The Administrative Services Division is composed of fourteen personnel both sworn and civilian, and includes the following sections: Accreditation, Computer Services/Records, Crime Prevention, DARE, Evidence/Property, Fiscal Services, and Training. The Accreditation section is responsible for achieving and maintaining state law enforcement accreditation and developing and updating agency policy.
Computer Services maintains the Sheriff’s Automated Information System and is responsible for the installation and repair of computer hardware and software. The Network Administrator, a lieutenant, is tasked with overseeing incident report entry and approval, and transmittal of IBR information to the Virginia State Police. The Network Administrator maintains close liaison with county computer support services.
The Crime Prevention Unit was established with one deputy by Sheriff Diggs in July 2001, fulfilling one of his campaign promises. In 2004, Sheriff Diggs saw the need to increase the units size and created another position. The Crime Prevention Unit has two full time deputies and is assisted by other deputies as needed. The Crime Prevention Unit operates out of the Sheriff's Office located at 301 Goodwin Neck Road.
Crime Prevention Mission
The Crime Prevention Unit assists the citizens and business of York County and the City of Poquoson by forecasting the possibility of crime occurring and hardening the target. This is accomplished in large degree through education. The Crime Prevention Unit gives numerous presentations to community and civic groups. Topics such as, Personal Safety, Home Security, Identity Theft and Neighborhood Watch are given frequently. Other topics are available as needed. The Crime Prevention Unit also coordinates our highly regarded Sheriff’s Citizen Academy. If you have any questions or would like to host a presentation, please contact Deputy First Class Russell at 757-890-3642.
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) section is tasked with providing a comprehensive drug and violence prevention education program for children in kindergarten through twelfth grade. D.A.R.E. represents a collaborative effort between school and law enforcement personnel. The program is nationally coordinated by D.A.R.E. America with input from state and local agencies. The primary goals of D.A.R.E. are to prevent substance abuse among school children and help them develop effective resistance techniques.
The Evidence/Property section provides support to the overall law enforcement mission by maintaining the custody of evidence and ensuring the 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 training by utilizing technology, research and development, and meticulous instruction to ensure that members of the Sheriff’s Office can continue to be lauded as York County’s Finest.