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.

Operating as usual

Being “the DUI guy” is not a good look. Virginia drivers: Don’t drink and drive.#ActLikeItVA
08/31/2020

Being “the DUI guy” is not a good look. Virginia drivers: Don’t drink and drive.#ActLikeItVA

08/28/2020

Lord Fairfax Highway between Senseny Road and Annfield Road is closed due to major motor vehicle crash.

Also Buckmarsh Street at Hermitage Blvd in Berryville is closed to land a medical helicopter. ***UPDATE BUCKMARSH AND HERMITAGE IS NOW OPEN***

Avoid the nightmare of dealing with a DUI. If you’re old enough to drink, #ActLikeItVA. Don’t drink and drive.
08/25/2020

Avoid the nightmare of dealing with a DUI. If you’re old enough to drink, #ActLikeItVA. Don’t drink and drive.

***Update***North & South bound lanes are back open***6100 Block of Lord Fairfax Hwy just South of Berryville will be cl...
08/12/2020

***Update***North & South bound lanes are back open***

6100 Block of Lord Fairfax Hwy just South of Berryville will be closed for aprx 3-4 hours due to a traffic accident. Both North & South bound lanes are closed. We will advise when the road is back open.

We would like to congratulate Communications Director Pamela Hess on earning the Certified Public Safety Executive desti...
07/27/2020

We would like to congratulate Communications Director Pamela Hess on earning the Certified Public Safety Executive destination from APCO. The CPE Program is the only executive leadership program of its type in the world focused specifically on the public safety communications industry. It consists of two 12-week online courses in addition to the ten-day capstone seminar at APCO headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Thanks to the Clarke County Youth Football League for the donation of face masks for law enforcement Clarke County.  You...
07/21/2020

Thanks to the Clarke County Youth Football League for the donation of face masks for law enforcement Clarke County. Your donations are appreciated.

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office received a generous gift containing snacks and gift cards for our Deputy Sheriff’s.  ...
07/13/2020

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office received a generous gift containing snacks and gift cards for our Deputy Sheriff’s. The amount of support our office receives from the community is appreciated.

The cards and notes were great to read. We would like to thank the following:

Neiman Family
Willis Family
Bogert Family
Beach Family
McKenzie Family
Tavenner Family
Aylestock Family
Lambert Family
Morise Family
Rhodes Family
Kelly Family
McGeough Family
Housey Family
Gagnon Family
Long (Veronica) Family
Glynn Family
Long (Ronni) Family
Plummer Family
Scaia Family
Kreeb Family

07/02/2020
The Bank of Clarke County hosts one of the few fireworks displays in the area on July 3, and the Clarke County Sheriff's...
06/29/2020

The Bank of Clarke County hosts one of the few fireworks displays in the area on July 3, and the Clarke County Sheriff's Office has planned traffic control in anticipation of a larger-than-usual crowd. Anyone attending the fireworks or driving through Berryville Friday evening, please be advised:

• All spectators will enter and exit the fairgrounds at the main entrance (near U.S. Tae Kwon Do).
• As soon as fireworks begin, the roundabout on West Main Street will be closed to all westbound traffic.
• The roundabout on West Main remains closed to westbound traffic until all cars have exited the fairgrounds.
• Cars leaving the fairgrounds may go east or west.
• Sheriff’s deputies will direct traffic.
• Eastbound and westbound Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) will each be restricted to one lane only at the traffic light near Enders Funeral Home.
• Sheriff’s deputies will direct traffic at the Va. 7-Business 7 intersection.
• Do not park where “No Parking” signs are posted; Sheriff’s deputies will enforce “No Parking” along roads.

Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:20 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds (890 W. Main St., Berryville). The display is usually about 30 minutes. Exiting the fairgrounds will take time. Be patient.

06/29/2020
***Traffic Advisory - Lane Closure***Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) westbound from Retreat Road to Castleman Road will hav...
06/11/2020

***Traffic Advisory - Lane Closure***

Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) westbound from Retreat Road to Castleman Road will have the right lane closed through the evening on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Through traffic will still be able to travel westbound in the left lane only. This is due to the accident that caused severe damage to the Shenandoah River Bridge. We anticipate heavy traffic congestion due to lane closure during rush hours over the next two evenings.

*** Traffic Crash Alert***On Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7), westbound,  on the Shenandoah River Bridge, there is a traffi...
06/11/2020

*** Traffic Crash Alert***

On Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7), westbound, on the Shenandoah River Bridge, there is a traffic accident that is causing partial lane closures. A large tractor has hit the bridge and is partially hanging over the edge. Please use caution in the area and follow the direction of Law Enforcement and VDOT. The driver of the tractor was not injured.

06/09/2020
Clarke County, Virginia

Clarke County Sheriff Tony Roper and Berryville Police Chief Neal White respond to the residents they serve and citizens across the country who are speaking out for social justice. “We hear your voices.” #ClarkeCountyVirginia

Clarke County Sheriff Tony Roper and Berryville Police Chief Neal White respond to the residents they serve and citizens across the country who are speaking out for social justice. “We hear your voices.” #ClarkeCountyVirginia

Now Hiring - Full-Time Deputy SheriffThe Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of a ...
06/08/2020

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 the 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.
- The applicant must be willing to undergo and pass a complete physical and psychological examination.

Send a completed Clarke County application and resume by July 5, 2020, 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.

05/29/2020
Sergeant Rosenberry Retirement

Today the Clarke County Sheriff's Office celebrated the retirement of Sergeant Brian Rosenberry after 37 years of law enforcement service. Sergeant Rosenberry began his career with the Berryville Police Department. In 1985 he began as a Patrol Deputy with the Sheriff's Office. After serving as a Patrol Deputy for many years, Sergeant Rosenberry was promoted and supervised the Court Servies/Civil Division of the Sheriff's Office. In this supervisory role, he was in charge of providing court security for all of the local courts, scheduling part-time staff to assist with court security, and the service of civil papers.

During his tenure as being Sergeant, he had the responsibility of maintaining the property room for the Sheriff's Office. Sergeant Rosenberry's work in the property room was instrumental in the office obtaining accredited status. Sergeant Rosenberry needed to show on a regular basis that all items in the property room were accounted for. This was accomplished through quarterly inspections, unannounced inspections, and a yearly audit.

Sergeant Rosenberry always projected a calm demeanor when dealing with any situation. He was a mentor to many young Deputy Sheriff's throughout his many years with the office. We wish Sergeant Rosenberry the very best on his retirement.

05/24/2020
The Clarke County Sheriff's Office would like to congratulate our Employees of the Quarter.  Sergeant Patricia Putnam wa...
05/24/2020

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office would like to congratulate our Employees of the Quarter.

Sergeant Patricia Putnam was recognized for her dedication to seeing victims of crimes, who cannot speak for themselves, obtain justice. Sergeant Putnam recently was the case agent in two recent murder trials that resulted in convictions. While investigating the murder, Sergeant Putnam handled a very challenging case involving child sexual assault. Due to her dedication, the suspect in the assault was indicted this week for his crimes.

Assistant Director Whitney Kerns was recognized for her dedication to learning all the aspects in her role as an Assitant Director. Asst. Director Kerns has taken on more administrative duties involving our CAD program and schedule.

Congratulations to these dedicated Public Safety Professionals!

05/23/2020
Crime Report for offenses that took place for the week of April 5-11, 2020.  If you would like more information on these...
04/13/2020

Crime Report for offenses that took place for the week of April 5-11, 2020. If you would like more information on these incidents, please visit communitycrimemap.com. Choose Clarke County from a drop-down selection on the left side of the screen and choose VA-Clarke County.

In classifying the reports, we use acronyms to name some of the offenses. Example: ACO – Any call that has to deal with a domesticated animal and ECO – Emergency Custody Order.

We appreciate everyone trying to remain home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, open roadways do not give you an ex...
04/12/2020

We appreciate everyone trying to remain home during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, open roadways do not give you an excuse to speed. The pictures below are some of the summons issued by Deputy Sheriffs recently. Remember you are statistically more likely to die in a car crash! These summonses were issued on Harry Byrd Highway and John Mosby Highway. #DontSpeed #Buckleup #DontDUI #ClarkeCountyVirginia

Mr. Anderson with Hershey's Ice Cream and Terry Spinosa with Lone Oak Restaurant donated several boxes of ice cream cone...
04/08/2020

Mr. Anderson with Hershey's Ice Cream and Terry Spinosa with Lone Oak Restaurant donated several boxes of ice cream cones for the employees of the Sheriff's Office. We appreciate their support!

Deputy Alex Chambers wants to remind the public to be safe and stay home.  Help flatten the curve!
04/06/2020

Deputy Alex Chambers wants to remind the public to be safe and stay home. Help flatten the curve!

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office wants to express much appreciation to Mission BBQ from Winchester for supplying lunch to ...
04/02/2020

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office wants to express much appreciation to Mission BBQ from Winchester for supplying lunch to our staff today!

Important information concerning Court cases in Clarke County. Friday, March 27: Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice, D...
03/28/2020

Important information concerning Court cases in Clarke County.

Friday, March 27: Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice, Donald Lemons, entered an order extending the Order Declaring a Judicial Emergency. The Declaration of Judicial Emergency has now been extended through April 26. This orders does have new provisions, amendments to the original Declaration.

The Courts Clerk’s Office will continue to reschedule cases through April 26. Not all cases are to be continued; cases exempt from this continuance policy include incarcerated defendants, foster care, protective orders and certain civil emergencies.

Please contact the Clerk’s Office should you have any questions:

Juvenile and Domestic Relations - 540-955-5136

General District - 540-955-5128

Circuit Court - 540-955-5118

#ClarkeCountyVirginia

We appreciate a Clarke County Family that ordered food from Marios for our employee's.  The support we receive from the ...
03/27/2020

We appreciate a Clarke County Family that ordered food from Marios for our employee's. The support we receive from the community is awesome!

Deputy Jake Kennedy took this photo this morning in Clarke County.  A very peaceful moment during these difficult times.
03/27/2020

Deputy Jake Kennedy took this photo this morning in Clarke County. A very peaceful moment during these difficult times.

03/23/2020

Clarke County Sheriff’s Office – Temporary Changes in Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus Response to calls for service:

• Deputies are directed to use social distancing to avoid unnecessary physical contact with anyone not under arrest. This may include keeping a distance of six feet or more when possible and avoiding shaking hands with members of the public.
• Deputies may wear Personal Protective Equipment such as masks and gloves when physical contact is necessary.
• Deputies may take offense reports via phone, rather than in person, when possible.
• Deputies may request citizens to step out from their residence or places of employment to conduct business.

Temporary Changes in Office Services:

• Fingerprinting is suspended.
• Office visits, tours, ride-along programs are suspended.

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office takes the health of our deputies, staff and our community seriously. Due to the on-going spread of the coronavirus, we have made these changes to protect our deputies and the community.

The Sheriff’s Office will continue to work with our local, state and federal partners during this time and we will continue to ensure public safety is our top priority in Clarke County.

Daily, local updates are posted on the Clarke County government website.
03/22/2020

Daily, local updates are posted on the Clarke County government website.

Read Clarke County and Town of Berryville COVID-19 updates daily at clarkecounty.gov. #covid19

03/20/2020

Clarke County trusts residents to follow the mandates outlined in the “Declaration of Public Health Emergency” issued by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, M.D. on March 17. Residents who have concerns about enforcement of state-mandated restrictions should contact the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office or the Berryville Police Department at 540-955-1234 (Please do not use 911 for non-emergencies.) or the Clarke County Health Department at 540-955-1033.

03/20/2020

New traffic lights were installed this evening on Lord Fairfax Hwy (Rt 340) at the intersection of Harry Byrd Hwy (Rt 7) The new traffic lights add flashing yellow arrows for traffic turning onto Harry Byrd Highway.

Deputies with the Clarke County Sheriff's Office assisted the Clarke County Public Schools today with the delivery of me...
03/19/2020

Deputies with the Clarke County Sheriff's Office assisted the Clarke County Public Schools today with the delivery of meals to students. Over 300 bags, consisting of breakfast and lunch, are being distributed to students that are unable to attend school due to the closures in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We appreciate Deputy Jim Herron, Deputy Darrell Curtis (SRO at JWMS) and Deputy Scott Ermerins (SRO at Boyce Elementary) for assisting!

St. Patrick doesn’t have to be the only one celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day. Keep your friends safe by volunteering to b...
03/15/2020

St. Patrick doesn’t have to be the only one celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day. Keep your friends safe by volunteering to be the evening’s designated driver! Remind them: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.

Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober dri...
03/14/2020

Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or a ride service to get home safely.

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays on our nation’s roads. During the 2014-2018 St. Patrick’s Day holiday...
03/10/2020

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays on our nation’s roads. During the 2014-2018 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18), 249 lives were lost due in drunk-driving crashes. In 2018, drunk driving killed more than 10,000 people in our country, and every single one of those deaths was preventable. Do your part this St. Patrick’s Day: Arrange for a sober driver to ensure you get home safely.

*** UPDATE  MR. ALLEN HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, WV at 11:44 AM on February 26, 2020. ***William W...
02/26/2020

*** UPDATE MR. ALLEN HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, WV at 11:44 AM on February 26, 2020. ***

William Watson Allen IV is wanted by the Front Royal Police Department for multiple charges in relation to the pursuit that ended in Clarke County on February 25, 2020. If Mr. Allen is seen, you are asked to call 911.

UPDATE!!! ARRESTED!
William Watson Allen IV was arrested today just over the West Virginia State line by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Wanted Wednesday! Please share and contact our department with any information regarding this wanted subject. 540-635-2111

#FRPD #WantedWednesday

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Berryville, VA
22611

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