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About Us

  • Mission

    The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is an accredited agency which is committed to protecting the County we serve in an effective and efficient manner. We provide citizens and visitors with access to a dependable, rapid system of public safety professionals when needed. We deliver our services with integrity, honesty, and commitment. All agency goals and objectives depend heavily on community involvement and input. It is our mission to improve and maintain the quality of life we all enjoy and to ensure our community is a safe place to live, work, and play.




    The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is the primary law enforcement agency servicing roughly 20,100 people within 157 square miles, and is located just north of Charlottesville, Virginia. It is comprised of dedicated individuals sharing the vision of the Sheriff, and who perform as a team to accomplish set goals and objectives.

    Sheriff Steven S. Smith’s Administration Division is directed by Major Josh White, and consists of an administrative assistant, accounting Technician and two records clerks.

    The Field Operations Division (FOD) and Criminal Investigations Division (CID)  oversees patrol, court security, civil process, school resource officers, K-9 and animal control functions. Field units have the primary tasks of answering calls for service, investigating minor crimes, serving civil process papers, routine and directed patrol, traffic and DUI enforcement. In addition, the department is staffed with personnel possessing specialized training in search and rescue, special weapons and tactics (SWAT), and other special operations and emergency response.  The CID section is tasked with the detailed and extensive follow-ups that are necessary with serious crimes such as homicides, sexual assaults, grand larcenies and narcotics. The CID unit includes the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit.

    The Communications Division provides critical communication and emergency dispatch to all first responders. The communication center is set up with 4 consoles and is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to serve the citizens and visitors of the community.

    The Victim/Witness Assistance Program Director is Ashley Burruss, who assures that every possible benefit, service and courtesy be extended to crime victims and witnesses in accordance with the “Crime Victims and Witness Rights Act”. The Director has one part time assistant.