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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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Come join us on Sunday April 7, 3-6pm for a "March for Scott" concert benefit for former Greene County Sheriff Scott Haas. He has the opportunity for extensive therapy at Shepherd Pathways Rehabilitation Center in Georgia. ... See MoreSee Less

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Photos from RAD self defense class held in Madison. RAD is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. Our office is planning a class soon. If you are interested in the upcoming class please comment your name below and we will be in touch once we work out the details. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is the budget that we presented to the Board of Supervisors yesterday evening during our budget workshop for the Sheriff’s Office. We are posting the presentation as presented to the Board of Supervisors for all citizens to review for themselves. Hopefully you will see our needs for the positions requested. We appreciate the Board of Supervisors listening to our concerns, we know they have difficult decisions to make. This county is steadily growing and with this growth comes additional need for public safety for our citizens. The public hearing will be held in April, we are asking for your support. ... See MoreSee Less

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The annual Major Russell Lane Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on May 6, 2019. This tournament benefits our annual Shop With A Cop event for underprivileged children. If you would like to enter a team, purchase a sponsorship sign or make a donation, contact our office at (434) 985-2222 ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESS RELEASE

February 15, 2019

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

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




Greene County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating a case involving several juveniles. Through the course of this investigation several charges have arisen.

David E. Totten, age 37 of Ruckersville has been arrested and charged with the following offenses. He is currently being held without bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail.

18.2-.67.1 Forcible sodomy (2 Counts)
18.2-67.4 Sexual battery (5 counts)
18.2-.371 Contributing to the delinquency of a minor (5 counts)
18.2-370.1 Indecent liberties of a minor (5 counts)
18.2-255 Distribution of Schedule III and IV to a minor (2 Counts)


Anyone with information pertaining to this case is urged to contact Investigator Jason Tooley (434) 985-2222


Due to the nature of this case and age of the victims no further details will be released at this time.
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PRESS RELEASE

February 15, 2019

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

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

Greene County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating a case involving several juveniles. Through the course of this investigation several charges have arisen.

David E. Totten, age 37 of Ruckersville has been arrested and charged with the following offenses. He is currently being held without bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail.

18.2-.67.1 Forcible sodomy (2 Counts)

18.2-67.4 Sexual battery (5 counts)

18.2-.371 Contributing to the delinquency of a minor (5 counts)

18.2-370.1 Indicent liberties of a minor (5 counts)

18.2-255 Distribution of Schedule III and IV to a minor (2 Counts)

Anyone with information pertaining to this case is urged to contact Investigator Jason Tooley (434) 985-2222

Due to the nature of this case and age of the victims no further details will be released at this time.
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Our deepest sympathies to Trooper Dowell, his family, friends and the VSP.

A Virginia State Police trooper has died after being shot Monday night while a executing a search warrant at a home just outside Farmville.
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REVIVE! training 1/30/19, training was held on UVA campus at Claude Moore Medical Education Building. This training was sponsored by AMA/MSV chapter at UVA. This training is so they can attend Remote Area Medical Expedition and be able to train individuals on the use of Naloxone. By doing so helps combat the epidemic on Opioid overdose. These are several pictures taken at last night’s training event. The next training will be Tuesday 2/5/19 . ... See MoreSee Less

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PRESS RELEASE

January 30, 2019

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 1/23/19 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit along with patrol deputies, arrested three individuals. These arrests were made in the County of Greene. These arrests were the result of an ongoing investigation dealing with individuals distributing illegal narcotics in Greene County.

Evyn Purcell Alexander Austin, age 29 resident of Fork Union, was arrested and charged with the following:

-18.2-256/18.2-248 Felony Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule I or II narcotics

Ms. Austin was held on a $3500 secure bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail.

Michael Brandon Chiles, age 33, resident of Louisa County was arrested and charged with the following:

-18.2-256/18.2-248 Felony Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule I or II narcotics

Mr. Chiles was held on $3,500 secure bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail.

Kevin Charles Landrum, age 32, resident of Madison County was arrested and charged with the following:

-18.2-256/18.2-248 Felony Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule I or II narcotics

Mr. Landrum was held without bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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January 18th

Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office

Shout out to the Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office, mama got pulled over 🙄 (nothing too serious lol) & I happened to mention it was Colby’s birthday & the officer came back to the vehicle & gave Colby this hedge hog! So sweet!! 💙💙💙

I always see so many negative things on here about police so it’s so nice to be able to share something positive! #lawenforcement #backtheblue
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The Firearm and Concealed Weapon class scheduled for January 22 has been cancelled. We will post the reschedule date as soon we can. Thanks ... See MoreSee Less

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If you or anyone you know need medication and can;t get out, give us a call we will assist you in getting them. ... See MoreSee Less

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In Greene County, Thursday, January 17, 2019 10 AM–3:30 PM at the County Office Building
First come, First served basis. Appointments are not available.

Services:
Equipped to process all DMV transactions including:
• Apply for or renew your ID card - available for adults and children.
• Apply for or renew your driver's license - take road and knowledge tests; get your picture taken. Reinstate driving privileges.
• Apply for a Veteran ID card.
• Get a copy of your driving record.
• Obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts.
• Order disabled parking placards or plates.
• Apply for certified copies of Virginia vital records, including birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates.
• Get fishing and hunting licenses.
• Update your mailing address, voter registration address, and organ donor status.
• Request a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to set up an online myDMV account.
• Purchase an E-ZPass transponder.
• And much more!
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PRESS RELEASE

January 9, 2019

TO: LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS

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



Last night Tuesday 1/8/19 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit along with patrol deputies and the Jefferson Area Drug Task Force (JADE) arrested two individuals. Both arrests were made in the County of Greene. These arrests were the result of an ongoing investigation dealing with individuals distributing illegal narcotics in Greene County.

Blaine Thomas Tawney, age 28, resident of Greene County was arrested and charged with the following:

-18.2-256/18.2-248 Felony Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule I or II narcotics

Mr. Tawney was released on an unsecure bond.

Jeffrey Scott Lawson, age 32, resident of Greene County was arrested and charged with the following:

-18.2-248 Felony Distribution of Schedule I or II narcotics, 2 counts
-18.2-256/18.2-248 Felony Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule I or II narcotics
-18.2-250.1 Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana

Mr. Lawson was held on $6,000 secure bond at Central Virginia Regional Jail.
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Greene County, Va. – Virginia’s 17th annual Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign and enforcement is back to spread awareness and combat the rise in drunk driving deaths this holiday season.

This time of year brings loved ones from all over the Commonwealth together to celebrate the holiday season. With more drivers on the road heading to celebrate with families and friends, law enforcement officials are out there to apprehend would-be impaired drivers and make sure Virginians get home safely to their families.

#ActLikeItVA
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Our 2019 calendars are in. If you would like a calendar you can stop by our office and pick one up or call Sheriff Smith to arrange getting one. ... See MoreSee Less

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**Scam Alert**

The photo attached shows a phone number associated with a social security scam.

Please remember that actual calls from social security, IRS, law enforcement etc. will never DEMAND that you disclose personal financial information over the phone.
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**SCAM ALERT**
The latest scam to come to our attention. This letter instructs you to purchase Walmart gift cards after depositing the fake money order into your account. This is a scam! Destroy the money order and letter and DO NOT DEPOSIT THE MONEY ORDER INTO YOUR ACCOUNT!
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Greene County, Va. – Virginia’s 17th annual Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign and enforcement will be back to spread awareness and combat the rise in drunk driving deaths this holiday season. The 2018 campaign, which Governor Northam helped launch in August, combines high-visibility enforcement with researched based advertising to remind likely offenders to get a safe ride home.
“This time of year brings loved ones from all over the Commonwealth together to celebrate the holiday season,” said Sheriff Steve Smith. “With more drivers on the road heading to celebrate with families and friends, law enforcement officials are out there to apprehend would-be impaired drivers and make sure Virginians get home safely to their families.”
Complementing the high visibility enforcement, Checkpoint Strikeforce is running a surround-sound ad campaign called “Act Like It.” This campaign reminds viewers that drinking and driving is irresponsible—if you’re old enough to drink, act like it.

#ActLikeItVACheckpoint Strikeforce is back. With more cops out there, don’t risk a DUI—plan ahead and get a safe ride home.
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