Our Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is responsible for supporting law enforcement operations by managing the assignment and investigation of all major crimes that occur in the County of Warren. We investigate all types of crimes, including murder, robbery, rape, burglary, and grand larceny to name a few. Investigators are also responsible for processing crime scenes, collection of evidence, arrest of suspects, and presentation of cases to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for prosecution.
We currently have nine investigators assigned to the division. These investigators have an accumulative 125 years of experience in the law enforcement field. This brings a vast expanse of knowledge and experience to the table, adding such diversity, which is needed to investigate so many different types of crimes.
Traffic Enforcement within the Warren County Sheriff’s Office consists of controlling traffic movement, enforcement of traffic laws, reducing traffic collisions, and providing traffic safety information and recommendations. Warren County Sheriff’s Office takes a firm stance against drunk drivers and those who drive under the influence of drugs/narcotics, along with aggressive, and reckless driving.
The Sheriff’s Office continues to work with the other Law Enforcement agencies within our community to keep our roads safe and emphasize any improvements that may arise. The Sheriff’s Office performs traffic control for accident scenes, fire scenes, special events, adverse road and weather conditions, stranded/disabled motorists. Traffic control and direction may be performed by, but not limited to, the following:
- Speed Trailer
- Radar (moving & stationary)
- Emergency Lights (on cruiser)
- Uniform Deputy
- Reflective Vest
- Flashlight (with or without illuminated cone)
- VDOT (assistance with barricades, cones, signs)
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division has the primary law enforcement responsibilities of providing a wide range of services and to initiate a proactive approach when assisting the community.
The Patrol Division provides 24-hour coverage, seven days per week. The Patrol Division is divided into two shifts that work a four day on, four day off, eleven hour per day schedule. Patrol Deputies may work weekly rotating shifts with the majority on duty during the peak evening and night time hours. These shifts may vary due to Law Enforcement needs. A Patrol Deputy has a distinct part to play in the Law Enforcement Family as his duties may take him from one extreme to another. A Patrol Deputy’s duties include but are not limited to:
- Crime Prevention (meetings with businesses owners & Property Owners Associations)
- Response to requested services
- Investigation of crime, offenses, incidents, and conditions, including arresting offenders
- Traffic direction and control
- Regulation of certain businesses or activities as required by law
- Maintenance of public order
- Provisions of emergency services
- Development of relationships between citizens and the Sheriff’s Office in furtherance of community-oriented policing ideals
- Reporting of information to appropriate entities
- Residential & Business Property Checks
- Service of Felony & Misdemeanor Warrants
Requests for reports may be made in person, email, or by phone. Warren County Sheriff's Office FOIA Request Packet can be dowloaded and returned to the Warren County Sheriff's Office. All requests for records are answered within 5 business days of receipt by the records clerk. Fees for requested reports vary and are based on the type of report requested, and the amount of time required to research and prepare the report.
For more information please download the Virginia Freedom of Information Act Rights and Responsibities or contact our FOIA Officer, at 540-635-7243.
The Northwest VA Regional Drug Task Force is committed to the suppression of illegal narcotics. Through the combined efforts of local, state, and federal agencies, the Drug Task Force will actively pursue those groups or individuals who manufacture, distribute, or sell illegal narcotics within the Task Force region.
Our mission is to protect the safety, dignity, and property of our citizens. We will maintain public trust and put personal interest aside for the betterment of the community.
- The Northwest VA Regional Drug Task Force was organized in 1986 with eight investigators. Currently the Drug and Gang Task Forces have 20 drug investigators and 9 gang investigators.
- The Drug and Gang Task Forces are managed by a Command Board consisting of nine law enforcement agencies:
Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren County Sheriff Offices.
Front Royal, Strasburg, Winchester, and Virginia State Police Departments .
To view our Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force Command Board click here.