A Message From Sheriff Hines
Welcome to the Hanover County web site for the Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to share our department with you and to give you an overview of our law enforcement agency. We hope that you find the information informative and interesting.
We are a progressive agency and all members of the Hanover County Sheriff's Office strive to provide the best law enforcement services to the citizens of Hanover County. The Hanover County Sheriff's Office practices the philosophy of community oriented and problem solving policing. Our motto - "Continuing to be a part of, not apart from, the community" - is vital to the valuable relationship we are fortunate to enjoy with our citizens. Through planning, both operationally and administratively, frugal budget practices, and expert training, this department is rated as one of the highest law enforcement agencies in the State. We are proud of this achievement and it is through teamwork among our staff and support from our county that we are able to achieve this outstanding reputation.
I am equally pleased to inform you that we are a dually accredited agency. In November, 2012, the Sheriff's Office achieved international reaccreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Through our efforts, we successfully completed a “Gold Standard” assessment and received the “Accreditation with Excellence Award,” which is the highest form of recognition that can be achieved. In addition, we achieved State accreditation in 1999 through Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC), and received our 2nd reaccreditation in 2010.
Please enjoy reading about all facets of the Hanover County Sheriff's Office. If after reading our web site, you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (804) 365-6110. We will be more than happy to talk with you.
Colonel David R. Hines, Sheriff