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

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.  Russ Glass   

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. Russ Glass oversees the School Resource Officer program.

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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



Captain Mike Lawhorn was hired in March of 1998 as a Deputy Sheriff with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

In August of 1998, Mike became one of the first two School Resource Officers in Campbell County. Since then, he has served in the role of School Resource Officer for the past 19 years.

In 1999, Mike became a member of the Sheriff’s Offices Special Response Team (SRT). He has served as an Entry Team member and is currently the Assistant Team Leader.
Captain Michael Lawhorn 2018
Mike was promoted to Sergeant in 2004. In January of 2008, he was again promoted to Lieutenant, and served as the School Resource Officer supervisor until his most recent appointment to Captain of the Administrative Services Division on January 1, 2018. 
 
Captain Lawhorn graduated from Rustburg High School and has lived in Campbell County his entire life except for the 4 years he served in the United States Air Force.