The Administrative Services Division is composed of 11 personnel both sworn and civilian, and includes the following sections:
- Computer Services
- Fiscal Services
- Public Information
- Sheriff’s Office Unmanned Aerial Systems Program
The Accreditation section is responsible for achieving and maintaining state law enforcement accreditation and developing and updating agency policies and procedures.
Computer Services is comprised of 1 Lieutenant, 1 Sergeant, and 1 civilian information systems specialist. Computer Services is tasked with a variety of duties to include the coordination of the security and administration of the vehicle mobile data computers, body worn camera program, the Sheriff's Office record management system, law enforcement data base systems administration, and acts as a liaison with County Computer Support Services. Computer Services is also tasked with overseeing incident report entry, compliance with Incident Based Report information transmitted to the Virginia State Police. Computer Services coordinates and maintains all Sheriff's Office computers. The unit performs testing and functional reviews of all technology projects being considered by the Sheriff's Office to insure compatibility with existing systems and future needs.
Computer Services coordinates the use of all advanced electronic devices for selected Deputies that have the capability of running queries in VCIN and DMV to include obtaining photographs from DMV. These devices have the additional capability of querying the Sheriff's Office records management system to assist in various law enforcement duties.
The Sergeant of Computer Services is also in charge of Crime Analysis and Criminal Intelligence which consists of tracking crime trends in York County and surrounding jurisdictions in the Hampton Roads area along with preparing reports for County elected and appointed officials and presentations to the public.
Our future technology projects include the maintenance and replacement of Body Worn Cameras, along with in-car cameras, constantly evaluating what is in use and what can be improved upon to better serve the citizens.
The Evidence/Property section provides support to the overall law enforcement mission by maintaining the custody of evidence and ensuring the accountability, availability and readiness of agency equipment. The evidence/property officer transports evidence to and from the state crime laboratory and testifies in court as required on custody issues.
Fiscal Services is tasked with performing complex financial work involving payroll time recording, accounts payable, purchasing, and worker's compensation documentation. Fiscal Services maintains close liaison with the state compensation board on reimbursement of county expenses as authorized to the Sheriff, a local constitutional officer.
The mission of the Training Division is to transform uniformed and civilian members of the Police Department into law enforcement professionals, equipped with the necessary academic and tactical knowledge to protect the life, rights, property, and dignity of all the residents of the County of York.
We believe that a well-trained law enforcement professional will have a favorable impact on the communities they serve, will be respected by their peers, and will be emulated by other law enforcement agencies. We endeavor to facilitate ongoing and specialized training by utilizing the latest in technology, research and development.
The Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer (PIO) is responsible for coordinating the response to all media related inquiries as well as prepare press releases for Sheriff’s Office activities. The PIO also administers all Sheriff’s Office social media platforms and is responsible for the content published through social media by the Sheriff’s Office. The PIO is also responsible for compliance with all Freedom of Information Act Requests.
Unmanned Aerial Systems
The Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety maintains a robust nationally recognized Unmanned Aerial Systems Program. The Captain of the Administrative Services Division serves as a Co-Commander for the program. The Remote Operated Vehicle Emergency Response (R.O.V.E.R) team is comprised of deputies and firefighters who are all FAA certified commercial drone pilots. The R.O.V.E.R team has provided support in York County and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia with airborne video and thermal imaging for fires, aircraft crashes, search and rescue operations, fugitive apprehensions and special events as well as assisting other York County departments with aerial support needs. To date the team has safely flown over 2,200 training and mission flights and complies with all laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and FAA regulations as they relate to the use of unmanned aerial systems.