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Please call us if you recognize this person.The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple burglaries tha...
06/05/2020

Please call us if you recognize this person.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple burglaries that occurred on Monday, May 25th during the day. The suspect entered two buildings located at 46444 Benedict Drive & 2 Pidgeon Hill Drive and entered two suites inside each of the buildings, removing items from within. The male is described as approximately 6’0 with dark hair.

06/05/2020 Update: Upon further investigation it was discovered that the suspect entered a nearby store on Pidgeon Hill Drive between 8:00 – 9:00 am on the May 25 to purchase coffee.

Statement from Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman: Every Citizen has a Voice in Loudoun CountyAs your elected Sheriff, ...
06/03/2020
Our Commitment | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

Statement from Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman: Every Citizen has a Voice in Loudoun County

As your elected Sheriff, I want to assure you that every citizen has a voice in Loudoun County.

As the nation reflects on the tragedy in Minneapolis, our sincere condolences go out to George Floyd’s family, friends and loved ones. The actions of the officers with the Minneapolis Police Department surrounding the death of George Floyd were reprehensible and criminal, but in no way reflect our agency or our deputies. As a result of this tragedy, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous questions regarding our operations and training.

I have joined law enforcement leaders on the national and statewide level with the Major County Sheriffs’ of America and the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, calling for the accountability of all of the officers involved.

Since taking office in 2012, I have taken great efforts to build trust with all members of our community. That trust has created mutual respect and is likely why Loudoun County has remained one of the safest counties in the Washington, DC area.

This mutual respect was reflected in a 2018 Loudoun County Citizen Survey which reported that close to 90% of Loudoun County residents are satisfied with the services provided by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), and over 95% feel their neighborhood is safe.

As discussion of implementing citizen review boards has become more prevalent following this tragedy, it is important to note the difference between police chiefs and constitutionally elected sheriffs. Police chiefs are appointed by and report directly to elected mayors, county executives, and/or city, county, or town councils/supervisors. In some areas, citizen review boards have been established so that citizens, who normally do not have direct input into police operations or behaviors, can do so in concert with their elected officials.

Sheriffs, similar to mayors and board of supervisors, are elected by and report directly to the citizens they serve. In Loudoun, that number for me is over 400,000. Unlike many surrounding counties in which a separate avenue for communications may be helpful – or even necessary, Loudoun is unique in that every citizen has a voice in the way the LCSO operates. As a Sheriff’s Office, the system greatly facilitates dialog, trust, outreach, and education between citizens and the Sheriff. There is no middleman. This system creates sincere partnerships and is likely the reason Loudoun has succeeded in maintaining such a low crime rate and high citizen satisfaction.

Another reason for this success is that the LCSO initiates the fostering of community relationships at elementary ages and provides opportunities for all of Loudoun’s citizens, regardless of age. Our positive relationships begin with our youth during our Annual Child Safety Day, Dulles South Public Safety Day, and the McGruff Safety Camps that are held each summer. This outreach continues through our D.A.R.E. program in both elementary and middle schools, in addition to our nationally recognized “model” School Resource Officer program. It is further enhanced through quarterly Station community meetings, a biannual Citizens’ Police Academy, public service announcements and videos, and a robust and proactive community policing program.

We are considered a premier agency in de-escalation training, utilizing technology for the safety of our residents and deputies, and recognized as a model agency in the Commonwealth of Virginia after we received our reaccreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission in 2017. The LCSO has been, and continues to be a leader in de-escalation techniques, and our Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program has been recognized both regionally and nationally as a model for ensuring that all of our residents are treated with compassion and respect. Our deputies also receive extensive training in Fair and Impartial Policing, Implicit Bias & Policing in a Diverse Environment, Unconscious Bias, Racial Ethnic and Disparity, Cultural Diversity, Cultural Diversity in the School Setting, Understanding Conflict, Conflict Resolution, and Decision Making, just to name a few.

To maintain the success we have experienced over the past nine years, we continuously solicit your input and value your concerns. Every complaint, concern or compliment is sent directly to me and my undersheriff. While the compliments received by our agency far outweigh our service complaints (more than a 4:1 ratio), many residents question how we investigate concerns within the agency.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office investigates any physical encounter involving our sworn personnel, even if slight, whether a complaint is received or not. Supervisors are required to evaluate a deputy’s use of force, and whether it was a reasonable and restrained response to the circumstances encountered. A use of force incident is documented and reviewed by the members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office leadership and executive teams. We are proud to report that over the past nine years, we have had only two incidents of excessive force. In one incident, the deputy was terminated. In the other, the deputy resigned in lieu of termination.

With your support and input, we will continue to strive to be a premier law enforcement organization, and will continue to pursue our Step Up mission I began almost nine years ago – a mission that constantly strives to improve service, technology, efficiency and professionalism. For more information regarding our programs, please visit https://sheriff.loudoun.gov/5366/Our-Commitment.

Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and the LCSO has received and answered numerous questions from our community regarding the reprehensible actions of the officers with the Minneapolis Police Department surrounding the death of George Floyd.

Thank you to Pastor Gregory Spurlock, Minister Jesse Smith and the Oak Grove Baptist Church for providing food to our Ea...
06/02/2020

Thank you to Pastor Gregory Spurlock, Minister Jesse Smith and the Oak Grove Baptist Church for providing food to our Eastern Loudoun Station staff and the community today.

#OneHeart #OneBadge #OneCommunity

Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and the LCSO has received and answered numerous questions from our community regardi...
05/31/2020
Our Commitment | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and the LCSO has received and answered numerous questions from our community regarding the reprehensible actions of the officers with the Minneapolis Police Department surrounding the death of George Floyd.

To assist you with your questions and to continue our efforts to be transparent in our actions and policies, we have developed a page that includes information on our commitment to the training of our deputies to protect and preserve life, and the most frequently asked questions received from our community of the agency’s Body Worn Camera (BWC) program, de-escalation training, and response to resistance (use of force) investigations are addressed here: https://sheriff.loudoun.gov/5366/Our-Commitment

Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and the LCSO has received and answered numerous questions from our community regarding the reprehensible actions of the officers with the Minneapolis Police Department surrounding the death of George Floyd.

Do you recognize the person in these photos?  If you do, please call us, you can remain anonymous.
05/29/2020

Do you recognize the person in these photos? If you do, please call us, you can remain anonymous.

For today’s #FraudFriday we want to bring your attention to scams that we continue to see in our area.  Technology scams...
05/29/2020

For today’s #FraudFriday we want to bring your attention to scams that we continue to see in our area. Technology scams are easy to fall for and tricky to spot.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  The LCSO Motor Unit wants to remind everyone to be on the alert and to share ...
05/28/2020

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The LCSO Motor Unit wants to remind everyone to be on the alert and to share the road with motorcyclists. Remember to always look twice- save a life.

Update to LCSO Records Services, Fingerprinting for Residents The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) will reinstate ...
05/28/2020
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Update to LCSO Records Services, Fingerprinting for Residents

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) will reinstate in-person records services and modified fingerprinting services for all residents beginning tomorrow, May 29.

Residents can obtain copies of accident reports and offense report summaries by email or at our headquarters located at 803 Sycolin Road in Leesburg. Records checks are available at each Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Station. Please visit our Find My Station app to find your nearest station.

Loudoun County residents will continue to be able to obtain copies of accident reports and offense report summaries via email during this time. Most services remain available via telephone at 703-777-0629 or by email.

Fingerprinting services will be available by appointment beginning May 29 at our Leesburg headquarters and the Ashburn Station, located at 20272 Savin Hill Drive. Residents are requested to make appointments by telephone at 703-777-0407. For the health and safety of our sheriff’s deputies and staff, and pursuant to the Governor’s order, residents obtaining fingerprints are required to wear a face covering. Residents are requested to bring their own face covering; if you do not have a face covering, one will be provided by LCSO staff.

The LCSO would like to thank the community for their continued support during this unprecedented time.

https://bit.ly/LCSOServicesUpdate

Update to LCSO Records Services, Fingerprinting for Residents

Detective Chuck Perinis will retire from the LCSO this month after 25-years of service to Loudoun County. He joined the ...
05/27/2020

Detective Chuck Perinis will retire from the LCSO this month after 25-years of service to Loudoun County.

He joined the LCSO in 1994 as a dispatcher in the Emergency Communications Center.

He later attended the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy in 1997 and began his career as a sworn Patrol Deputy in the Field Operations Division.

During his career he served as a School Resource Officer and worked in the Criminal Investigations Division in Juvenile Crimes, the Special Victims Unit, and as a detective in the Financial
Crimes Unit. As a detective in Financial Crimes, he served on the National Capital Region Fraud Task Force as a Task Force Officer. He also served as a Firearms Instructor for the agency.

We wish Detective Perinis the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.

Captain Easton McDonald officially received his certificates today from the Southern Police Institute (SPI), University ...
05/27/2020

Captain Easton McDonald officially received his certificates today from the Southern Police Institute (SPI), University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. Captain McDonald participated in a virtual graduation from the Administrative Officers Course earlier this month. He was officially presented his certificates by Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.

The intense twelve week accredited college educational program for police command personnel is designed to develop informed, effective, ethically and technically competent law enforcement managers who are capable of assuming positions of leadership in their respective agencies.

Captain McDonald, a 19-year veteran of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, currently serves as the Assistant Division Commander in the Operational Support Division.

The 143rd Administrative Officers Course included courses on leadership, police administration, legal issues, and organizational performance and behavior. Graduates of the Administrative Officers Course are well positioned to help improve their communities and their organizations.

Telegraph Springs Road (Route 611) at the northern end of the intersection with Chappelle Hill Road (Route 709) and Hugh...
05/27/2020

Telegraph Springs Road (Route 611) at the northern end of the intersection with Chappelle Hill Road (Route 709) and Hughesville Road (Route 725) will be closed (weather permitting) Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day to replace a stormwater pipe, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Through traffic and those needing to reach properties on Telegraph Springs Road between the intersection and A Street will be detoured via Chappelle Hill Road, Lincoln Road/South Maple Avenue (Route 722), and East A Street back to South 20th Street/Telegraph Springs Road.

Thank you to Anneliese Gadell and the community for donating Tupperwear soup mugs and goodies to first responders and me...
05/26/2020

Thank you to Anneliese Gadell and the community for donating Tupperwear soup mugs and goodies to first responders and medical professionals in #Loudoun.

Anneliese held a 'Soup Mug for a Hero in the Community' drive and in less than one-week you helped her raise enough monies for 100 mugs and goodies for the LCSO, Inova Loudoun Hospital (Cornwall Campus) and Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.

We are blessed to live in such a giving, caring and supportive community.

Anneliese is the wife of Deputy First Class Jason Gadell.

#OneHeart #OneBadge #OneCommunity

Photo: Anneliese with 2nd Lt. Milton Castelle.

For this week’s #MeetADeputyMonday the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is excited to introduce you to Deputy Desiree Cab...
05/25/2020

For this week’s #MeetADeputyMonday the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is excited to introduce you to Deputy Desiree Cabrera Fret. Deputy Cabrera Fret joined the LCSO in August 2017 and works as a Correctional Deputy in the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

Deputy Cabrera Fret was born and raised in Puerto Rico before moving to Virginia with her family. She is one of many LCSO Deputies that bring their experience of growing up outside of the Continental United States to the agency. Before joining the LCSO Deputy Cabrera Fret worked as a Loss Prevention Safe Specialist and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She then decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a law enforcement officer.

Deputy Cabrera Fret was hired on August 10, 2017 and attended the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy where she received the Top Physical Fitness Award for the entire academy. After graduating Deputy Cabrera Fret was assigned to day shift within the Adult Detention Center where she monitors inmates and helps secure the facility. Along with her regular duties, Deputy Cabrera Fret has also been an active member of the agency’s Supplemental Recruiting Unit, responsible for identifying and recruiting talented applicants for the LCSO. She has traveled throughout the region to attend recruiting events and to speak with interested candidates. Deputy Cabrera Fret is currently one of three LCSO deputies featured on a recruiting billboard located in southern Pennsylvania.

Thank you Deputy Cabrera Fret for your service to our community. We are excited to watch you continue to succeed throughout your career!

05/23/2020

In honor of Memorial Day the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, May 25.

Good Morning #Loudoun and Happy World Turtle Day!!! 🐢While on patrol #LCSO Deputies often cross paths with various speci...
05/23/2020

Good Morning #Loudoun and Happy World Turtle Day!!! 🐢

While on patrol #LCSO Deputies often cross paths with various species of turtles. We want to remind residents that it is very common to find turtles on the road, in your yard, or in other places outside.

Turtles that are out and about, whether to lay eggs or to search for a new source of water and other resources, are best left alone. They instinctively know what direction to go when they are on their own.

If you see a turtle that needs to be moved out of the way, such as out of a roadway, it is always best to call the LCSO’s non-emergency number at 703-777-1021 or Loudoun County Animal Services.

For more information about turtles, check out the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website here:
https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/nuisance/turtles/

#WorldTurtleDay

05/22/2020
Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and the LCSO remind you to have a safe Memorial Day Weekend.

Please watch a special message from #Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman as we remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office welcomed the agency’s newest member today. Two-year-old Ginny and her partner Deputy...
05/22/2020

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office welcomed the agency’s newest member today. Two-year-old Ginny and her partner Deputy First Class Chris Shore graduated from Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) School this week.

DFC Shore is a 20-year veteran of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and has been a member of the Loudoun County Bomb Squad for 15-years. K9 Ginny, a Labrador Retriever, and DFC Shore completed an intensive 16-week, 7-day a week training course which consisted of imprinting on explosive odors and refining handler techniques and searching skills.

DFC Shore and K9 Ginny will assist with searches during bomb threats, investigate suspicious packages, help with security at special events, and assist with future searches associated with the Silver Line section of METRO.

The training was also attended by Deputy First Class Erik Dimas, who served as a co-trainer in the class, to work towards completing the mandatory requirements set forth in obtaining his Explosive Detection K9 Trainers Certification through the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA).

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has K9 teams that are assigned to the Field Operations Division, the Operational Support Division, the Criminal Investigations Division, and the Adult Detention Center. These canines are trained in specific areas and assigned to various divisions within the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

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