Administrative Services Division
The Administrative Services Division was established January 2012, under the direction of Sheriff Roger Harris.
The Administrative Services Division is responsible for the following functions and responsibilities within the Sheriff’s Office: Emergency Communications Center; Criminal Warrants; Training; Crime Prevention; Evidence and Property; Recruitment and Hiring; Promotional Processes; Awards Ceremony; and Equipment and Uniform ordering, issuance, and inventory. Grants, Public Events, Vehicle Fleet, and Accreditation.
The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is a unit within the Administrative Services Division (ASD). The ECC is staffed twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year. The ECC is responsible to answer all 9-1-1 calls for the County, as well as some administrative numbers for the Sheriff’s Office. The ECC provides dispatch services for the Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services, as well as the Chancellor Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and the Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
The criminal warrants function operates twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year. This function is responsible to receive, enter, remove, and serve criminal warrants. They are responsible for updating the internal records management system as well as the Virginia Crime Information Network and National Crime Information Center as required by law. The enforcement side of criminal warrants locates and arrests wanted persons located in Spotsylvania County and works with other jurisdictions to bring fugitives to justice.
Training is an integral part of any effective law enforcement agency. The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office believes in providing its employees access to the highest caliber of training available. Well trained employees are able to offer the citizens of Spotsylvania County the high level of service they demand from their Sheriff’s Office. The Training Coordinator is responsible to ensure all employees maintain their state required in-service hours, retains a positive relationship with the regional training academy, and coordinates basic and advanced level instructors for law enforcement basic and in-service training.
The Recruitment and Hiring function is responsible to recruit, process, and forward recommendations of the best qualified persons to the Sheriff for his review and selection, for every position vacancy that occurs within the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office conducts a regimented, rigorous selection process which affords equal opportunity to every applicant, regardless of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, or age. All applicants are required to meet the established minimum qualifications at each stage of testing in order to move forward in the process.
The Crime Prevention function offers valuable programs, lectures, displays, seminars, crime prevention and safety tips to all citizens and community groups free of charge. Residents, community organizations, businesses, and other community stakeholders should avail themselves of these valuable programs. A significant component of the Sheriff's Office and its Community Policing strategy is crime prevention education. The Crime Prevention Unit also coordinates or participates in the following community programs: Crime Solvers, Crime Council, Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Special Olympics, and TRIAD.
The Evidence and Property function maintains a safe and efficient storage and retrieval system for evidence and other valuable items that become the custody of, or controlled by the Sheriff’s Office. The Evidence Custodian is responsible for the control of all items stored in the evidence and property rooms and storage areas, and ensures all stored evidence and property is properly documented, packaged correctly, and systematically stored so items may be retrieved in an efficient manner. The Evidence Custodian is responsible to assure the integrity of all evidence and property items from the time they are received until they are released or destroyed. The Evidence Custodian is responsible to ensure the proper chain of custody is accurately documented for evidence presentation and admittance in court.