Sheriff's Office

 The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is a full-service Law Enforcement Agency. The Sheriff's Office provides First Responders to all calls for service related to law enforcement and public safety. The agency is separated into three divisions; Field Operations, Investigations, and Administration. These Divisions have several sub-components; Special Response Team, Court Security, Crime Prevention, Animal Control, Animal Shelter, and School Resource Officer program. Our team of approximately 61 employees, is dedicated to providing the best law enforcement possible for the citizens and visitors of Amherst County.

Our Mission:  "As an integral part of this community, the Amherst County Sheriff's Office will strive to provide the citizens of Amherst County with competent, unparalleled, and innovative services. Protecting and providing services to each citizen without regard to Race, Gender, Orientation, or Beliefs. Every member of this office will work in concert to this end, in a professional, compassionate, and unbiased manner."

  • We will treat every citizen with respect, equity, and compassion;
  • We will value each member and citizen's contributions to the Sheriff's Office and the community regardless of their position, assignment, or role;
  • We will create a work environment that values each member's diversity by encouraging innovation and participation; and
  • We will work in partnership with each other and the community to create an environment where we are all accountable and responsible for one another.

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Sheriff's Office
115 Taylor St
P.O. Box 410, Amherst, VA 24521
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