Clarke County Sheriff's Office

Clarke County Sheriff's Office Providing Law Enforcement, Civil Process and Court Security to Clarke County, Virginia
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Mission: The mission of the Clarke County Sheriff's Office is to provide for a safe community through customer service based policing. We will strive to achieve this mission through Professionalism, Respect, and Ethical Service.

At the Quarterly Administration Staff meeting, Deputy Drew Moreland was recognized by Clarke County Fire and Rescue Dire...
02/08/2020

At the Quarterly Administration Staff meeting, Deputy Drew Moreland was recognized by Clarke County Fire and Rescue Director Brian Lichty for his assistance during an EMS call in the County. We are proud of Deputy Moreland for his commitment to keeping the residents of Clarke County safe no matter what task he is asked to perform!

Sheriff Roper awarded Patricia McDonald Employee of the Quarter for the Emergency Communications Center today at the qua...
02/07/2020

Sheriff Roper awarded Patricia McDonald Employee of the Quarter for the Emergency Communications Center today at the quarterly administrative staff meeting. Her dedication to our agency and her job does not go unnoticed. Congratulations Tricia we appreciate all that you do!

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office wants to provide an update to the citizens in regards to the Hillsboro Road project s...
01/18/2020

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office wants to provide an update to the citizens in regards to the Hillsboro Road project set to begin in March of 2020. These road closures will have an impact on Clarke County. Please refer all questions to the Town of Hillsboro.

The Town of Hillsboro has released its proposed construction schedule for the ReThink9 Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety Project. The schedule has carefully considered input from local and regional residents and businesses, schools, the commuting public, neighboring jurisdictions and State and local law enforcement. Archer Western Construction is expected to commence road work on March 4, with completion anticipated in spring 2021.

As with any civil construction project, the schedule is fluid, but the framework is as follows:

- Construction begins March 2020 and finishes in late Spring 2021 with "substantial completion" anticipated in May, opening the corridor up for normal two-way traffic.

- From this Spring until late Summer/early Fall, there will be two-way traffic through the Town with flagger operations, culminating in the completion of roundabouts.

- In late Summer/early Fall, the partial closure phase begins with one-lane eastbound open to accommodate morning rush traffic, then road closure within Town boundaries to maximize efficiency of construction. On weekends, starting on Fridays at 2 p.m. until Sunday 5 p.m., one lane is open westbound to facilitate visitor access to in-town and regional businesses.

- Full closure will be limited and will be scheduled as the project construction dictates. It is anticipated that these closures will be in small segments occurring at the end of this year with an additional closure in Spring 2021.

In cooperation with VDOT and law enforcement, a local Hillsboro Detour and a Regional Detour have been established for all closure periods.

For further information on the schedule, read the press release issued by the Town here on www.rethink9.com.

This is the proposed timing of this project, but many factors such as weather and construction issues can alter or impact the schedule. Routine schedule updates will be provided as warranted.

Effective January 10, 2020, the Virginia Department of Transportation has reduced the speed limit on Shepherds Mill Road...
01/10/2020

Effective January 10, 2020, the Virginia Department of Transportation has reduced the speed limit on Shepherds Mill Road (Route 612) from Lord Fairfax Highway (Route 340) to a 1/4 mile North of Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) to 45 mph. The speed limit of 35 on Shepherds Mill Road from Harry Byrd Highway to a point a 1/4 of a mile north of Harry Byrd Highway has not been changed and remains 35. The Sheriff's Office will be monitoring the roads to allow drivers to adjust to the new speed limit.

Knitters who regularly meet as group at Needles & Pins Fiber Art Shop in Berryville presented special gifts to Clarke Co...
01/09/2020

Knitters who regularly meet as group at Needles & Pins Fiber Art Shop in Berryville presented special gifts to Clarke County Sheriff Tony Roper and Berryville Police Chief Neal White on Jan. 9, National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Each department received a dozen Teddy bears – each one wearing a knit scarf or sweater and each one donated for the project – for their officers to give to children during difficult or stressful situations. Sheriff Roper was given his own personal bear named Clarke, and Chief White was given a special bear named Berry.

Get a safe ride with a ride share or a police car? The choice is yours. #ActLikeItVA
12/31/2019

Get a safe ride with a ride share or a police car? The choice is yours. #ActLikeItVA

12/27/2019
Sergeant Don Chambers Retirement

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office thanks Sergeant Don Chambers for his years of dedication to Clarke County. Today, Dec. 27, 2019, was Sgt. Chambers’ last shift. He is retiring after a 34-year career in law enforcement; Clarke County was lucky enough to employ Sgt. Chambers for the last 15 years of his career. During his time with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Chambers performed the duties of a patrol Deputy, School Resource Officer, Investigator assigned to the Northwest Virginia Regional Gang Task Force, and a Patrol Sergeant.

Sgt. Chambers was instrumental in instructing new recruits at the local academy, where he taught basic driving operations and laws pertaining to Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure. Additionally, Sgt. Chambers was certified in teaching the Easy Drift driving system and Spike Strip deployment techniques.

Sgt. Don Chambers was an integral part of the Sheriff’s Office, and he will be missed by all who know him. Sgt. Chambers’ send off was given by his daughter, Alex Chambers, who is a Deputy with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office. We wish Sgt. Chambers the best in his retirement!

The Clarke County Board of Supervisors heard many residents speak about the Second Amendment at the Dec. 17 Board meetin...
12/19/2019

The Clarke County Board of Supervisors heard many residents speak about the Second Amendment at the Dec. 17 Board meeting. Supervisors have also received many phone calls and email messages. The Board has instructed staff and legal counsel to draft a resolution for consideration at the Organizational Meeting & Work Session at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6. An agenda and meeting materials will be posted on the county website – clarkecounty.gov – three business days prior to the meeting. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

Spending time in jail for a DUI is no picnic. If you’re old enough to drink, #ActLikeItVA.
12/18/2019

Spending time in jail for a DUI is no picnic. If you’re old enough to drink, #ActLikeItVA.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT On December 16, 2019 TO 1 PM EST MONDAY...* WHAT...Mixed precipitatio...
12/15/2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT On December 16, 2019 TO 1 PM EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch.

* WHERE...northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, northern Blue Ridge Mountains, and portions of the eastern Panhandle in West Virginia.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 1 PM EST Monday. Snow will overspread the area between midnight and 3 AM overnight and it will change to a mixture of sleet and freezing rain Monday morning. Precipitation will eventually change to rain for most areas Monday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning commute with snow covered and slippery roads and as well as slippery sidewalks.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,
increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

Get a safe ride with a ride share or a police car? The choice is yours. #ActLikeItVA
12/13/2019

Get a safe ride with a ride share or a police car? The choice is yours. #ActLikeItVA

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 3 PM EST, FRIDAY, December 13, 2019* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. To...
12/12/2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 3 PM EST, FRIDAY, December 13, 2019

* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch.

* WHERE...The northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the northern Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, and portions of eastern West Virginia.

* WHEN...From 7 AM to 3 PM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Very slippery sidewalks, roads and bridges are possible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Freezing rain during the morning will gradually change to rain throughout the afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,
increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow ac...
12/10/2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches, with isolated totals of 3 to 4 inches possible for elevations above 1000 feet.

* WHERE...Portions of north-central Maryland, northwestern Virginia and eastern West Virginia.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 7 AM EST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Rain showers are expected to change to snow by around midnight, then taper off by daybreak.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,
increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

Law enforcement will be helping people stay safe on the road. Make our job easier by being responsible. #ActLikeItVA
12/10/2019

Law enforcement will be helping people stay safe on the road. Make our job easier by being responsible. #ActLikeItVA

Thank you to the Cougar Kindness Club for their generous gift!
12/06/2019

Thank you to the Cougar Kindness Club for their generous gift!

The Cougar Kindness Club is thankful this holiday season for our local law enforcement! Today, our club members presented Sheriff Roper with a gift basket, which included; inspirational coffee cups, "thin blue line" Oreos, and a note thanking the department for their service. Thank you to Sheriff Roper for personally coming to meet our club. Thank you to our Clarke County Sheriff's Department for keeping our community safe!

If you’re traveling for some pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, when you pack your suitcase – remember to pack your patience, ...
11/26/2019

If you’re traveling for some pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, when you pack your suitcase – remember to pack your patience, too! That text or call can wait until you’re not driving. You wouldn’t ride down the road drinking a beer, so remember that texting while driving is just as risky. VirginiaDMV @AAAVANEWS #DontDriveIntexticated

Picture yourself driving down the road while swiggin’ a cold one, with your kids in the back…not going to happen, right?...
11/25/2019

Picture yourself driving down the road while swiggin’ a cold one, with your kids in the back…not going to happen, right? Texting while driving is just as risky. Distracted driving results in more than a thousand injuries every day and is completely preventable. VirginiaDMV @AAAVANEWS #DontDriveIntexticated

Hand over the keys if you plan on haunting the punch bowl at your Halloween party. If you’re old enough to drink, #ActLi...
10/31/2019

Hand over the keys if you plan on haunting the punch bowl at your Halloween party. If you’re old enough to drink, #ActLikeItVA.

If you’re old enough to drink, you’re old enough to go to jail. Plan responsibly as you hit the road for your Halloween ...
10/29/2019

If you’re old enough to drink, you’re old enough to go to jail. Plan responsibly as you hit the road for your Halloween parties. #ActLikeItVA

On October 8, 2019, The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office went before the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards C...
10/15/2019

On October 8, 2019, The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office went before the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission to seek re-accreditation. We are happy to report that the Commission unanimously voted for the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office to be re-accredited for the next four years.

Also during the Commission meeting, Chief Deputy Travis M. Sumption received several accolades. First the Chief Deputy received his Master Assessor Certificate. Chief Deputy Sumption has been involved in the accreditation community for several years. Chief Deputy Sumption spends several days a year working as an assessor to evaluate Virginia law enforcement agency’s trying to achieve accreditation.

Each year, the Commission gives an award to an assessor that they feel promotes the accreditation process. We are proud to say the award this year was given to Chief Deputy Travis M. Sumption. The award was presented by Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Virginia and Chief Pike with the Virginia Capitol Police.

All accreditation programs are designed to measure and confirm compliance of the participating agency with the professional standards in whatever discipline or profession they are involved. It is one of the only means by which citizens and government leaders can be assured that an agency is maintaining the high performance marks to which the community has a right.

Clarke County has demonstrated their commitment to professionalism and their willingness to be measured by and compared to the best in the profession.

Virginia’s program was started in the early 1990's, with the creation of a twelve member Commission of representatives from the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police. The Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) provides law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth with an avenue for demonstrating that they meet nearly 200 accepted standards for efficient and effective agency operation. The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) administers the program for VLEPSC.

To obtain accreditation, a law enforcement agency must meet all applicable program standards, maintain their accreditation files on an on-going basis and provide annual verifications of compliance as required by the Commission. On-site assessments by specially trained program assessors assure consistency and full compliance of all accredited agencies.

09/18/2019
clarkecounty.gov

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is updating emergency contact information for livestock (cattle, horses, sheep, etc.) to assist us with notifying the owner in the event livestock is reported running loose or reported injured. Please download and fill out the Livestock Form located at https://clarkecounty.gov/government/county-documents/sheriff/4101-livestock-form-09162019.html or by going to the Clarke County website at www.clarkecounty.gov and under the government section click on "Sheriff".
You may return the form to us by mail to our address listed on the form, email the form to [email protected] or fax the form to 540-955-4111.

Clarke County Sheriff's Office Deputy Moreland receives MADD award.On September 5, 2019, Deputy Andrew Moreland received...
09/18/2019

Clarke County Sheriff's Office Deputy Moreland receives MADD award.

On September 5, 2019, Deputy Andrew Moreland received the Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD) award at the 2019 Annual Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony. The MADD award is given to a law enforcement officer that has substantially contributed to the reduction of impaired driving incidences in each locality. For 2018, Deputy Moreland led the Sheriff’s Office in driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.

The MADD foundation has made a considerable impact on the nation since its inception in 1980. Drunk driving deaths have been reduced by 50% and 370,000 lives have been saved. In addition, MADD has served over 840,000 victims of drunk drivers. MADD's solution to the drunk driving epidemic is to increase law enforcement visibility, requiring ignition interlocks for offenders, and "ridesharing." The MADD foundation is against more than just alcohol related impaired accidents, it is also fighting against drugged driving.

Sheriff Anthony W. Roper stated, "I am proud of Deputy Moreland and this accomplishment. His commitment to keeping the roads safe from drunk drivers allows for Clarke County to be a safer place to live, work, and raise a family."

Now Hiring - Full-Time Deputy SheriffThe Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of a ...
09/17/2019
clarkecounty.gov

Now Hiring - Full-Time Deputy Sheriff

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of a full time Deputy Sheriff. Duties include but are not limited to: operation of a patrol vehicle; response to calls, complaints, personal observations of suspicious activities or persons; preparation of a variety of records and reports; transport of prisoners; assisting other law enforcement officers and agencies. The successful candidate must possess the ability to: understand and carry out oral and written instructions and prepare clear, comprehensive reports; analyze situations and adapt quickly; deal courteously, firmly and tactfully with the public; maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public.

Requirements:
- High school diploma or GED
- Valid Drivers License
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- General knowledge of laws, rules and regulations relating to courts and criminal justice
- Applicant must submit to a full background investigation including but not limited to criminal history, work history, credit history.
- Applicant must be willing to undergo and pass a complete physical and psychological examination.

Send a completed Clarke County application and resume by 10/15/2019 to:
Clarke County Sheriff’s Office:
Attn: Chief Deputy
100 N. Church Street
Berryville, VA 22611

Applications can be found on
Clarke County’s website,
www.clarkecounty.gov

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

09/13/2019

This morning the Clarke County Sheriffs Office was notified of a possible threat of violence that may be directed towards the Clarke County High School. The school administration was notified . The Sheriff's Office and school administration are currently working together to investigate. At this time there is no credible threat. Our goal as well as the school boards is to ensure a safe learning environment be maintained. We will continue to strive to maintain that goal.

***Assistance needed to identify suspect in a Larceny case***The pictured female is a suspect in the larceny of credit c...
09/11/2019

***Assistance needed to identify suspect in a Larceny case***

The pictured female is a suspect in the larceny of credit cards, debit cards, and cash from a vehicle that was parked at the Appalachian Trail parking lot on Pine Grove Road during the late afternoon hours of September 10, 2019. The female used a stolen credit card at Best Buy, in Winchester, that evening and made a substantial purchase of over $4,000. The card was also used at Target, also in Winchester, for over $1,400.

If anyone has information on the case is asked to contact Deputy AT Mason at 540-955-1234 or Winchester/Frederick/Clarke Crime Solvers at 540-665-8477

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100 N Church St
Berryville, VA
22611

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