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Thank you for visiting the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office website. The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office is founded on the principles of integrity, respect, honesty, and caring for others. With a staff of 112 dedicated men and women, we are committed to providing professional law enforcement services through a well-trained staff, technology, crime prevention and a results-oriented, proactive approach to public safety.
We care about our community, continuously seeking out opportunities to partner with the public and to maintain an open dialogue with those we serve. By doing so, together, we make Culpeper County a great place to live, work and play. I hope you find the information on this site helpful and thank you for allowing us to serve you.
Scott H. Jenkins, Sheriff
Culpeper County Introduces Smart911 as New Public Safety Service
Town and County Officials Urge Citizens to Create a
Safety Profile Providing Emergency Responders
with Critical Information that Can Save Time and
CULPEPER, Va., May 1, 2013 – Culpeper County announced today that Smart911
is now available to all citizens for free to enhance 9-1-1 emergency services.
Smart911 enables citizens to create a Safety Profile
online that can include any information about their household that they want
9-1-1 to have in an emergency. When an emergency call is made, their profile is
immediately delivered to the 9-1-1 call-taker, resulting in far greater
emergency response effectiveness and saved lives.
“Currently when we receive an incoming
9-1-1 call, we have limited information. That is especially true for calls from
mobile phones,” said the Director of Culpeper County Public Safety E-9-1-1
Communications Center, William Martin. “Having more information to better
understand the situation is an immeasurable benefit to our call-takers.”
Nationally about 70 percent of calls to
9-1-1 are made from mobile phones, which provide limited location information.
Including an exact address in a Smart911 Safety Profile can save time during a
response, especially if that address is located in a multi-unit building or development.
Information from a Safety Profile can also be passed on to responders in the
field for more precise, rapid response.
“Knowing what kind of situation we are
walking into can help us to better plan our response to save time and
ultimately lives,” said Town of Culpeper Police Chief, Chris Jenkins. “I would
like to encourage all citizens of our Town and County community to take
advantage of the Smart911 technology that is now available. The information
that you provide will better inform all first responders, which will assist
them in providing the best possible service at the most critical time. Additionally,
knowing vehicle information can assist us in locating an accident, and, knowing
there are pets on the property can help us provide a safe response for the
citizen and our officers.”
Smart911 is a nation-wide service that
is entirely private and secure. Citizens can create a Safety Profile at www.Smart911.com,
entering any information they want made available about themselves and family
members, a residence, even pets. This can include data on medical conditions,
disabilities and/or special needs, children’s photos, home addresses of
cellphone callers, home utility details and emergency contacts. According to
the Fire Chief of Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Doug Monaco:
“Knowing how many people are in a home and where the bedroom locations are can
make a significant difference in a home fire.”
Smart911 is currently available in 29
states and more than 350 municipalities. Neighboring counties are also in the
process of implementing Smart911 for their residents and visitors. Having a
Safety Profile has positively impacted emergency outcomes across the country,
including a missing child call where the girl’s photo and physical description
was distributed to deputies while the mother was on the phone with 9-1-1. The
girl was recovered safely soon after the call was placed and law enforcement
were far ahead of the normal timeframe when responding to the call.
“By deploying Smart911 and urging
citizens to create a Safety Profile, Culpeper County is demonstrating their
commitment to delivering the most effective emergency services possible to area
citizens,” said Tom Axbey, president and CEO, Rave Mobile Safety.
“Municipalities are realizing how detailed information can dramatically improve
emergency outcomes, and as this public/private partnership expands, we can look
forward to increased public safety across the entire country.”
Rave Mobile Safety ?
Mobile Safety is the most trusted software partner for campus and public
safety. Used by leading institutes of higher education and state and local
agencies, the award-winning portfolio of Rave SafeCampus, Rave Alert, Rave
Guardian, Eyewitness, Smart911 and SmartPrepare enables millions to feel safe,
secure and connected. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, MA.
For more information, please visit http://www.ravemobilesafety.com.
Director of Culpeper County Public
Safety E-9-1-1 Communications Center
The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Youth Sport's Camps.
The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office summer sports camps are designed to bring the community and law enforcement officers together to instruct children and teenagers in the community.
In 2012, the Sheriff’s Office offered a football camp and a baseball camp at no cost to participants. For 2013 we are offering two football camps, two soccer camps and a baseball camp, again at no cost.
Funds were raised to support this program during the first annual Scott H. Jenkins Youth Sports Benefit Basketball Game between local law enforcement and local school staff. Monetary donations were also made by Med Express and M.D. Russell Construction.
In each camp the basic fundamentals of each sport are taught to children aged 5 to 16. Each player will have the opportunity to learn new skills and to improve existing skills. There is a strong emphasis on sportsmanship, respect, and teamwork. The goal for each camp is to have participants use lessons related to good sportsmanship and respect on the field and in their everyday lives as they continue to grow and mature.
Applications can be obtained at www.culpepersheriffsoffice.com or at the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office, 132 West Davis Street, Culpeper, VA 22701.
For more information about the Youth Sports Camps, contact Corporal Marshall Keene at email@example.com or (540) 937-0016
Youth Sports Camp Application
WEB / PRESS RELEASE
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
CULPEPER DEPUTY INVOLVED IN SHOOTING
On Thursday evening a Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputy shot and killed a suspect at a residence on Oak Forest Drive in Rapidan, Virginia. Neither of the deputies involved were injured and Sheriff Scott Jenkins has turned the investigation over to the Virginia State Police. Any further media inquiries regarding the detail of this incident should be directed to the Virginia State Police at this time.
Sheirff Jenkins asks the community to keep the deputies and their families in their thoughts and prayers.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!
Come join us on April 12th @ 7:30 p.m. for a basketball game between Culpeper Law Encorcement and Culpeper Teachers to support the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office Youth Summer Sports Camp's.
Culpeper Star Exponent
March 20, 2013
A deadly active shooter situation typically lasts about 10 to15 minutes. In most cases, the attacker acts alone. And the assailant is likely suicidal and possibly suffering from some sort of mental illness.
These are some of the highlights Lt. Bryant Arrington in charge of special operations for the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office shared with folks attending Tuesday’s Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office’s Violence in the Workplace Active Shooter training.
With the St. Patrick's Day weekend upon us, the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel if they've been drinking.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports more than 700 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving a drunk driver during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday from 2006 to 2010.
According to NHTSA, on average, every 51 minutes a person is killed in a drunk-driving crash in the United States and the majority of these crashes involve drunk drivers who have blood alcohol concentrations of .15 grams per deciliter or higher, almost twice the legal limit of .08 g/dL.
To prevent these tragedies from occurring, werecommend the following steps to have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day:
• Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.
• Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.
• If you’re impaired, use a taxi or call a sober friend or family member to get home safely.
• If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local law enforcement.
• And remember, if you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.
The Culpeper County Sheriffs Office saw a 300-percent increase in DUI arrests in 2012 compared to 2011.
In 2012, the Sheriffs Office arrested 123 people for DUIs compared to 41 in 2011. As of today, March 15, 2013, Culpeper Deputies have arrested 20 people for DUI this year.
The enforcement of DUI laws is, of course, imperative and it is a responsibility that our agency takes very seriously.
Sheriff Jenkins wishes everyone a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day weekend.
Designate a Sober Driver for March Celebrations
Plan Ahead for Safe St. Patrick’s Day, NCAA Tournament
RICHMOND – With St. Patrick’s Day and the start of the NCAA basketball tournament just days apart this year, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is urging revelers to designate a sober driver before celebrating either event. Also, DMV reminds motorists to always buckle up; it’s their best defense against drunk drivers.
“We know that St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated, and the NCAA ‘March Madness’ tournament has become a festive occasion, as well,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative. “We want people who plan to drink to designate a driver before the party starts. A designated driver must be a sober driver—one who decides not to drink alcohol at all.”
In 2012, March was second only to April for the number of alcohol-related crashes. There were 746 drunk-driving crashes last March, including 6 fatalities and 511 injuries. On St. Patrick's Day last year in Virginia, there were 44 crashes with 37 injuries that were alcohol-related. On Patrick’s Day in 2011, there were 28 alcohol-related crashes, 15 alcohol-related injuries and one alcohol-related fatality in Virginia.
DMV recommends the following tips for a safe March celebration:
·Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.
·Designate a sober driver.
·If you see an impaired driver on the road – keep your distance; pull over in a safe place and dial #77 if you are driving in Virginia to report it to law enforcement.
·If you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.
"There is plenty to celebrate in March, but no celebration should lead to a trip to the hospital, or worse," Holcomb said. "When you drive impaired, not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest can be significant."
The tragedies from drunk driving are not limited to death, disfigurement, disability or injury. Convicted drunk drivers face jail time, loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other expenses including attorney fees, fines, court costs and lost time at work.
2013 Sheriff's Office Youth Academy
The 2013 Culpeper County Sheriff's Office Youth Academy is scheduled for July 29 - August 2, 2013.
The Youth Academy is structured so that young adults can have an opportunity to experience some of the training, procedures and technology that are utilized by today's law enforcement. The daily classes will consist of mainly hands on activities in criminal investigations, evidence recovery, patrol practices, defensive tactics and firearms. The participants will also attend demonstrations from the various specialized units that are available to law enforcement, such as the K-9 Unit, Motor Squad and SWAT. The participants will take field trips to the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office and Jail, Culpeper Courthouse, 911 Center, Firing Range and Forensic Lab.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Culpeper County Sheriff's Office Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy
The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy is designed to provide its residents and business owners with the opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office.
In addition to classroom instruction, you will have an opportunity to tour the Culpeper County Jail, Courthouse, 911 Dispatch Center ride along with a deputy on routine patrol, participate in a handgun practical exercise and much more.
This is a 10 week program for the residents of Culpeper County that will meet on Thursday evenings form 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The next Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy is scheduled to begin Thursday, April 4, 2012.
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