Sheriff’s Office

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General Information

The Sheriff, who in King William is the primary law enforcement official in the County, is elected to a 4-year term. Under the direction of Sheriff J.S. "Jeff" Walton, the King William County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for all law enforcement efforts in the County and handles dispatching services for the Fire and Rescue Squads and the Department of Animal Control.

The responsibilities of the Office also include:

  • Civil process
  • Criminal investigation
  • Security when court is in session
  • Traffic control for school buses leaving the King William County schools
  • Traffic enforcement to help keep the roads safe

The Sheriff’s Office has 20 law enforcement deputies, one full-time and one part-time civil process server, eleven dispatchers, one records manager and one administrative assistant. The office has three deputies who handle investigations and narcotics enforcement.

Our Mission

King William Sheriff’s Office is a progressive agency, which is committed to providing the highest level of public safety and protection to all county residents and guests. This will be accomplished by:

  • Being proactive in crime prevention
  • Continually interacting with all aspects of our community
  • Fairly and impartially enforcing local, state and federal laws
  • Maintaining irreproachable professionalism, respect, fairness and integrity by all personnel
KWSO Group

On September 10, 2021, the King William County Sheriff’s Office earned accreditation through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC).