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


Sgt. J.J. Forman

Homeland Security & Emergency Management Coordinator


Sgt J.J. Forman is the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Coordinator.  He is a Certified Homeland Protection Specialist, Fusion Liaison Officer and is assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force.  Sgt Forman is certified through the State and Federal government in a wide variety of emergency management and homeland security training and education.

It is the mission of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Unit to provide protection to all residents and guests of the County of Stafford from all forms of terrorism, critical incidents and disasters. Members of the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office will respond to these incidents in a professional manner with integrity, compassion and fairness in safeguarding the community.

The Sheriff’s Office coordinates and collaborates with Federal, State and Local agencies such as the Stafford County Office of Emergency Management, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the FBI-Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to adequately protect residents and guests of the County of Stafford from acts of terrorism, natural disasters, critical incidents and threats to critical infrastructure.

The following responsibilities reside within the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Unit:

  • Prevention, preparedness, protection, mitigation, response and recovery from all hazards including terrorism
  • Special Event Planning and Coordination
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Traffic Incident Management
  • Threat, Risk and Vulnerability Assessments
  • Daily security activities along rail and waterways
  • Continuity of Operations Plan
  • Training and exercise

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Unit has Fusion Liaison Officers (FLO) that work with Federal, State and Local intelligence agencies as well as regional and state fusion centers to exchange information back and forth turning credible information gathered in the community into intelligence to protect the citizens within Stafford County. 

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Unit promotes and participates in community programs such as:

  • The "If You See Something, Say Something™" national campaign.  This raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.  The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is an official partner with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • Business, Faith Based Organizations, and Family Preparedness: This program offers members of the community at any level free Security Assessments of their place of business/employment, house of worship, and residents as well as assistance in preparing emergency response plans for all-hazard situations.

In the event of an incident or disaster, members of the Sheriff's Office will join other county agencies as first responders during the initial response. The Sheriff's Office recognizes that our personnel need to be trained and ready to respond to these unique situations in order to address whatever hazard or threat that faces our community. The Homeland Security & Emergency Management Unit is committed to a coordinated strategy of preparedness to ensure readiness of our personnel for these types of situations in order to provide the highest level of service during these situations our residents and guests expect.


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Phone: (540) 658-4934

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