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Dispose of documents safely and securely on Saturday, October 29 from 8 am-12 pm at the Public Safety Center.  CLICK HERE for the event flyer.

Adjusted Fee for Concealed Weapon Permit

Effective Thursday, October 6, 2016, the total application fee charged by the Stafford County Sheriff's Office to apply for a Concealed Weapon Permit has been reduced by $7.  The fee is now $28 from $35, in addition to $10 charged by the Circuit Court and $5 charged by the Virginia State Police.  With the $7 fee reduction, the cost will go from $50 to $43.

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Parents Arrested for Child Neglect at Hotel

Public Information Officer M.C. MORRIS MONCURE, October 25

On October 21, 2016 at approximately 2:50 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous call requesting a welfare check on subjects who were staying at the Days Inn on Simpson Road. The caller stated that adults and children were residing there and feared the adult female may be having a mental breakdown. Two patrol units and the Virginia State Police responded to the hotel room. Deputy D.G. French and Sgt. C.M. Neuhard knocked loudly on the hotel door announcing their presence and commanding ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Phone Scammers are Fraudulently Soliciting Dominion Power Payments

Public Information Officer M.C. MORRIS MONCURE, October 25

The Sheriff’s Office has been alerted by citizens who have recently received calls from individuals demanding fraudulent payment for an overdue power bill. Visit for more tips to protect against becoming a victim.

Dominion Power provided these tips in a media release:

• Dominion Virginia Power will never require payment over the phone or require payment on a pre-paid debit card.

• Dominion does not direct customers to make payment at any of their offices; designated payment centers ... (Full Story & Photos)

Couple Charged with Heroin Distribution after Weeks of Investigation

Public Information Officer M.C. MORRIS MONCURE, October 21

On October 19, 2016 the Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at an Elkton Drive apartment after an extensive investigation into suspected drug activity.

The investigation, led by Detective N.J. Chiappini, had been ongoing for several weeks. Search warrants for the apartment and vehicles, as well as an arrest warrant for Darrell John Edwards, had been obtained. When Edwards returned to his apartment in the late afternoon of October 19, he was arrested by detectives of the Special Investigations ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Missouri Man Faces Child Pornography Charges Due to Local Investigation

Public Information Officer M.C. MORRIS MONCURE, October 21

Stafford County Sheriff’s Detective C. Darryl Wells routinely conducts covert investigations on Internet sites that are known to be involved in the trading of child pornographic pictures and videos.

During one such investigation, he discovered an individual posting pictures of pre-pubescent females and males involved in sexual acts with adults. Some of the children looked as young as five or six years old. Identifying information related to the subject posting the pictures was obtained. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Deputy One of the Elite Fifteen

Public Information Officer MARGARET MORRIS MONCURE, October 20

Senior Deputy Jason Forman was awarded his Homeland Protection Professional Certification from the National Sheriffs' Association, Institute for Homeland Security on October 4, 2016. This program certifies that recipients are highly prepared to assist their agencies to prevent, to protect against, and prepare for, all hazards relative to homeland security. To date, only 15 local law enforcement professionals in Virginia have earned this certification.

The rigorous qualifications standards to ... (Full Story & Photos)

Senior Deputy Jason Forman (r) and Virgil Gray, Division Chief-Emergency Management Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department.
Senior Deputy Jason Forman (r) and Virgil Gray, Division Chief-Emergency Management Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department.


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