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Sheriff

The Sheriff is elected to a four year term.The Sheriff is responsible for primary local law enforcement in all counties without a police force, but also have responsibility for law enforcement in all localities in which they serve. The Sheriff is responsible for all locally operated jails. The sheriff is responsible for the security of the courthouse, the courtrooms and the trials while they are underway. The Sheriff is responsible for the security and sequestering of the jurors and notification of jurors for court service. Additionally, the sheriff's office is responsible for the service of court papers, ranging from divorce proceedings and child custody cases to simple civil suits among citizens.

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  • Michael L. "Mike" Chapman
    (Rep)

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    Justin Hannah
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What do you believe is the top priority for your district, and what is your plan to address it?

How do YOU describe the job of Sheriff?

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Twitter @JustinPHannah
Experience As an intelligence officer deployed to Afghanistan, I helped to successfully deliver real-time intelligence support to special operations forces. I served as an International Affairs Officer for Eastern Europe. I later assumed command of a Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence unit.
Education I studied and earned an Associates Degree in Government History at Valley Forge Military Academy and a Bachelors in Political Science at the American University School of Public Affairs.
Age 28
We need to protect Loudoun from gun violence. Citizens in western Loudoun are being hit by stray bullets, and that is entirely preventable. We must also work to make sure the next mass shooting is not in Loudoun. I will fully enforce the existing laws on the books and fully investigate all shootings. To prevent mass shootings, I will work with schools to advocate for more school counselors, both gun safety campaigns and an anti-violence/anti-hate campaigns which will become not only part of the standard curriculum, but also the local culture. The Anti-Defamation League has developed a program called “No Place for Hate” which combats hate in schools, and has become very popular. I will reach out to the gun owning community to help them ensure their firearms are secure.
The Sheriff is a constitutional officer who has a lot of authority to shape policy. It is in the Sheriff’s purview to enforce laws on the books. The Sheriff is also a community leader. They speak for residents and advocate to the legislature.
Being a leader in The United States Military, taught me to lead in difficult situations and in difficult environment, and get the most out of my team, when lives were on the line. As a commander of military intelligence units, I have led soldiers and built units with direct ties to law enforcement, protecting and building communities all over the world.
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There are no women or people of color in the top echelon of the Sheriff’s Office. The office cannot make policies and enforce laws without leadership that looks like the community. We need to move away from a punitive approach to drug crimes and move toward a reformative approach. We need to establish long term goals for county and addressing proper safety issues, working with fire and rescue and public health officials to build better relationships with those groups and come up with dynamic solutions.