Major James R. Clarke Jr.

Sheriff Mark A. Marshall

Major Clarke is a lifelong resident of Isle of Wight County.  He joined the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office in January 2012.  He had previously served for 13 1/2 years with the Smithfield Police Department.  Currently Major Clarke serves as Chief Deputy and oversees all divisions of the Sheriff's Office.

Major Clarke retired from the United States Marine Corps Reserves at rank of First Sergeant with 24 years of service.  He enjoys reading, sports and is actively involved in his church and community.

Major Clarke and his wife Jackie have three daughters, Tapreia, Jamaela, and Talivia.



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