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


Captain David M. Stout, Jr.
Division of Field Operations


 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.

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 continues to serve on the SWAT team as the Commander. He has attended several leadership schools to include FBI LEEDA, FBINNA, and Academy Leadership Associates. He has attended SWAT leadership courses taught by NTOA.

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



The Field Operations Division has the primary mission to deliver service to the citizens of Stafford County through response to calls for service and proactive initiatives.  Beyond the traditional mission post 911 has brought more responsibility to local law enforcement, the Field Operations Division is charged with the first responder task in any attack that might take place within the County and to assist other law enforcement agencies as the need arises. 

 To accomplish the mission of the Sheriff’s Office the Division is organized into two primary units: Patrol and Special Services.  Each of these units has a distinct role to play in the overall operation of the Sheriff’s Office.  The patrol function provides a dual function of reaction to events and prevention of events.  Members of the patrol division respond to calls for service from citizens and provide preventive patrol through their presence in an area.


The Patrol Section has the primary mission to deliver service to the citizens of Stafford County through response to calls for service, proactive initiatives and crime preventive patrol through their presence in an area. Deputies in the patrol section perform a myriad of activities, including responding to alarms, writing incident reports, answering 911 calls, serving arrest warrants, investigating criminal offenses, issuing traffic citations and investigating auto accidents.   



Phone: (540) 658-4969
FAX: (540) 658-8570








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