The Warren County Sheriff's Office is comprised of a professional group of men and women who have dedicated their lives to Law Enforcement and the protection of life, property, and the preservation of peace for the citizens of Warren County, Virginia.
We will partner with the community striving to maintain the quality of life all of our citizens deserve; ensuring the Constitution of the United States and the Laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia are upheld without prejudice or favoritism.
We will earn the trust of our citizens by personally and professionally being accountable to the highest ethical and moral standards.
We will provide quality service through motivated, dedicated and well-trained personnel. Our actions, attitudes, and appearance will demonstrate self-discipline, attention to duty, and service to our community.
We will treat everyone with dignity, respect, and understanding. We will be responsive to the community and each other by being caring, sensitive, and conscientious.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office became state accredited on July 19, 2007. Accredited law enforcement agencies must meet or exceed a rigorous set of standards set forth by the Commonwealth of Virginia and earn accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, or VLEPSC.
This accreditation confirms that the law-abiding citizens of and visitors to the County may have confidence that their law enforcement agency is among the finest in America.
The Virginia Sheriff's Association and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police make up the VLEPSC Executive board, members consisting of active Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police established 187 professional standards and administer the accreditation process by which Virginia agencies can be systematically measured, evaluated, and updated. The program is independent of state government, however, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services manages day-to-day operations for the Commission.
Thanks and congratulations are in order to every deputy, staff member, and volunteer who helps to make the Warren County Sheriff's Office one of the finest law enforcement agencies in America.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office was unanimously chosen to receive their first re-accreditation award from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission at its quarterly meeting on September 8, 2011. The office achieved accreditation in July 2007. Members of the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission include active Chiefs and Sheriffs appointed by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police and Virginia Sheriff’s Association, with support services provided by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
The accreditation team consisted of Lead Assessor Lieutenant Derrick Mays, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Major Donald Bewkes Jr., Goochland County Sheriff’s Office, and Captain Timothy O’Leary, Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.
The assessment team evaluated the Warren County Sheriff’s Office in four categories; administration, operations, personnel, and training. In the final report submitted to the Virginia Law Enforcement Standards Commission, the team was clearly impressed by “the embodiment of integrity and commitment to professionalism and their dedication to duty and caring for the community.” The report also stated, “The Warren County Sheriff’s Office personnel are some of the most professional in Virginia Law Enforcement and this is the type of agency anyone in law enforcement would strive to be a part of.”
The Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission commended Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron for his commitment to the community and citizens of Warren County, stating that this assessment is 100% compliant with all standards as set forth by the commission.
Sheriff McEathron was recognized and presented with his Re-Accreditation Certificate at the Warren County Board of Supervisor’s meeting held on October 4, 2011. The award was presented by Gary Dillon who is with the Department of Criminal Justice Services and is a member of the accreditation support staff.
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October 6, 2011
Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron
The Warren County Sheriff's Office is located at the Warren County Public Safety Building at 200 Skyline Vista Drive in Front Royal, Virginia.
Warren County was officially founded in 1836. It was formed from parts of Frederick and Shenandoah Counties. The Town of Front Royal has been the county seat from the beginning. In 1840, Warren County had a population of 5,627. Now, Warren County is approximately 216 square miles and has a population of around 37,575.
Warren County was of strategic importance during the Civil War because of its agricultural productivity, transportation links with Winchester to the north, and its links with eastern Virginia by way of the roads through Chester and Manassas Gaps and the vital Manassas Gap Railroad.
The Battle of Front Royal, on May 23, 1862, was one of the Battles in General Stonewall Jackson's famous Valley Campaign. In that battle, Confederate forces defeated 1,000 Union soldiers to capture a military supply depot, the Manassas Gap Railroad, and the strategic bridges over the two forks of the Shenandoah River at Riverton.
Warren County has long attracted tourists and residents that come to the area because of its climate, accessibility to major cities, and scenic beauty. Major tourist attractions include the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park, Shenandoah River/Raymond R. Andy Guest, Jr. State Park, and Skyline Caverns.