Administrative Services Division
Courtroom Security / Courthouse Security / Prisoner Transportation / Concealed Weapon Permits / Project Lifesaver
Led by Lt. Tom Fairchild
This function is responsible for:
- 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
This function is responsible for:
- processing and serving all legal papers issued by courts and attorneys to citizens of Campbell County. As many of these processes 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, they are quite time-consuming. 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.
- assisting with the accreditation efforts of the department. 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, and has passed successfully thereafter.
- performing and completing background investigations and testing processes for all applicants for employment with the Sheriff’s Office.
School Resource Officer Program/Crime Prevention/Community Relations
Led by Lt. Russ Glass
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.
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.
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 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.