Sheriff William Sales
Sheriff Sales was born and raised in a small town 30 minutes north of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Over time, Sheriff Sales grew to be a true advocate for sports, especially football. Due to his passion for the game, Sheriff Sales jumped on the opportunity when presented with a scholarship to Fairmont State University. There, he would complete and receive his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. Sheriff Sales then began his career in law enforcement starting as a correctional officer with the State of West Virginia. Sheriff Sales then took the next step in his career and became a teacher/counselor working with troubled youth. There, he would receive a promotion as the Family Service Coordinator where he continued his work with the troubled youth and the families in the community.
In 2001, Sheriff Sales relocated to Winchester, Virginia to begin “the most rewarding job ever” as an officer for the Winchester Police Department (WPD). During his career with the WPD, he received certification as an animal control officer, field training officer, general instructor, and hostage negotiator. Sheriff Sales not only received those certifications but was also a selected member of the Crisis Intervention Team and The Hostage Negotiations Team for the WPD. With a consistent eagerness to learn and develop professionally, Sales was promoted to Corporal and then Master Patrol Officer. Due to playing a major role in his community, he would attend and engage in community forums. Towards the end of his time with the WPD, Sheriff Sales and Officer Hunter Edwards helped launch a Teen Night Out community engagement program that is still continues today.
In 2021, Sales transferred to the Winchester City Sheriff’s Office with the intention of learning every position within the agency. Once again, due to his experience and willingness to make a change, Sheriff Sales was appointed as Sheriff when Sheriff Taylor resigned. He has continued his engagement by being an active board member of the Timbrook Achievement Center, Laurel Center, Top of Virginia TRIAD, Fraternal Order of Police, and Winchester Kiwanis Club. Sheriff Sales continues to utilize the relationships he’s established over his 22-year career in the community to continue making positive impacts in the City of Winchester.