The Halifax County Sheriff's Office preserves public peace and order: protects life and property; enforces the laws of the United States, Commonwealth of Virginia, and Halifax County; provides security for courts; transports prisoners; rehabilitates inmates; promotes partnerships with its citizens. Employees are those with values that assure integrity, public service, and quality of life for all residents and visitors to Halifax County.
Dispatchers are available 24/7. For emergencies, dial 911.
Crime Prevention Programs
Community Engagement & Community Watch
The Community Engagement and Community Watch program provides a bridge between the community and the Sheriff's office to increase safety for the public. Citizens watch and report all suspicious activities. Community involvement is one of the best ways to deter crime in a community. The Sheriff's Department goes out routinely providing functions throughout the County. Subjects for discussion and education include crimes against the elderly, scams, identity theft, and homeland security. These programs are free of charge.
Child ID Program
The Child ID program gives law enforcement an excellent way to meet children and their parents. It creates the connection for information which can be crucial in an emergency.
The Sheriff's Office routinely provides assistance at school events, funerals, weddings, and special events throughout the County.
Project Life Saver
Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the waist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled person goes missing, the caregiver notifies 911 letting them know the person is a Project Life Saver member. Search time is reduced from hours and days to minutes.
Amber Alert is a critical missing child response program that utilizes the resources of law enforcement and media to notify the public a child is missing. The Amber Alert program is named after nine-year-old Amber Hagerman who was abducted and killed in 1996.