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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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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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Weekend Arrest Solves Multiple Cases

Public Information Officer M.C. MORRIS MONCURE, October 18

On October 15, 2016 at approximately 10:20 a.m. the Stafford Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a larceny from a vehicle at the Washington Square Plaza Walmart. The caller stated a subject had stolen her purse from her vehicle while she was returning her shopping cart and left the scene in a red four-door Dodge Dart. A tag number was also given.

When Deputy M.L. Jacobeen arrived he spoke with the victim who advised she had finished her shopping and had put groceries into her vehicle. ... (Full Story & Photos)

High School Student Found with Handgun

Public Information Officer M.C. MORRIS MONCURE, October 14

Suspicious activities surrounding a juvenile caused a 17-year-old Colonial Forge High School student to be searched today. The search revealed a .40 caliber handgun which was concealed in the student’s backpack. The juvenile was charged with Possession of a Concealed Weapon and Possession of a Firearm on School Property. The investigation as to how the student came to possess the firearm is ongoing.

The juvenile is currently being held at the Rappahannock Juvenile Center.
... (Full Story)


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