The Administration Division oversees the day to day administrative tasks of the Sheriff's Office. Some of these tasks include financial management, Incident Based Reporting (IBR) submission, departmental correspondences and training. In addition this Division is responsible for all evidence and found property management, animal control, animal shelter, code enforcement, court security, and inmate workforce. 
This Division also manages our departmental policies, and is currently working to get the Sheriff's Office to a VLEPSC accredited status.

The Court Services Unit is responsible for the security of Amherst County Courthouse.  The deputies within the Court Services Unit serve as bailiffs for the courts and assist in serving the paperwork issued by the Judges or Court Clerks.  The unit is responsible for bringing incarcerated persons before the court on arraignments and bond hearings.  They separate witnesses as directed by the Judge in many cases.  The deputies in the unit assure that the courts remain a quiet, civil and respectful environment for all persons.  They ensure that the entrances and exits to the Courthouse are secure and that the points of entry are monitored for weapons or other potential hazards.  In addition to the security duties the Court Services Unit also transports prisoners from outside the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority System to and from court in Amherst. They also handle transportation for Temporary Detention Orders issued for residents of Amherst County.

Also in this Division is our Civil Process Servers, who serve and execute civil papers such as witness subpoenas, eviction notices, and levies.

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115 Taylor St
P.O. Box 410, Amherst, VA 24521
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