2009 Patrol Report
Last Updated (Tuesday, 27 April 2010 10:51)
How do I obtain a concealed handgun permit?
PROCESS FOR OBTAINING A CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT
The applicant must obtain and complete an Application for Concealed Handgun Permit. Applications are located at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and at the Warren County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
The applicant must be at least 21 years of age and provide documentation that he/she has demonstrated competence with a handgun.
Once the application has been completed, the application along with payment to the Circuit Court may be submitted by mail or in person to the Warren County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
A background check will then be performed by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and information obtained from the background check is forwarded to the Warren County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
The application will then be reviewed by the Circuit Court Judge. The Judge will make a decision to approve or deny the permit.
Once the process has been completed, the applicant will be contacted by the Warren County Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
Last Updated (Friday, 28 March 2014 14:34)
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.
Warren County was of strategic importance during the Civil War because of its agricultural productivity, its 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.
Warren County is approximately 216 square miles and has a population of around 37,575. Our deputies are responsible for public safety services and patrol of over 284 subdivisions and about 200 miles of state maintained roadways. Our office is tasked with the protection of thousands of tourists and residents alike. We currently have a staff of 112 employees, with 92 being sworn deputies. We are a full service office providing Law Enforcement, Investigations, Corrections, Court Security, Civil Process, and Animal Control. We also provide educational programs such as our DARE and Class Action presentations to our schools. We have highly trained and dedicated E911/Communications personnel answering both emergency and non-emergency calls.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office is located at the Warren County Public Safety Building at 200 Skyline Vista Drive in Front Royal, Virginia.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:38)
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Last Updated (Friday, 03 August 2012 07:53)
Employer Required Fingerprinting
My employer informed me that I need to have my fingerprints taken for my new job. Can you assist me with that?
Answer: Applicant fingerprints are taken at the Warren County Jail located at 8 E. Jackson St., Front Royal, VA. 22630. There is a $5.00 fee per person payable at the time of service. The scheduled days for prints are:
Last Updated (Friday, 01 November 2013 08:02)
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Virginia Rules education program helps educate our county's youth on the laws of the Commonwealth. Deputies conduct classes at a 6th through 12th grade level and explain the laws of the state and penalties that our youth may face if they commit certain crimes. It is the hope of the Office of the Attorney General and The Warren County Sheriff’s Office that this program reaches each child before something negative occurs. A partial list of topics provided include, but are not limited to, the following:
Brochures and more information may be obtained at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. For additional information about our Virginia Rules education program please contact Deputy Larry M. Funk or Sgt. Sam Carr at (540) 635-4128 or (540) 635-0399.
Last Updated (Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:57)
Child Identification Program
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Child Identification Program provides parents/guardians with personal fingerprint identification cards for children ages four and up. Parents of toddler- age children are provided with a special identification packet designed for parental utilization with their child at home.
Child fingerprinting is usually done by our D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness Resistance Education) Officers during annual community events. Completed child fingerprint cards are given to the parent/guardian of the child and should be kept with the child’s personal records. Dates and times of community child identification events are advertised via local media services. This service is provided to the public free of charge.
For more information regarding our Child Identification Program contact Deputy Larry M. Funk at 1-540-635-0399 or via e-mail email@example.com.
Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. Clients that are enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver agency that a client is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the area in which the client was last seen and begins searching with a mobile locator tracking system. Search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. There have been 1,665 national searches to date with a 100% recovery rate and zero fatalities. Recovery times average less than 30 minutes.
By forming partnerships with local law enforcement and public safety organizations, Project Lifesaver deploys specially trained teams with the most reliable technology available to quickly locate and return wandering adults and children to their families and caregivers.
Last Updated (Monday, 28 September 2009 11:18)
Help Eliminate Auto Theft
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office implemented H.E.A.T. as part of its crime prevention program in 1988. H.E.A.T. is provided through the Virginia Department of State Police and awards up to a $25,000 reward for auto theft tips. The tip hotline phone number is 1-800-947-HEAT. H.E.A.T. supports auto and motorcycle theft awareness and prevention by providing information and conducting vehicle identification numbers etching programs for vehicles. Statewide statistics regarding auto theft trends are compiled and provided to law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has achieved numerous first and second place H.E.A.T. awards over the years for participation in the program. One of the many prevention themes of the H.E.A.T. program is to impress upon Virginia drivers the importance of “not leaving the ignition keys in an unattended vehicle”. National statistics denote a staggering 20% of all stolen vehicles had keys left in the ignition, doors unsecured, and/or the engines left running. Also, the majority of these thefts occurred at convenience stores, shopping centers, and service stations. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has proactively addresses this situation by placing H.E.A.T. reminder posters titled Take Your Keys or Take Your Chances on front doors and windows of various local business establishments.
Last Updated (Monday, 21 September 2009 11:56)
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