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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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In April Scott began his therapy at the Shepherd Pathways Rehabilitation Center in Decatur, Georgia. The facility has decided to extend his therapy 4 more weeks. This rehabilitation is an out-patient program and means the Haas family will be required to pay extended housing and meals while in Georgia. Additionally, they are renting a special handicap-accessible van for Scott's transportation. Because of Scott's long-time service to Greene County, we are asking the community to help this family in any way possible. All donations can be sent to Scott's church, Stanardsville United Methodist.
Checks may be made out to Stanardsville UMC and mailed to P.O. Box 740, Stanardsville, VA 22973. (Please note on the check "March for Scott").
Thank you for any help you can give to the Haas family during this time.
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This time of year there are more cyclists on the road. Give them the extra space they need to get to their destination safely. Stop and take a second look.Smaller objects, like motorcycles, moving towards you appear farther away than they really are. Protect motorcyclist. Stop and take a second look. ... See MoreSee Less

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

In a room full of maps, computers and other technology our communications officers are seldom seen but often heard. Calls for medical emergencies, fire calls, CPR, trees and power lines down, vehicle crashes, disturbances, drunk drivers – all happening at once. These screens and consoles show everything happening in the county. Their hands move with speed and skill that is beyond most people. Without them we couldn’t function, we wouldn’t be able to provide the service to the citizens that we do.
This job is one of the most difficult, to take a 911 call from an individual needing help during the worst moment of their life and keeping their composure to give the call out on the radio. Listening to responders answering the call, sending help when they really feel like rushing out to aid them. They can’t leave their post, if they did who would answer the next incoming 911 call?
They are with us from the beginning of shift to the end, through good times and bad. Their dedication to this community does not go unnoticed, nor does it go unappreciated.
We appreciate their calmness in the storm, we appreciate everything they do. They are our lifeline.
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UPDATE!!!!! All Greene County Sheriff's Office phones are back in normal operation. Thank you to Centurylink, Madison County Sheriff's Office, and the citizens of Greene County for your assistance. ... See MoreSee Less

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URGENT NOTICE!!!!!!!
Greene County residents, Centurylink is currently experiencing a disruption to critical services. Calls made from cell phones (all carriers) are not coming through to the Sheriff's Office administrative and 911 lines. This issue is widespread throughout the Charlottesville area. If you have a LIFE THREATENING emergency and are unable to reach the Greene County Sheriff's Office, and do not have access to a landline phone, please contact the Madison County Sheriff's Office at 540-948-5161 and they will relay the information to this office as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as Centurylink is working to restore services as quickly as possible.
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PRESS RELEASE

March 28, 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




Today under the guidance of the Greene County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office the Greene County Sheriff’s Office lodged a juvenile criminal sexual assault related petition to one incident in the public schools. This case and other ongoing investigations have been concluded with the cooperation of the school administration. Due to this case involving juveniles no names will be released.
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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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March 11th

Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office

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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February 15th

Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office

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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January 9th

Greene County, Va. Sheriff's Office

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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