Emergency: 911

Putting Citizens First

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.

Follow Us on Facebook

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

We cannot stress enough the importance of locking your vehicles at night and not leaving anything of value in them.

There has been a rash of vandalism and burglary reported in multiple subdivisions.

Lock your vehicle doors! Don’t leave anything of value in your vehicle!
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Might be a good idea to get proactive about it Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office

hope they get right with Jesus if they come to my place, just sayin. . . . .

Such a shame. They would be pretty upset to only find half empty water bottles in mine though.

LOCK UP EVEN IN DAYTIME. ALWAYS...

Neighbor said I had a truck pull into my driveway at 2:40 AM last night. Neighbor said a black Chevy Silverado pulled into my driveway and knocked on our door and then got in his truck and left. Don’t know anybody with a black Silverado. May be staking out the neighborhood or something.

Guys help sonichu keeps asking random people to break into the jail please stop him

If I catch someone rooting through my car, I’ll ask the to please leave. LOL!

I was at work at the Greene County daycare center and somebody broke into my car and took my damn pocketbook days later my pocketbook was found at Wells Fargo at Fashion Square Mall so whoever broke into my pocketbook I had to have known them but if I ever catch you I got something really for you you may not like it but who cares

If I catch them in my car, Gus what, I hope they right with Jesus because they will meet him.

Joseph Hawkins

I am going to leave mine open and something will be waiting for that ass

View more comments

****IMPORTANT****

We are asking everyone in the community to please lock your vehicle doors, especially at night and not to leave anything of value in your vehicles.

We have recently had a rash of vehicle break ins with the latest being Cedar Grove Rd, Springhill Rd, Rolling Hills and Wetsel Village. These break ins are not noticed until the morning after.

If you have any information or video footage please contact the Sheriff's Office at 434-985-2222.
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Lock your doors and load up the mags 😎

Put up cameras, driveway alarms and/or motion sensor lights. Be vigilant.

Add sterling lamm to the list. Someone stole $200 out of my purse which was our churches money.

They syphoning gas around our complex smh

got a band of hoodlums living next door to me in barboursville just got bonded out of orange county for this.

Angie Micklem Shupe maybe worth sharing on the GML / County page?

Wish I knew this before last Wednesday!

Tiffany Thacker Kat Gibson Dominic Hawranke Dakota Thacker Sam Hockaday

Kristin Thompson

Jenna Burke Jillisa Burke

AND they have made their way to Deer Lake Estates! Thank you so much Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office for responding so quickly to my call!

Pretty simple to just lock your damn car doors. Nothing like tying up deputies with these stupid calls because people are too lazy to secure their vehicles.

Thelma Knight

It's the Sonichu Boys Gang

Kenneth Smith Jr Morris Tyler Smith Tonya Smith Kaitlyn Smith Charlie Dibble

Tori Lynn Hands

Denise Conley Houchens

Glenda Jones

Terrie Coffey Lauro Kylee Lambert!

Mario Retrosi

Sharon Freeman

Megan Jenkins close to you!

Jamie Frazier

View more comments

Thank you so much Ms Elaine Barnett for the yummy cakes! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you so much Ms Elaine Barnett for the yummy cakes!

Comment on Facebook

Is it Chris Chan fanta cake?

Way to go Elaine!!

View more comments

The job posting is still up and active! Take a look at it here and click the link below for direct access to the application!

www.greenecountysheriffva.com/wp-content/uploads/greene-sheriff-application-1.pdf

PLEASE SHARE!!
... See MoreSee Less

A reminder about Shop With A Cop sign up this Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd. ... See MoreSee Less

****UPDATE****

Angie Martinez Garcia has been found and is safe. Thank you Virginia State Police and US Marshals for their efforts in locating her.

Missing Person
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

God is good.

Thank goodness

Thank the Lord for her safe return 🙏 ❤

Praise the Lord

Great news!

View more comments

***SHOP WITH A COP SIGN UP****

Our office will be accepting registrations from Greene County residents for our annual Shop With A Cop on Friday, October 1st from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Registration is required on those dates at the American Legion Hall, 636 Madison Road, Stanardsville, VA.

NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OCTOBER 2nd!!
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

What is the process? I don’t know anything about this event?

Is this for Christmas ?

View more comments

Come join our team!

Please share!
... See MoreSee Less

Child Passenger Safety Week is scheduled for September 19-25, 2021.

National data indicates that car crashes are a leading cause of death for children.

On average, two children under 13 were killed and an estimated 374 were injured every day in 2019 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups, and vans. Nationally, 608 child passenger vehicle occupants died in traffic crashes in 2019. 38% of children who died in 2019 while riding in passenger vehicles were unrestrained, compared to 33% in 2018.

Read this, then read it again. Nationally 38% of 608 child passenger deaths were unrestrained. That’s hard to ingest. Seatbelts take seconds to put on and can save years of someone’s life. Even JUST going down the road a short way, JUST going to the store…it takes seconds to buckle your children in.

Buckle your children in......they're worth it!
... See MoreSee Less

****UPDATE****

Angie Martinez Garcia has been found and is safe. Thank you Virginia State Police and US Marshals for their efforts in locating her.

Missing Person
... See MoreSee Less

****UPDATE****

Angie Martinez Garcia has been found and is safe. Thank you Virginia State Police and US Marshals for their efforts in locating her. 

Missing Person

Comment on Facebook

Has she been found? 🙏🏻🥰

Safe I hope

Shared with prayers in Ala 🙏

Shared tagging y'all please update when possible The Truckers Missing Child Project

Praying for her

We have shared and following this case.

prayers

Shared with prayers

🙏

Prayers for her and family 👪 🙏

💕🙏💕

View more comments

Comment on Facebook

Forever in my thoughts and prayers. But my thought on this is,what a way to dishonor the Americans that gave their lives to save other Americans on this day, then to bring refugees from that country and put the American people in harms way again. Way to go Biden

Karma will get bush... One day.

View more comments

Greene County Sheriffs Office firearm safety/ conceal weapon class Tues. Sept. 21st from 6pm to 9pm at PVCC Stanardsville. If you can please donate a non perishable food item for our local food bank. No need to register, no firearms. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Other than non perishable items what is the course fee and do we need to RSVP

After taking the class do you get your concealed permit?

Do you have to live in Greene County to go the class

is there a building/room number? or do we just go to PVCC Standardsville and start looking around

Brittanie Louise

Sarah Halfacre Cody Borrelli let’s go

AJ Viloria

Sonny Dowling

Thomas Houchens

Kevin Saylor

Nia Chacko

Kayla Simpson

Tabitha Nicole Perry

Grace Ann Cantrell

View more comments

***Please note the following information from Stephanie Deal concerning the temporary closing of the Treasurer's Office for maintenance.

The Greene County Treasurer’s Office will be closed Friday September 3rd through Monday September 13th for maintenance and repairs.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to assisting you on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Thank you,
Stephanie Deal, Treasurer
... See MoreSee Less

Sheriff Smith and staff escorting a funeral procession. Showing much respect for their community. ... See MoreSee Less

Sheriff Smith and staff escorting a funeral procession. Showing much respect for their community.

Comment on Facebook

Your team also came out and assisted after my Grandma’s service this past week. It was greatly appreciated.

Thank you Steve and your staff for helping our community show respect for those that have gone on.

Thank you Greene County. You have shown our family respect during family funerals.

They always do gotta say they love there community an show there respect to the departed more than any other county around use I have watched them escort to the county line many times an then the funeral line will get separated

Thank you Sheriff Steven Smith you guys were there for both my grandfather (Eugene Shifflett's in 2013) and grandmother (Jean Shifflett's in 2017) funeral's. I have so much respect for you and the department and all y'all do for our community. Thank you so much again for making sure their last rides were safe and flawless for our family during our time of grief. Stay safe and well out there and thank you for your service.

If only we can convince these boards to give him we're funding for deputies Our county is in severe crisis we need more deputy's

That is the way it was done all over the south. I remember when I was younger Drivers would stop and show respect to the deceased. It needs to be the law. I think it is the law but one on the book that is not upheld anymore.

Such a blessing to see, and it means so much when you've lost your loved one! ❤️

Thank you for your service sheriff. My thoughts and prayers are with the family whose service is today ❤

Thank you! Sheriff and prayers for the family

Thank you for your service!

Thanks for such respect!!👍🏻

Such wonderful , caring gestures - thank you Sheriff Smith!! 👏👏

A great sheriff

Thanks Great sheriff's office

Always thanks

View more comments

There have been multiple reports of vehicles being rummaged through in the county in the early am hours.

Please remember to lock your vehicle doors at night and be aware of any suspicious activity in your neighborhood.

Please call the Sheriff's Office at (434) 985-2222 if you have any information or you are a victim in relation to these events.
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Had this happen before.. For the next one that tries it I hope the beeper in my hose doesn't go off for there sakes because Im still pissed from the last time if that beeper goes off they will get a double good old ass kicking .. stealing a working man's stuff these days is risky business

24hr home security is cheap and easy these days.

What area is this happening in?

David Brown Get your truck back?

Import the third world become the third world.

Bruce A Ragland

Sad.

hope they are right with Jesus. . .

Dusty Lee Haney

Please keep all door locked

View more comments

The 2021 impaired driving national enforcement mobilization "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" goes into effect across the country from August 18 to September 6, 2021. One of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes (impaired driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country.

Avoid the nightmare of dealing with a DUI. If you're old enough to drink make sure you have a designated driver. Keep yourself and your community safe.

#ActLikeItVA
... See MoreSee Less

The 2021 impaired driving national enforcement mobilization Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over goes into effect across the country from August 18 to September 6, 2021. One of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes (impaired driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country.

Avoid the nightmare of dealing with a DUI. If youre old enough to drink make sure you have a designated driver. Keep yourself and your community safe. 

#ActLikeItVA

Comment on Facebook

There are always drunk drivers on Spring Hill Rd. I have called these in several times and the operator hasn't ever sent an officer. One night I followed the guy to his house in the North Ridge Neighborhood. He drove in the left lane the entire way up Spring Hill Rd. When he got home, he didn't even get out of his vehicle or turn off the engine. He probably passed out and stayed there all night. It is disgusting to me that it isn't worth their time. If someone was brandishing a weapon they would be right on it. Drunk driving is just as deadly, but not taken seriously unless someone is hurt or killed.

View more comments

Let’s all do our part to make sure our children stay safe during the school year ... See MoreSee Less

Let’s all do our part to make sure our children stay safe during the school year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, July 30, 2021

Registered Sex Offender Arrested And Charged With Production Of Child Pornography

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Juan Quinones-Rivera, 39, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with production of child pornography. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, a maximum of 30 years and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin M. Higgins, who is handling the case, stated that on April 21, 2021, New York State Parole contacted the FBI after a parole officer, while conducting a search of defendant’s room, discovered that he had a cell phone, which was a violation of his parole. During a cursory search of the device, the parole officer located Snapchat chats and text messages between Quinones-Rivera and a female (Victim). A subsequent search of the phone recovered numerous images and videos of suspected child pornography. In addition, investigators recovered sexually explicit text conversations between the defendant and Victim, during which Quinones-Rivera requested and received approximately 50 videos and photos from the Victim. In May 2021, the FBI contacted the Greene County, Virginia Sheriff's Office for assistance in identifying the Victim. After doing so, investigators searched the Victim’s cell phone and located an image that was also found on the defendant’s phone.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia; the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci; the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, under the direction of Chief James Stauffiger; and the Greene County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Steven Smith.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

We want more Chris

How's Investigator Tooley's phone doing after the Ian Brandon Anderson arrest?

Well now you F'cked up! you do realise that Chris going to a WOMANS PRISON IS GOING TO HAVE HIM! RAPE THEM! HOW BRAIN DEAD DO YOU HAVE TO BE! YOU STUPID BASTARDS!

Karl Magenhofer

How’s Sonichu doing though?

I’m from nz just here for the gossip

View more comments

IN AN EMERGENCY: CALL 911