Sheriff's Office

Primary law enforcement agency for the county.

Various services provided by the Sheriff’s Office include:

  • Providing 24-hour patrol throughout the county
  • Dispatch services for the Sheriff’s Office, five town police departments, Giles and Newport Rescue Squads, County Ambulance Service, eight fire departments, Virginia State Police, Virginia Game Wardens, and animal control officers.
  • Criminal Investigation of various crimes throughout the county
  • School Resource Officers at all five Giles County schools
  • DARE instruction for all three Elementary Schools
  • Support for the Giles County PULSAR program
  • Support for the Giles County Youth-Adult Partnership

The Sheriff’s Office is divided into several divisions.  Each of these fills a particular need within the department.

Administrative Support Division

The Administrative Support Division is responsible for all executive and personnel administrative functions. The division serves as a liaison for the Sheriff and uniformed officers with the public.

  • Administrative Support also conducts all secretarial/clerical functions — correspondence, records management, accounting, personnel, transcripts of interviews, etc.
  • Persons needing assistance may contact the Administrative Support Division for referral to the appropriate division within the department.

Criminal Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for investigating various crimes committed in the county. These include homicides, suicides, narcotics violations, burglaries, identity thefts, frauds, and other felony-level offenses.

The Criminal Investigations Division consists of two Criminal Investigators, one Crime Scene Investigator, and one Narcotics Investigator.

Patrol Division

  • The Patrol Division (uniformed deputies) is responsible for the day-to-day patrolling of the county, answering complaints, and responding to crime scenes and crimes in progress. Patrol Division officers often assist Virginia State Troopers at accident scenes, and provide back-up for the five town police departments in Giles County.
  • In addition, the Patrol Division provides officers as school resource officers, D.A.R.E instructors, truancy officers, animal control officers, and a variety of other miscellaneous positions.
  • Plus, the Division has two canine officers, Rex and Doc. These canines assist deputies in the location of illegal drugs, tracking suspects who flee on foot, officer protection, and other related tasks.

Court & Civil Division

  • The Court & Civil Division is responsible for the service of civil process, execution of various writs, and other duties dealing with the service of legal process.
  • In addition to serving and executing civil process, the Court & Civil Division is also responsible for providing courtroom security for the General District, Juvenile & Domestic Relations, and Circuit courts serving Giles County.

E-911 Communications Division

  • The E-911 Dispatch Center provides dispatch services for all Sheriff’s Office, local and state police, fire, rescue, and haz-mat services for Giles County.


Dep. Stacy Gillispie (Giles High School)
Sgt. Chris Neice (Eastern Elementary School)
Dep. Leon Billos (Narrows Elemntary School)
Dep. Jason Johnson (Macy McClaugherty Elementary School)
Dep. Jon Bowman (Narrows High School)

Patrol Staff

Lt. Andy Metro
Sgt. Bryan Hughes
Sgt. Chad Tickle
Dep. Stacy Gillispie
Dep. Steven Hutchison
Dep. JJ Johnson
Dep. Jason Tickle
Dep. Stacy Vaughn
Dep. Zach Collins
Dep. Amanda Hahnlen
Dep. Josh Taylor


E 9-1-1 Coordinator John Davis
C.O. Gabe Caldwell
C.O. Toni Dennis
C.O. Thomas Lee
C.O. Steve Davis
C.O. T.J. Atkins
C.O. Andy Perkins
C.O. Kayla Edwards
C.O. Michelle Gilbert
C.O.Shalane Jones
C.O. Stephanie Woodyard
C.O. Sara Midkiff

Inmate Work Crew

Cleve Tate
Harold “Gene” Meadows

Civil Process, Court Security

Lt. Timmy Hutchison
Dep. Granville Fields
Dep. Melvin Dalton
Dep. Allen Dale Williams
Dep. Jeff Mullins
Dep. Billy Cardwell
Dep. Jerry Gautier