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Sheriff

Sheriff E.W. Viar Jr, was sworn in as Sheriff on January 1st, 2016.

Address: 115 Taylor St, P.O. Box 410, Amherst, VA 24521
Phone: 434-946-9381
Fax: 434-946-9380
Email: ewelliott@amherstsheriff.org
Working hours: Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00

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Chief Deputy

The Chief Deputy of the Amherst County Sheriff's Office is Major Betty Wise. Major Wise is second in command of the agency. The Major supervises the day to day operations of the Sheriff's Office. She coordinates the services of Investigations, Field Operations and Administration. The three Captains report directly to Major Wise on the operational activities and service needs of their respective divisions. The three divisions working together, assures that the law enforcement needs of the residents of Amherst County are met. In addition Major Wise serves as the department's FOIA Officer.

Phone: 434-946-9383
Fax: 434-946-9380
Email: btwise@amherstsheriff.org

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Captain

The Investigations Division is headed by Captain Eric Elliot. The Division handles all major crimes against persons and property. The division works all homicides, suicides, robberies, rapes and violent felonies. It is comprised of different investigation specialties. These specialties include Major Crimes, Computer Crimes, Property Crimes, Identity Theft and Narcotics.

Address: 115 Taylor St, P.O. Box 410, Amherst, VA 24521
Phone: 434-946-9373
Email: ewelliott@amherstsheriff.org
Working hours: Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00

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Code of Ethics

As a Deputy Sheriff, I recognize that I am given a special trust and confidence by the sheriff and the public that I serve. This trust and confidence is my bond to ensure that I shall behave and act according to the highest professional principles. In furtherance of this pledge, I will abide by the following Code of Ethics:
I shall ensure that in the performance of my duties I will enforce and administer the law according to the principles of the United States Constitution and applicable laws of our state so that equal protection of the law and due process are guaranteed to everyone. To that end ...