Law Enforcement in Isle of Wight County
Isle of Wight County is served by several state and local law enforcement agencies.
The Isle of Wight Sheriff's office serves the entire county of Isle of Wight as the primary law enforcement agency, however, primary law enforcement duties within the town limits are provided by the two independent town police departments; Smithfield Police Department and Windsor Police Department. We maintain a mutual aid compact with these departments as well as the City of Franklin Police Department and the other Hampton Roads agencies to assist with emergencies as needed.
In addition to the local law enforcement agencies, there is a state law enforcement agency presence as well. Isle of Wight County is served by Virginia State Police Division 5. They maintain patrols within the county and assist greatly with providing traffic enforcement and investigating traffic crashes as well as provide backup, investigative assistance, and other support as needed. In addition, the Dept. of Game and Inland fisheries has Conservation Police assigned to the County. Other state agencies with law enforcement that serve within the county to include, VMRC, ABC, and DMV.
The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office is designated as an Accredited Agency by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.
Our Mission Statement
The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to protecting the lives, property, and rights of all citizens by providing professional law enforcement service built upon a firm foundation of ethics and integrity while we maintain partnerships within the community we have the honor of serving.
Code of Honor
Our deputies proudly commit to ethical conduct as described in the Law Enforcement Code of Honor.
On my honor, I will never
betray my badge, my integrity,
my character or the public trust.
I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions.
I will always uphold the constitution, my
community, and the
agency I serve.
Welcome to the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office Official Website
Isle of Wight County, Virginia • a Hampton Roads Community
The Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office is a 24/7 full-service law enforcement agency. We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing effective and excellent service to the citizens of and visitors to our county. The Office is responsible for law enforcement services within the county, courthouse security, civil process, and animal services for the county. The county partners with the Western Tidewater Regional Jail for all Incarceration Services.
James R. Clarke, Jr. - Sheriff
(Appointed March 1, 2018 - Elected July 24, 2018 )
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