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Sussex County Jail

Deputy Sheriffs assigned to the Sussex County Jail are supervised by one Lieutenant and three shift supervisors.

Lt. Vincent B. Givens

Jail Operations
Sgt. Dwight L. Gay

Shift Supervisor
Cpl. Melvin R. Saunders

Shift Supervisor
Shift Supervisor


Responsibilities of these Deputy Sheriffs include direct supervision of all male inmates within Sussex County Jail; supervision of kitchen staff in the preparation and serving of meals; transportation of inmates for court appearances and medical appointments; courthouse security and security of the jail; assisting Communications Deputies with supervision of female inmates; and upkeep of the physical plant.  Off-duty Jail Deputies supervise inmate community service work details as well as working with the Virginia Department of Transportation's two local offices in Sussex County.