242 Allen's Circle
P.O. Box 38
​ King and Queen Courthouse, VA 23085
 Phone: (804) 785-7400
​   Fax: (804) 785-5489
​  All Emergencies Dial: 9-1-1

​​​ King and Queen County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff John R. Charboneau​ 

Positions Available:

Full-time/Part-time Emergency Communications Officer

Full-time Patrol Deputy

Part-time Court Security Deputy

Marcus Alert (Mental Health Awareness Response & Community Understanding Services)

The ‘Marcus Alert,’ a statewide mental health alert system to ensure behavioral health experts are involved in responding to individuals in crisis, including by limiting the role of law enforcement. The legislation creates a mental health awareness response and community understanding services (Marcus) alert system, and creates teams of mental health service providers and peer recovery specialists to promote a behavioral health response to individuals in crisis, including those with substance abuse disorder and developmental disabilities.

Starting July 1, 2021, localities had to establish a voluntary database to be made available to the 911 alert system to provide mental health information and emergency contact information for response to an emergency or crisis.

If you are experiencing a behavioral health crisis secondary to mental illness, substance abuse, development disabilities, or any combination thereof, and you wish to voluntarily give us information about yourself, please contact the King and Queen County Sheriff’s’ Office at (804)785-7400.

Citizens of King and Queen County

It has been an honor to serve as your sheriff for the past 10 years and the renewed faith that you have bestowed upon me to serve an additional four years. We as the King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office have strived to provide a professional and courteous Law Enforcement experience to all citizens and visitors to the county. We have done this through a selection processing and hiring the best women and men possible to provide stellar law enforcement practices. We provide the best training and equipment available while working within our approved budget. Our staff is our back bone of our organization and together we will work to continue to provide a high standard of excellence and work to improve where needed.

As we begin to move post-election and look to the future our visions and our goals for the Sheriff’s Office have not changed but never the less have evolved.  I often say that every election has strengthened me and my department by forcing us to review our policies, procedures and goals that the citizens expect. My opponent ran a strong campaign, and was very gracious as we stood together election night and received the results. Mark and I have worked and will work seamlessly as our paths cross a great deal in the first responder field.

We have developed many programs that target our most vulnerable citizens our elderly and youth. TRIAD was launched to help educate and protect our seniors. As well as Project Lifesaver that helps locate citizens that tend to wander. With our youth we have placed two SROs in the schools and hope to reintroduce our D.A.R.E Program and our class action into the classrooms. We launched our first ever multi-jurisdictional Explorers Post to target young adults interested in Law Enforcement and development of leadership and character. These programs we will continue to develop, promote and build.

We plan to expand upon our professionalism by becoming accredited and held to a standard accepted by all professional agencies across the commonwealth. We will continue to seek grants and alternative funding to advance education and technology to best equip our staff to meet the many challenges of today. We will work through social media and our website to be transparent as possible and informative to our citizens.

And as I have said the backbone of our organization is our staff, the dedicated women and men that provide around the clock protection to you, our citizens. To include communication staff that dispatch the first responders our support staff that handles hundreds of correspondences every day and our law enforcement professionals. I will work to keep them at or above the regional average pay. I will work to afford them the best training available. And work to reduce turnover with reviewing and implementation of retention programs.

I also would like to congratulate all board supervisors’ members and other elected officials on their reelections. I look forward to working with each of them to continue moving King and Queen County forward. I want to especially congratulate the Commonwealth Attorney elect Meredith Adkins. Our departments work so closely together and have had a great working relationship for the past 20 years under her father. We look forward to sitting down working on expectations and developing strategies to best serve our citizens and the justice system. I know that our working relationship will be just as strong and productive as the past.

I want to once again thank you, the citizens of King and Queen for bestowing your faith and your trust in me to serve you as your Sheriff. Regardless if you voted for me or my opponent or didn’t vote at all I am here to support you and to protect you and your property. Also, I want to hear from you as to your concerns or your compliments so that together we can improve.

Thank you, 

Sheriff John R. Charboneau