Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

During the 2017 calendar year, in addition to our normal duties and responsibilities, King George Sheriff’s Office was fortunate enough to participate in a number of worthwhile events, which includes the Special Olympics Torch Run, Meet in the Middle, Fall Festival, National Night Out, Bright Beginnings, Bridge the Gap Summer Program and Shop with a Sheriff.  Sheriff Dempsey is currently serving as First Vice President of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association.  Sheriff Dempsey is currently serving as state Chair for Special Olympics of Virginia.  

King George Animal Control continues to host a Spring and a Fall Rabies Clinic in addition to sponsoring the Co-op Program through King George High School.  The Sheriff’s Office also hosted a Summer intern, Ashley Cooper of Longwood University who successfully completed 120 hours of internship.   Deputies Alison Nowacki and Wayland Carter IV received the MADD award for their record number of DUI arrests and recognition by the Rappahannock Area Alcohol Safety Program for keeping drunk drivers off the roads.

The empowerHOUSE organization that supports survivors of Domestic Violence added a full time Domestic Violence Advocate inside the Sheriffs’ Office as an additional resource to the citizens of King George.  

The communications 9-1-1 center had new hires of Brandon Murray and Heather Bennett.  Communications Officers Kelly Simpson, Melissa Wheeler, Breanna Lewis, Madison Smith, Courtney McCosley and Kathryn Lenox successfully completed Communications Basic School at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy.  Shannon Williamson was hired part-time as Deputy Sheriff.  She is a 27 year veteran and a Master Assessor for the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.  With this law enforcement background and experience she will be a great asset to our office.  

Deputy Anthony “Tony” Mims graduated from the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy Law Enforcement Basic Session #142 and received the top academic achievement award. Deputy Brittany Clift graduated from the Polygraph Program at the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center in Pennsylvania. Deputy Clift excelled throughout this intensive 11 week program which provides a training foundation for law enforcement officers to become certified polygraph examiners.

There have also been some personnel changes during this past year. Cpl. Govan was promoted as Sergeant of the Courts Division.  Detective Michael Thompson transferred to the King George High School as the School Resource Officer.  Deputy Alison Nowacki was promoted to Sergeant in the Patrol Division.  

The Sheriff’s Office designated three parking spaces as a “Safe Exchange Zone” monitored by 24 hour camera surveillance for citizens to use. 

Total calls for service 46604
Total arrests
520
Total summonses 4031
Criminal cases investigated 1844
Total DUI arrests 101
Total drug arrests 274
Traffic stops 7129
Civil papers served 6983
Prisoner transports in VA 412 adults, 28 juveniles
Extraditions-out of state 11