The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the orderly operation and management of the jail, transportation of prisoners, providing courthouse and courtroom security for local District and Circuit Courts, and serving all civil process and mental hygiene warrants in Nelson County. The Sheriff and his deputies also have the statutory authority to enforce the laws and ordinances of Nelson County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We are interested in feedback from the citizens of Nelson County:

Your input is important to us. More often than not only negative information is reported. However, this feedback form is being used to gauge all interaction (both positive and negative) with the Sheriff’s Office. By taking your time to complete this form you are providing us with information that we can use to better evaluate our services to the citizens of Nelson County. Thank you for your time!

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Virginia Community Policing Act

What is Virginia Community Policing Act?

The Virginia Community Policing Act requires law enforcement agencies to collect demographic information during all traffic and investigatory stops in an effort to reduce law enforcement officers from engaging in bias-based profiling. This data is submitted to a statewide database maintained by the Virginia State Police. The statewide data is analyzed to determine the prevalence of bias-based profiling.

Data collected by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office in compliance with the Virginia Community Policing Act can be found on this link. You may direct additional questions about the reporting guidelines and data to

Contact Us
Physical Address
84 Court House Square
Lovingston, VA 22949
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 36
Lovingston, VA 22949
David Hill | Sheriff
fax: 434-263-7056