Winchester Sheriff

The Winchester City Sheriff's Office primarily functions to provide civil process services along with Joint Judicial Center security.

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Our Mission

The City of Winchester Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with elected leaders, staff and citizens, as part of public safety, will provide security at the Joint Judicial Center, serve all court process, provide timely transport for prisoners and patients, and uphold the principles and values embodied in the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our primary responsibility is securing the Joint Judicial Center and serving civil process. The Sheriff's Office holds concurrent law enforcement jurisdiction with local police departments and stands ready to assist the police in their primary duties whenever and wherever needed.

We will provide quality service through motivated, dedicated and well-trained personnel. Our actions, attitudes and appearance will demonstrate self-discipline, attention to duty and service to our community.

We provide the highest levels of professional, effective and efficient services to the public and are firmly committed to the principles of community involvement through problem-solving partnerships, state of the art security equipment, and law enforcement equipment and techniques.

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William SalesSheriff William Sales
City of Winchester, VA Sheriff's Office
Frederick-Winchester Joint Judicial Center
5 N. Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 667-5770, ext. 457, 459 or 460

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