The Sheriff, who in King William is the primary law enforcement official in the County, is elected to a four year term.
Under the direction of Sheriff J.S. “Jeff” Walton, the King William County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for all law enforcement efforts in the County and handles dispatching services for the Fire and Rescue Squads and the Department of Animal Control.
The responsibilities of the Office also include security when court is in session, civil process, criminal investigation, traffic control for school buses leaving the King William County schools, and traffic enforcement to help keep the roads safe.
The Sheriff’s Office has twenty law enforcement deputies, one full-time and one part-time civil process server, ten dispatchers, one records manager and one administrative assistant. The office has three deputies who handle investigations and narcotics enforcement.
King William Sheriff’s Office is a progressive agency, which is committed to providing the highest level of public safety and protection to all county residents and guests. This will be accomplished by being proactive in crime prevention; to fairly and impartially enforce local, state and federal laws; to be continually interactive with all aspects of our community; and to maintain irreproachable professionalism, respect, fairness and integrity by all personnel.
King William and West Point Crime Solvers, Inc. Officially began operation in 1996. In 2003, King & Queen County joined the organization and the name was changed to Mattaponi Crime Solvers. Its mission is to assist local law enforcement with solving crimes in King William, King & Queen and West Point. Crime Solvers works in cooperation with law enforcement, the media, and citizens to provide information about crimes.
If you witness or know about a crime, simply call Crime Solvers at 769-3000. You never have to give your name. In fact, you are only referred to by a caller identification number. The Crime Solvers phone line is not hooked up to any tracing system. All callers remain anonymous and you never have to appear in court. If your information leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000. Crime Solvers is a safe, effective way for citizens to fight crime. Your call is anonymous and non-recorded.
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program has been in King William County Schools since 1986. The King William County Sheriff’s Office has one certified D.A.R.E. Officer: Deputy Keith Wright. Deputy Wright is teaching the D.A.R.E. Program during the current school year.
During the fall semester, students in the 5th grade participated in the 10-week program. During the spring semester, Kindergartners will participate in the D.A.R.E. Safety Training, which is a 6-week program.
D.A.R.E. was originally developed by the Los Angeles Police Department in cooperation with the Unified School District in 1983. Conceived on the premise that prevention is the only long-term answer to drug problems, this innovative program is proving to be effective and is now taught in schools in all 50 states and several foreign countries.
The D.A.R.E. program is positive and substantive. It avoids scare tactics and relies on accurate information and a straight-forward approach.
For more information about the D.A.R.E. Program, visit the official D.A.R.E. website.
School Resource Officers
One deputy is assigned as the School Resource Officer (SRO). The duties include acting as a liaison between the school and the Sheriff’s Office and to provide a safe environment for our children to learn in. This deputy teaches programs such as Class Action and D.A.R.E.
King William Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 98
King William, VA 23086
Non-emergency: (804) 769-0999
The Sheriff’s Office is located in the new Courts & Public Safety Building at 351 Courthouse Lane.
J. S. “Jeff” Walton, Sheriff
Maureen H. Wilson, Administrative Assistant