ABOUT GCSO

The Sheriff's Office is a multi-faceted law enforcement agency which provides many public safety services for the citizens of Goochland County, to include patrol, investigations, community outreach and education, and our 9-1-1 call center. The Sheriff is also responsible for the security of three courtrooms, the movement of prisoners, and enforcement of court orders.

In addition, deputies enforce all criminal and traffic laws and investigate more than 95% of the criminal complaints in the county.

The Goochland County Sheriff's Office employs over 40 sworn, full-time deputies who work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to keep our citizens safe. 

Our Mission

Adopted January 2020

The men and women of the Goochland County Sheriff's Office will always strive to provide efficient public safety services to all residents, businesses, and visitors to Goochland County while exhibiting exceptional character, competence, and open communication. ​

Our Vision

Adopted January 2020

The vision of the Goochland County Sheriff's Office is to be an extraordinary problem-solving law enforcement agency by working collaboratively with all Goochland residents and businesses to provide the safest and most secure community in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Our Values

Adopted January 2020

  • We value our sworn oath to protect and serve all residents, businesses, and visitors to Goochland County.

  • We value our Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

  • We value the Constitution of the United States, and the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as the system of laws that govern us.

  • We value the entire Goochland community and the diversity of the people we serve.

  • We value treating others as we would want our own family to be treated, which drives our interaction with all residents, businesses, and visitors to Goochland County.

  • We value organizational excellence.

  • We value an environment in which individuals strive as a team for superior professional performance in order to achieve our organizational mission and objectives.