to invite the local media outlets to come out and be a part of this truly amazing event.
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PRESS RELEASE


November 21, 2017


TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222
FAX: 434-985-3373




In Greene County during the night of 11/14/17 into the morning hours of 11/15/17 a vehicle was stolen from the Ruckersville area. Through the course of an active investigation the car was recovered later in the day of 11/15/17. Today 11/21/17 two individuals have been charged with multiple offenses.

Jerrell Earl Jones, 24 year old male of Waynesboro has been charged with the following:

18.2-95/46.2-390 – Grand Larceny of Motor Vehicle (Felony)
18.2-22/18.2-95/46.2-390 – Conspiracy to Commit Grand Larceny (Felony)
18.2-192 – Larceny of Credit Card (Felony)
18.2-27/18.2-195 – Credit Card Fraud (Misdemeanor)

Julian Larren Gillison, 20 year old male of Waynesboro has been charged with the following:
18.2-95/46.2-390 – Grand Larceny of Motor Vehicle (Felony)
18.2-22/18.2-95/46.2-390 – Conspiracy to Commit Grand Larceny (Felony)
18.2-192 – Larceny of Credit Card (Felony)
18.2-27/18.2-195 – Credit Card Fraud (Misdemeanor)

Both individuals have no connection to Greene County and both are currently being held on these charges and other charges at Albemarle County Regional Jail.
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PRESS RELEASE

November 17, 2017


TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

FROM: GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
10005 SPOTSWOOD TRAIL
STANARDSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22973
PHONE: 434-985-2222
FAX: 434-985-3373



On Thursday Greene County Sheriff’s Office as a result of an ongoing investigation arrested Frederick Ray Rogers. Mr. Rogers is a 45 year old male who is a resident of Greene County. Mr. Rogers has been charged with the following offenses:

18.2-61 Rape by Force, Threat or Intimidation
18.2-67.3 Aggravated Sexual Battery

Frederick Rogers is currently being held without bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail.

Due to the nature of this case and these charges there is no further information available.
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Greene County Sheriff's Office next firearm safety and conceal permit class is Jan. 23rd from 6pm to 9 pm at the PVCC Community Room in Stanardsville. Please don't forget your non perishable food item to donate to our local food bank
To register click here: www.greenecountysheriffva.com/services/class-registration/
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Firearm Safety and Conceal Permit Class

January 23, 2018, 6:00pm - January 23, 2018, 9:00pm

Greene County Sheriff's Office next firearm safety and conceal permit class is Jan. 23rd from 6pm to 9 pm at the PVCC Community Room in Stanardsville. Please don't forget your non perishable food item...

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COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
FULL TIME and PART TIME

Greene County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for Full Time and Part Time Communications Officers. Salary: $32,675 – $33,655. Seeking professional, highly responsible, technical individuals. Minimum Qualifications: Excellent listening & written communications skills; ability to speak distinctly on the telephone/radio & accurately relay information into a computer; ability to type with speed/accuracy; ability to multi-task under pressure; 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma/GED. Preferred Qualification: 2 years emergency dispatch experience. Final candidates must pass a thorough background investigation. Applications may be down loaded here www.greenecountysheriffva.com/about-us/join-our-team/
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