The Warren County Sheriff’s Office embraces a strong community policing philosophy. This philosophy emphasizes efforts that support fair and impartial law enforcement practices, transparency in service delivery, and participation in neighborhood activities that strengthen the relationships between our office and the citizens we serve.
As part of our efforts to build strong, positive community relationships, the Sheriff’s Office calls upon community members to act as an advisory council regarding organizational policies, practices and programs. The Community Advisory Council (CAC) was initiated in July 2020 by Sheriff Mark Butler.
The primary purpose of the council is to provide the Sheriff with a diverse “community” perspective regarding crime, community safety, neighborhood issues, current/future technologies and how the Sheriff’s Office can improve core service delivery. Similarly, each member acts as a liaison between their community/profession and the Sheriff’s Office.
The CAC is comprised of ten (10) community members, who meet on a bi-monthly basis. Although the CAC does not formally review critical incidents involving Sheriff’s Office, the members are briefed on such incidents as well as evolving crime trends within the county. More importantly, council members are encouraged to discuss issues of interest or concern from specific community interest groups with the Sheriff and his Command Staff.
The CAC will be used as a sounding board in development of the office’s update to their policies, procedures, and VLEPSC accreditation efforts.
- WCSO Community Advisory Council Charter
- Community Advisory Council — FAQs
- Community Advisory Council — Application