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The Office of Sheriff dates back to England in the year 1066, when the Sheriff was considered superior to any nobleman in the country and was himself a member of the royal family. The word “sheriff” means keeper of the county.

Article VII, Section 4 of the Constitution of Virginia provides that each county and city in the Commonwealth shall have a sheriff elected by the qualified voters of the county and city Sheriffs are elected for four-year terms and may be re-elected at the end of each term.

Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office covers 660 square miles employing men and women working in the following areas:

  • Adult Detention Center

  • Animal Control

  • Civil Process

  • Community Services

  • Court Security

  • Criminal Investigation

  • Patrol

  • School Resource Program


Visit Fauquier County's Parks & Rec Historical Sites and also learn about preservation of Fauquier's History


Fauquier Tourism