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    Project Child Safe Program
    The Greene County Sheriff's Office provides FREE gun locks through the Project Child Safe Program. The gun locks can be picked up in our main lobby at 10005 Spotswood Trail, Stanardsville, VA. We've included a video with instructions on using the locks to secure your guns and keep them from anyone who should not have access.
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    May 20th - Stanardsville VA – Lieutenant Kevin Freid and volunteers of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office participated in the 2017 Annual Strawberry Festival by providing free identification for children, known as Kid Kard. A Kid Kard holds valuable information an investigator would need when a child is missing: their name, birthday, height, weight, up-to-date photo and a finger print. The program is funded in full by private donations and the Public Safety Foundation of Greene County. If you're interested in getting a card, contact the Sheriff's Office at 434-985-2222. ... See MoreSee Less

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    May 20th - Stanardsville VA - Christine Haines, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, E-9-1-1 Communications Training Officer and CERT Volunteer, Chester Losinski, joined the 2017 Annual Strawberry Festival by providing information and answering questions regarding Greene County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster. CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies. If you have any questions or interested in becoming a CERT volunteer, you may contact Christine Haines at the Sheriff's Office (434-985-2222) or by email: chaines@gcvasheriff.us. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Thank you Legacy Church for thinking of the Greene County Sheriff's Office and honoring us with lunch today in observance of National EMS Week. ... See MoreSee Less

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    May 22nd - Stanardsville - Sheriff Steve Smith presents a $1,000 scholarship award from the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute to Miss Sierra Y. Bruce, a William Monroe High School Senior, standing with her father and mother, Horace and Roxanne Bruce. Miss Bruce was accepted to George Mason University in Fairfax and is looking forward to pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminology and Forensic Science. Also, she has been accepted to the Sheriff’s Office internship summer program and will be coached under the supervision of Captain David Roach.
    Sheriff Smith urges any upcoming 2017-2018 Greene County High School Senior who is interested in pursuing a Criminal Justice college degree in Virginia, to consider applying for a Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) scholarship of $1,000 for a full-time student and $500 for a part-time student. Scholarships are awarded in May of each year and are possible due to the financial support from citizens across Virginia that joined the VSI as associate members. Scholarship applications are available on line at vasheriffsinstitute.org/.
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    GREENE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO SHOW "ZERO TOLERANCE"

    As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to “Click It or Ticket.”
    Aimed at enforcing seat-belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place MONDAY, MAY 22, through SUNDAY, JUNE 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.
    "Our law-enforcement personnel see first-hand the loss of life when people refuse to buckle up," said Sheriff Steve Smith. "It's such a simple thing, and it should be an automatic next step after sitting down in a vehicle."
    As the Memorial Day weekend approaches and the summer vacation season ramps up, "we want to keep our community members safe, and make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash: buckling up,” he said. “If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving and gets them to buckle up, we'll consider it a success."
    "Did you know someone who was killed in a crash because they did not buckle up?" asked Sheriff Smith. "Please, help us spread this life-saving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone-front seat and back, child and adult-needs to remember to buckle up, every trip, every time."
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    May 17th – Charlottesville – Greene County Sheriff’s Office participated with over 30 other agencies, institutions and vendors during the annual “G.E. Employee Health and Safety Day”. Major Charles Swingler was present to answer any questions while Deputy Dennis Harvey, and Sheriff’s Office Volunteer’s Jerry Gore and Chester Losinski were manning the table of give-of-ways. ... See MoreSee Less

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    May 17th - Richmond: Major Charles Swingler accepted an award presented by the Virginia Highway Safety Summit in recognition of the Greene County Sheriff's Office's hard work for achieving Zero traffic deaths in 2016; and for our dedication and commitment to saving lives. ... See MoreSee Less

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    The Greene County Sheriff's Office would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Deputy Mark Gresham on his graduation from Police Motorcyle School. The Motorcycle School is a 2 week program hosted by the Albemarle County Police Department. Deputy Gresham was also awarded the Top Rider certificate for his hard work and dedication to becoming a certified Motor Officer. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Law Enforcement United "Road to Hope" passed through Greene County on May 11, 2017. The group of cyclists stopped at the Greene County Sheriff's Office for a ceremony to honor 2 fallen officers killed in the line of duty in Greene County. Law Enforcement United presented memorial bracelets to the Davis and Carr families. The group of cyclists will continue their procession from Florida to Washington, DC for the kickoff of National Police Week. The Greene County Sheriff's Office was humbled and honored to be a part of their journey. ... See MoreSee Less

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    ::ATTENTION::

    If you have recently used gas pump 6 at the Exxon Station located in Ruckersville at the intersection of Routes 29 and 33, PLEASE check your banking accounts as a skimmer device was just located at the pump. Please make sure there has not been any fraudulent activity on your financial accounts if you used a credit/debit card at this pump.
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    Lowe's Customer Appreciation Day
    The Greene County Sheriff's Office is proud to have been part of this event.
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    We would like to share some photos from the 6th annual "Major Russell Lane Memorial Golf Tournament". With the help from the community we had a very successful year. All proceeds from this tournament, which was $6,840 will make it possible for needy children to "Shop With A Cop" during the Christmas season. ... See MoreSee Less

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    Greene County Sheriff's Office next firearm safety / conceal weapon class will be July 25th from 6pm to 9pm. PVCC community room Stanardsville campus. Go to our web site to register and don't forget to bring at least one nonperishable food item for the local food bank. Thank you very much ... See MoreSee Less

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    This morning the Greene County Sheriff'f Office participated in the Prom Promise Mock Crash. Students were able to see the first hand dangers of drinking and driving/texting and driving. Special thanks to the Greene County Schools, Greene County Rescue Squad, Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department, Ruckersville Volunteer Fire Department and the local State Farm office for participating in this awareness event.

    Students, enjoy prom this weekend and stay safe!
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    Forget this rainy weather and get ready for a nice weekend! Take a look at the event below and come out to help us kick off Crime Victims' Rights Week at our Community Day this Sunday, April 2nd from 1-4pm at the Sprint Pavilion on the downtown mall in Charlottesville! All ages are welcome and this event is FREE! ... See MoreSee Less

    Community Day: Crime Victims' Rights Week

    April 2, 2017, 1:00pm - April 2, 2017, 4:00pm

    Join us for a free day of family fun as we support awareness for crime victims' rights in our community. Various victim support agencies will be present to offer information. We will have games, prize...

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    We would like to thank Mission BBQ in Charlottesville for coming out and providing a great lunch for our deputies and staff! Mission BBQ is a great company that shows tremendous support to local law enforcement, military, firefighters, and first responders!

    Come out to our Annual Memorial Golf Tournament on May 1st at the Greene Hills Club where Mission BBQ will be sponsoring and providing a great meal! See the flyer below for more details!

    Mission BBQ, Charlottesville
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    Kicking off Crime Victims' Rights Week with a fun day for the community! Add this to your calendar and come on out! All are welcome!

    The Greene County Victim Witness Assistance Program as well as the Greene County Sheriff's Office will be present!
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    Community Day: Crime Victims' Rights Week

    April 2, 2017, 1:00pm - April 2, 2017, 4:00pm

    Join us for a free day of family fun as we support awareness for crime victims' rights in our community. Various victim support agencies will be present to offer information. We will have games, prize...

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    The Shelter for Help in Emergency is hosting it's 20th Annual 5K Run/Walk!

    This 5K is to "Race Against Domestic Violence"

    Please come out and support the casue to help end domestic violence! A few of our local law enforcement officials as well as other county members will be participating! Come out and join us!

    You can register at the link listed on the poster below OR you can pick up a registration form from the Victim Witness Program Director, Kenlyn Snow, at the Greene County Sheriff's Office!

    Please visit the Shelter for Help in Emergency website for more information!
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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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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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