2018 Annual Report
During the 2018 calendar year, King George Sheriff’s Office presented a Keep Our Churches Safe program in which 33 churches in the county were represented. In addition, King George Sheriff’s Office was fortunate enough to participate in a number of worthwhile events, which includes the Special Olympics Torch Run, the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, Meet in the Middle, Fall Festival, National Night Out, Bright Beginnings, Bridge the Gap Summer Program, Adopt a Highway roadside cleanup and Shop with a Sheriff. Sheriff Dempsey is currently serving as President of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association. Sheriff Dempsey is also completing his final year as state Chair for Special Olympics of Virginia.
King George Animal Control continues to host a Spring and a Fall Rabies Clinic in addition to sponsoring the Co-op Program through King George High School. The Sheriff’s Office also hosted a Summer intern, Michelle Bezeredi of George Mason University who successfully completed 120 hours of internship. Deputy Adam Cole received the MADD award for the record number of DUI arrests and recognition by the Rappahannock Area Alcohol Safety Program for keeping drunk drivers off the roads. Lt. Richards continues to host the TRIAD program for seniors on the second Tuesday of the month on topics such as scams, estates, living wills, and the AARP smart driver course.
The empowerHOUSE organization that supports survivors of Domestic Violence continues to have a full-time Domestic Violence Advocate inside the Sheriffs’ Office as an additional resource to the citizens of King George.
The communications 9-1-1 center had new hires of William Watson, Kirsten Staples, Melissa Voytek, Alexandria Tomiko, and Shayla Mundey. Deputy Sheriff new hires were Barry Taylor, Kim Simon, Hadyn Nobles, Zachary Peltola, Ashley Parker, and James Barker. The administrative office had a new hire of Tiffany Brown who also fills the new position of information technology specialist.
Alexandria Tomiko, Payton Anderson, and Heather Bennett were graduates of the Rappahannock Criminal Justice Academy Communications Basic School. Det. Brian Woodring graduated from the Forensic Science Academy; Det. Brittany Clift became a certified polygraph examiner; Deputy Breanna Marini graduated from the DARE Mentor program; Deputy Stephen Patla graduated as a DARE Instructor and Deputy Tyler Nimon and his K-9 Partner Axel completed the Virginia Police Canine Association Program that specializes in K-9 patrol and narcotic detection. Lisa King was promoted as Assistant Director of Communications and Tina Fenwick was promoted as Training Coordinator.
There have also been some personnel changes during this past year. Lt. Joey Loving retired with 39 years of service in King George and Sgt. Govan was promoted as Lieutenant of the Courts Division. Deputy Marini was assigned as the School Resource Officer to Sealston Elementary School and Deputy Kim Simon was assigned as the School Resource Officer to Potomac Elementary School.
|Total calls for service||40252|
|Criminal cases investigated||1405|
|Total DUI arrests||75|
|Total drug arrests||88|
|Civil papers served||6706|
|Prisoner transports in VA||386 adults, 20 juveniles|
|Extraditions-out of state||12|