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Putting Citizens First

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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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A check for $500 was presented by the Greene County Farm Bureau Women's League to Sheriff Steve Smith for the annual Shop With A Cop Program.
It's so nice to have citizens participate in the fundraisers for the children in our community.
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A check for $500 was presented by the Greene County Farm Bureau Womens League to Sheriff Steve Smith for the annual Shop With A Cop Program.
Its so nice to have citizens participate in the fundraisers for the children in our community.

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That's a nice department. I took a gun safety class there last night and I have to say it was excellent. The Sheriff and Sargeant and other gentleman were so very kind and welcoming. The class was well done!

Thank you so much for your kindness

Absolutely awesome

That's wonderful!

Awesome!!

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Click It or Ticket, the national education and enforcement seat belt campaign will kick off November 16 and last until November 28.
Protect your passengers...so we don't have to.
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Click It or Ticket, the national education and enforcement seat belt campaign will kick off November 16 and last until November 28. 
Protect your passengers...so we dont have to.

PRESS RELEASE

November 12th , 2021

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 November 3rd 2021, the Greene County Sheriffs Office received a report from the Greene County Department of Social Services involving a juvenile female. This information was immediately assigned to an Investigator assigned to our agencies I.C.A.C. and Special Victims Unit (SVU). Based on information obtained through the investigation, it was determined that these crimes happened in Greene County, against a juvenile who had been currently living here. On November 10th, 2021 , warrants were obtained on the suspect.. On November 12, 2021, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force, the suspect was taken into custody without incident at his home in Manassas Park, Va. He has been transported to the Prince William County Jail.

Jefferson A Ortega-Hernandez, 24 years of age has been charged with the following:

Va Code 18.2- 61 – Rape
Va Code; 18.2-67.2 - Object Sexual Penetration

He is currently being held at the Prince William County Jail.

The Greene County Sheriffs Office would like to thank the US Marshals for their assistance in apprehending this individual. This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are pending in this case. If you have any information, please contact Inv J M Tooley at 434-985-2222 or 434-531-0866
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PRESS RELEASE

November 12th , 2021

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 November 3rd 2021, the Greene County Sheriffs Office received a report from the Greene County Department of Social Services involving a juvenile female. This information was immediately assigned to an Investigator assigned to our agencies I.C.A.C. and Special Victims Unit (SVU). Based on information obtained through the investigation, it was determined that these crimes happened in Greene County, against a juvenile who had been currently living here. On November 10th, 2021 , warrants were obtained on the suspect.. On November 12, 2021, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force, the suspect was taken into custody without incident at his home in Manassas Park, Va. He has been transported to the Prince William County Jail.  

Jefferson A Ortega-Hernandez, 24 years of age has been charged with the following:

Va Code 18.2- 61 –    Rape 
Va Code; 18.2-67.2 - Object Sexual Penetration

He is currently being held at the Prince William County Jail.

The Greene County Sheriffs Office would like to thank the US Marshals for their assistance in apprehending this individual. This is an ongoing  investigation and additional charges are pending in this case. If you have any information, please contact Inv J M Tooley at 434-985-2222 or 434-531-0866

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Once again people need to realize how important our police departments are here and across the country!! Thank u for continuing to help protect us.

I'm so heartbroken for the young lady. I pray she is surrounded with love and mountains of support.

Poor kid this man needs to stay locked up and have his thing cut off

This individual should be taught what " an eye for an eye" really means. Maybe a correctional officer will politely point him out during processing!!! Before he knows it, he won't be able to hold a fart! No sympathy for child rapists!

hope he gets a taste and MORE of what he did to that poor girl, in jail

he will be finding out what rape is all about when he goes to jail!!!!!

Throw the book at him!

Which they would post stuff everyone safety

That poor child...

Jr Deane so true

Gonna keep happening with no laws to keep them out

What a sick mf.

Aint gonna do nothing but deport him back across our open border #WakeUpAmerica

Guess what he will get when he goes to prison? POS

He gone find out when he goes to prison what rape is

Peice of SHIT!!!!! BURN IN HELL. 🔥 🔥

Sick

LETHAL INJECTION for each count

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****NOTICE****
The phone issue reported earlier has been repaired. There should be no more issues calling 911. Thank you for your patience.
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****NOTICE*****
911 Lines

We are currently experiencing phone line issues. If you call us and it doesn’t go through, immediately call back.
The issue seems to be intermittent and has been reported for repair.
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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!
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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. . . . .

LOCK UP EVEN IN DAYTIME. ALWAYS...

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

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

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****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.
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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

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

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

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Humm, are they Bundt cakes - like with holes in the middle? Like donuts! Ok, I gotta run!

Where did she purchase them? I could go for an orange crush cake! ❤️

Is it Chris Chan fanta cake?

Way to go Elaine!!

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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

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

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Hello I was wondering is albemarle doing this I have 5 children and would really like to have been able to sign up for help?

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****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
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God is good.

Thank goodness

Thank the Lord for her safe return 🙏 ❤

Praise the Lord

Great news!

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

Is this for Christmas ?

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Come join our team!

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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!
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****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
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****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

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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 👪 🙏

💕🙏💕

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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.

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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

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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

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***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
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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.

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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

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