Committed to Excellence
Stafford County Sheriff's Office

Public Safety Center
Ford T. Humphrey Building

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 189
Stafford, VA 22555

Physical Address:
1225 Courthouse Rd.
Stafford, VA 22554


Stafford Alert

Special Event Informational Package & Application


Captain David M. Stout, Jr.
Division of Administrative Services



Captain David M. Stout, Jr. joined the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office as a Cadet in 1994. He was hired as a full-time Deputy in Field Operations in 1999 and served as a Field Training Officer during that time.

In 2005 Captain Stout was promoted to Sergeant before being promoted to First Sergeant in 2010 within the Field Operations Division of the Sheriff’s Office.

Early in 2011, Captain Stout moved to the Professional Standards Division as the First Sergeant of Training. While in PSD, he was responsible for deputies attending the academy in addition to overseeing in-service training for all sworn personnel within the agency. He is certified as a general instructor, speed measurement instructor, firearms instructor, and defensive tactics instructor. Many citizens in the county and surrounding area may recognize him from his teaching and presentations of active shooter tactics for the agency and several businesses around the community.

Captain Stout was promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant in 2016 and transferred to Field Operations as a Watch Commander. In 2017, he was promoted to First Lieutenant and then to Captain in the winter of 2018. In 2021, Captain Stout transferred to the Administrative Services Division as the Division Commander.

Captain Stout has been actively involved in several specialty teams during his time with the agency to include bike patrol, marine patrol, honor guard, and SWAT. He also served as the SWAT Commander. He has attended several leadership schools to include FBI LEEDA, FBINA First Line Supervisor, Academy Leadership Associates and Leading, Educating and Developing at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. He has attended SWAT leadership courses taught by NTOA.

Captain Stout moved to Stafford at a young age where he still resides today. 



The Administrative Services Division provides support for all Sheriff’s Office operations including Records Management, Evidence Processing, Departmental Property, Data Entry, Accounting Review, Computer Hardware and Software, Fleet Management, Accreditation Management and Technological Research. The Administrative Services Division provides the support from behind the scenes, with the ultimate responsibility of ensuring that all Divisions can perform their responsibilities without interruptions and obtain the required performance levels for the citizens of Stafford County Sheriff's Office and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Administrative Services Division is currently staffed with nine full-time and two part-time civilian employees, one Lieutenant and a Captain that commands the division. Seven of the employees are responsible for the entry of the documents requiring input, and provide staffing of the receptionist desk. Two of the civilian employees are responsible for the maintaining, accountability and destruction of all items of evidence and property. One civilian employee maintains all reports and related records required by law and FOIA request. One civilian employee maintains all computer-related equipment and issues that arise on a daily basis, to include new initiatives.


Phone: (540) 658-4969

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