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Sheriff's Office

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Donald D. Simpson - Sheriff


Responsibilities of the Sheriff

The Appomattox County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services throughout Appomattox County, which includes the towns of Appomattox and Pamplin. The Sheriff's Office is dedicated to the protection of life and property of all persons in the county.

In addition to providing law enforcement services, the Sheriff's Office performs the following services:

  • Courtroom security
  • Service of criminal warrants and civil process
  • Enforcement of County Ordinances
  • Placement of School Resource Officers in each of the county's four (4) public schools
  • Administration of an active TRIAD program that meets every other month to address the law enforcement needs of Seniors in the County
  • Administration of Project Lifesaver, an innovative rapid response program aiding victims and families of Alzheimer's Disease and other related disorders
  • Operation of an Inmate Workforce Program which uses inmate labor to clean up trash along the County's roadways.

Tip Line

In early December 2014, the Sheriff's Office established an Anonymous Tip Line available 24 hours a day. To leave a tip, simply call (434) 352-3995.  The phone line is secure and there is no caller I.D. on this phone. The investigators are the only people who have access to it. This assures that you remain completely anonymous (unknown). You do not have to give your name or address when calling this number. Just leave as much information as possible about the activity occurring. Should you WANT to leave your information, then please feel free to do so? However, this phone line is setup for those that DO NOT want their identities known. The Sheriff's Office respects those wishes and would like to thank anyone that has provided any information to us in the past. Without you, the concerned citizen, we would not be nearly as successful in our investigations. We look forward to hearing from you. Remember to leave enough information on the activity so proper attention can be given to your complaint. Please call us if you have any information about suspected drug and criminal activity!

Citizens' Advisory Committee

The Sheriff's Office has created a Citizens' Advisory Committee whose purpose is to give all citizens of Appomattox County a voice in the Sheriff's Office.  Each member of the Committee will act as a representative of one of the five (5) election districts in the County.  The Committee will advise the Sheriff of problems in their respective district as they relate to law enforcement and will provide feedback on programs and services that the Sheriff's Office provides.  The Committee also provides ideas and other input into the creation of new programs and services.  The Committee, which meets quarterly, is comprised of the following individuals:

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  • Appomattox River District (including Town of Pamplin):  Delores Demuth
  • Courthouse District (including Town of Appomattox):  Vacant
  • Falling River District (including Spout Spring):  James E. Cheatham
  • Piney Mountain District (including Vera and Oakville):  Lonnie Reynolds
  • Wreck Island District (including Concord/Stonewall area):  Courtney Griffin


FOIA Officer

Major Robert N. Richardson (  Phone:  (434) 352-2666