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Welcome to the Sussex County Sheriff's Office website.   We have designed this site with you the citizen in mind.  We trust you will find useful information about your Sheriff's Office.

The Commonwealth of Virginia's government structure is unique in relation to the law enforcement community.  Each city and county is served by a Sheriff who is elected locally and is the chief law enforcement official of the area he or she represents.  

A sheriff serves a term of four years.  Sheriffs are charged with the responsibilities of civil process, court and jail security, law enforcement and crime prevention.  Explore our site and learn more about the people who serve you.


     Sussex County Sheriff's Office Uniform Patch depicting the Historic Courthouse.


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