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



     Our community is a proudly diverse one, made up of many people and many faiths. The true strength in this is how our differences have made us a stronger community as we come together to support one another. The SCSO Shield program is the platform we use to connect our many equally diverse Watch programs. Within these is the Worship Watch program that focuses on being a focal point for all worship organizations in the Stafford County community. It is a faith-based partnership, working hand in hand together to support, encourage, and look out for one another within the SCSO Shield program. As many are aware, crimes targeting places of worship such as vandalisms and larcenies are a prevalent problem. The goal of Worship Watch is to come together to deter these crimes through observation, communication and reporting any and all suspicious activity to the Sheriff's Office.


     When joining Worship Watch, you become a partner in the SCSO Shield program. This means you will be notified, as you see fit, for any and all information and alerts that come from the Sheriff's Office, focusing on our faith-based community. In addition, there are several security-oriented opportunities offered to our worship community.  These include but are not limited to:

  • Crime trends at or around our worship groups
  • Scam notifications based on our area, especially targeting our worship groups
  • Upcoming events in the worship community
  • Volunteer opportunities in the community
  • Security assessments upon request
  • Active Shooter/Critical Incident/Staff Security training upon request
  • Monthly bulletins focused on our worship groups


     Designed as a partnership, the relationship between the SCSO Shield program and Worship Watch members is a mutual exchange of communication and trust. Your participation is vital to make this an effective and efficient resource. As a partner, here are some things you can do to help accomplish this goal:

  • Report any and all suspicious activity, individuals, or vehicles
  • Check your worship center to ensure it is as secure and safe as possible, with a focus on vandalism deterrence
  • Explain to staff and members how the program works and encourage the same reporting and vigilance of suspicious activity
  • Communicate with the Worship Watch Liaison to set up security assessments and up to date training
  • Keep one another and our community safe


To become a partner with Worship Watch, follow the steps below to sign up for SCSO Shield program:

     1. Click to become a partner
     2. Select Worship Watch as one of your programs.
     3. Feel free to reach out to Deputy Curtis for any assistance or support.


Deputy Steven Curtis
Crime Prevention Unit

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