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.
Reminder Applications for 2020 are due March 20th
Applications can be downloaded or picked-up at your child's school or the Warren County Sheriff's Office.
All applications must be returned to the Warren County Sheriff's Office no later than March 20th.
Each year 40 youth from 5th, 6th and 7th grades in Warren County are chosen to participate in camp.
There is NO CHARGE to the camper, the camp is fully operated by contributions. This Summer Camp will be held from July 12th - 16th, 2020,
more information on the Sheriff's Summer Camp or how you can contribute,
The Warren County Sheriff’s Summer Youth Camp started in 2004 as a promise made by Sheriff McEathron for the youth of Warren County. This camp is provided for children who live in Warren County/Front Royal. The camp is designed to build a more positive relationship between law enforcement officers and the youth within the community. With generous donations by local businesses and individuals, this camp is provided free of charge to the parents.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Camp runs for five consecutive days. Campers and counselors stay overnight on site at the 4-H Center located in Front Royal, VA. There is a wide variety of activities that campers and counselors participate in, including canoeing on the Shenandoah River, fishing at Isaak Walton, and a challenge course that builds confidence and teaches team work skills. The atmosphere is not only fun, it is also a learning experience for the campers as well as the counselors.
The selection process for the Sheriff’s Camp usually starts around January with applications being distributed to all of the Elementary Schools along with the Warren County Middle School. Area youth between the ages of 10 and 13 — or fifth to seventh grade — are invited to go through the application process in order to spend a week with deputies enjoying activities, games, and new friends.
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.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office involvement with the Front Royal/Warren Co. TRIAD Council began in 2001. Our Sheriff’s Office provides a deputy representative to attend monthly meetings and assist with fundraising and other program support.
The concept of TRIAD equates to the following three tiers or triangle of service to the senior citizen community:
- Senior Citizen involvement as active members of the council. Seniors are provided with the opportunity to directly participate in any or all of the meetings and all decision making processes.
- Law Enforcement involvement provides crime prevention education regarding awareness and prevention of scams, property crimes, fraud, community safety, and home security strategies.
- Support Agencies, Organizations, and Community Partners all function as a combined consultant base and or providers of senior support services within the North Western Virginia Area. Examples of these include Churches, Warren Co. Social Services, Warren Co. Senior Center, Home Instead, and Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging.
The continued success of the Front Royal/Warren County TRIAD/S.A.L.T. Council is directly related to the cooperative efforts of the three entities listed above.
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S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) remains a vital affiliate of the TRIAD concept “providing a safety net” for many of our most venerable senior citizens. The positive relationship that is fostered between senior citizens and law enforcement is invaluable.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office maintains involvement in TRIAD / S.A.L.T. by providing deputy support and assists by applying for grant funding for Project Life-Line and Auto-Dialer programs. Project Life-Line and the Auto-Dialer System provides essential services to those senior citizens who live alone and are susceptible to falls within or outside of their homes, or senior citizens having other special medical conditions that require special monitoring. Life-line and auto-dialer devices are electronic units worn by senior citizens that are easily accessed in an emergency.
Project Life-Line or Auto-Dialer applicant processing is accomplished at the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, at 207 Mosby Lane, Front Royal. Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging can be reached by email at Go to http://www.shenandoahaaa.com/ or by calling 1-540-635-7141.
When you or a loved one is home alone for long periods of time, one phone call can make all the difference.
Operation Telephone program is a FREE service to provide members of our community with peace of mind.
For over 30 years the Warren County Sheriff’s Office has provided a free program that provides daily contact to citizens that are elderly, have special needs or live alone.
If we don't hear from you, we will reach out to you and if needed, a deputy will come to your residence to check on you.
Operation Telephone Call participants are asked to call our office each day at 540 635-4128. If our office is not contacted by 3:00 p.m., we call the participant’s home. If we are unable to make contact by phone, one of our deputies goes to the residence to check on the individual.
The service can be suspended or discontinued at any time.
If you are planning to be away from home and cannot be reached, just let us know and we will suspend calls. There is no charge for this service! If you'd like to remove yourself from the program simply contact us.
Warren County Sheriff’s Office is happy to provide this program to the citizens of Front Royal/Warren County.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at (540) 635-4128 and we will be happy to assist you!
To sign-up, please download the form below and return it to the WCSO or complete an online registration.
A PROGRAM, NOT A PRODUCT
Project Lifesaver is more than wearable locating technology; it’s a program comprised of components specifically designed to protect “at risk” individuals such as Alzheimer's patients or children with down syndrome or autism who are prone to wandering.
Project Lifesaver relies on pulse-carrier wave radio-frequency technology, complimented by a search and rescue team that has received special training. People who use the services wear a personalized one-ounce wristband that emits a constant tracking signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver agency that the person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the wanderer's area and starts searching with the mobile locator tracking system. Search and rescue times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Since the program was introduced Project lifesaver has successfully rescued 2,500 individuals.
The Project Lifesaver fee is $25 per month for the receiver bracelet providing caregivers of our community with peace of mind knowing their loved ones are protected in the event of elopement.
Since 2006, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office been a member of the Project Lifesaver community to offer our residents the most widely used and proven most effective SAR program designed for “at risk” populations. Project Lifesaver bridges the gap between first responders and their communities. Relationships are formed, and trust is built. Project Lifesaver reduces the time, funds, and manpower needed for search and rescue missions involving a special needs individual.
The service can be suspended or discontinued at any time.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office will come to your home, provide the tracking bracelet and even change the batteries as needed. If you'd like to remove your loved one from the program simply contact us.
If you are a new parent, grandparent, or caregiver, and are seeking assistance with proper placement and installation of a child safety seat within your vehicle, the Warren Co. Sheriff's Office has deputies that have been trained and certified in the proper installation of child safety seats and would be glad to help. If you would like assistance in installing a child seat, or if you would like for one of our certified child safety seat technician deputies to inspect your child safety seat, please contact our office Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:00pm.
You can also visit SaferCar.gov or the NHTSA website for additional safety seat installation information. This site offers videos providing instruction for installing infant only rear-facing safety seats, convertible rear-facing seats, forward facing safety seats, and belt positioning booster seats.