Administrative Services Division

This Division is divided into three functional areas. The Administrative Division is commanded by a Captain with three Administrative Lieutenants assisting.
Courtroom Security / Courthouse Security / Prisoner Transportation / Concealed Weapon Permits / Project Lifesaver

Led by Lt. Tom Fairchild
 
Responsibilities
This function is responsible for:

Administrative Services Division Staff

The Administrative Services Division Staff
  • Providing bailiffs to the court
  • Moving prisoners to and from the courts
  • Operating metal detectors and other security devices as required
  • Being present in court at all times when courts are in session
  • Ensuring that a full-time deputy is placed at the courthouse entrance to scan all individuals entering for weapons and other items not allowed in the courthouse
  • Transporting committed persons to mental facilities from the local hospitals
  • Handling extraditions of prisoners to Campbell County
  • Maintaining the Project Lifesaver Program and providing training to Sheriff’s Office employees on the correct operation of the equipment

Concealed weapon permit applications must be investigated per the Code of Virginia. This function handles all the investigation and subsequent paperwork for the applicants as required to meet this Code. 
 

Civil Process / Accreditation / Applicant Background Investigations



Led by Lt. Gerald Lacy

Responsibilities

Civil Process
This function processes and serves all legal papers issued by courts and attorneys to citizens of Campbell County. Many of these processes are quite time-consuming and can result in the “attachment” of personal property in order to satisfy debts as well as the legal “eviction” of tenants for landlords that have properly used the court process to effect the eviction. At times the personal property that has been “attached” must be sold at a Sheriff’s Auction to satisfy the debt owed. This function is responsible for the auction requirements.

Accreditation
The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is a state accredited agency through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). VLEPSC issues 187 professional standards that agencies must prove compliance with in order to maintain their accredited status. The Sheriff’s Office was originally accredited in 1999, re-accredited in 2004, and re-accredited for the second time in May 2008. The next scheduled audit will be in May 2016.

Applicant Background Investigations
All applicants for employment with the Sheriff’s Office must undergo a testing process. Persons that are considered for employment are then subject to an intensive background check. This function performs the background investigations of potential employees.

School Resource Officer Program / Crime Prevention / Community Relations



Led by Lt.  Mike Lawhorn   

Responsibilities


This function conducts the School Resource Program in the Campbell County Public Schools. 
 
School Resource Officer
The primary mission of the School Resource Officer is to create a partnership between the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and the Campbell County Public Schools. This program is intended to maintain a safe learning environment for our youth, to identify and prevent criminal activity through counseling and referral of delinquent behavior, and to promote positive relationships between students and law enforcement officers.

Lt. Lawhorn teaches a class on Virginia Law

School Resource Officer In Class
Crime Prevention/Community Relations
This function is also responsible for implementing and conducting crime prevention activities with the public. It administers the Neighborhood Watch Program. In addition, it conducts community relations functions to increase citizen awareness of the department’s operations.

Other Responsibilities


The Administrative Division is also responsible for the following functions:
  • Property/Evidence: Maintains physical custody and associated records of all evidence and found, recovered, or seized property. In addition, this function orders and issues equipment and supplies utilized within the agency.
  • Training: This function coordinates the training requirements of all personnel, maintains training records, and schedules attendance in various training classes for personnel.
  • Fleet Management: This function is responsible for the ordering of patrol vehicles and all associated equipment. Further, maintenance issues are monitored and scheduled for repair through this function as well as the required inspections of the fleet.
  • Grants: Procurement and monitoring of federal and state grants are accomplished within this Division.

Administrative Division Captain



Capt. Cindy Caldwell began her law enforcement career with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office in 1979. After leaving there, she worked five years with the Virginia Department of Corrections and then was hired by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in 1986.

Caldwell has worked her way through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office and is the first female captain in the history of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. 
caldwell
Caldwell is the Commander of the Administrative Services Division and as such has the following responsibilities under her command: courtroom/courthouse security, civil process, crime prevention, school resource officer program, DARE program, fleet management, training officer, property and evidence control, concealed weapon permits, grants, and state accreditation.

Caldwell is the lead Negotiator for the Sheriff’s Office. She is a certified law enforcement instructor through the Department of Criminal Justice Services and instructs at the local law enforcement academy.