Click here to view the Summer 2017 Edition of the Virginia Sheriff's Institute Newsletter for Fauquier County Sheriff's Office.
Prescription Drug drop box - donated by Old Dominion Electric Cooperative installed at Sheriff's Office. Citizens can now dispose of unwanted prescription drugs safely at the Sheriff's Office courtesy of ODEC Remington, VA plant manager Richard Evans who so graciously donated this much needed drop box.
The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office goal is to provide quality service to our citizens and community through honor, professionalism, commitment, compassion, and accountability.
A MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF MOSIER July 7, 2017
On behalf of all of us at the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, I hope you and your family are busy enjoying your summer.
While summertime brings lots of opportunity to explore our state’s beaches and county parks, and enjoy outdoor activities, it also brings some extra risks. If you or a family member is planning to go biking this summer, make sure you wear a helmet and other safety gear, and abide by traffic laws. If you’re out jogging, remember, there are more cars on the road during the summer months and more tourists in the Fauquier County area, so please take extra precaution by utilizing sidewalks when available and always jog facing traffic.
NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT — HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
I would like to touch on a few key pieces of legislation that will promote the public safety of Fauquier County residents and aid deputies in our efforts to fight crime:
- Driver’s education requirement includes protocol when pulled over by law enforcement — H.B. 2290 requires driver’s education courses in the public school system to include specific instructions for how to respond as a driver during a traffic stop.
- Driving slow in the fast lane — H.B. 2201 requires drivers to stay to the right when driving on a highway except when passing another vehicle. A vehicle sustaining speeds lower than the posted speed limit in the left lane could incur a fine of $100.
- Reselling of tickets — Signed into law, H.B. 1825 allows Virginians to resell tickets they’ve purchased for concerts, sporting, or theatre events. The law specifically outlines that Virginians may not be denied admission from events with a ticket they’ve purchased from someone else.
You may recall in the past quarter that our Board of Supervisors approved a 140k pay adjustment for our deputies from the rank of deputy to corporal that relieved pay compression issues for those ranks and raised the starting salary for deputies which has made us more competitive in our recruiting and retention efforts.
We’re also proud to report that the General Assembly provided pay raises to Virginia’s law enforcement community. The General Assembly approved the career development, and compression pay raises with an increased bonus proposed by the governor to a pay raise of 2% effective August 1, 2017. This reoccurring funding which will amount to approximately 130k annually will be paid directly to the county coffers
Finally, the General Assembly approved legislation that allows sheriffs to purchase sheriffs’ vehicles off a contract negotiated and offered by the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA). Not only does this speak well of the respect the legislators have for Sheriff's, this action will save money for counties and cities when purchasing law enforcement vehicles.
I want you to know it is my privilege to serve as your sheriff and I urge you to contact the office if you have any questions or concerns about crime prevention or public safety efforts in our community.
I am grateful for your continued support!
Robert P. Mosier
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office
Working together, law enforcement and our local communities will make a positive impact for the future.