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​ 


 K9 Tess


It is with great pride and excitement that the King and Queen County Sheriff's Office introduces the newest member to our K9 Unit, K9 Tess. Tess is a 14-month old Dutch Shepard imported from Poland. She will be trained in narcotics detection except for marijuana, tracking and article searches. She is being purchased and trained at the same facility K9 Tyson was, Ventosa Kennels in Scotland Neck, N.C.




K9 Unit

K9 Tyson


​K-9 Tyson (original name was Art) was born on May 25, 2014 in Czechoslovakia. K9 Tyson came to the King & Queen County Sheriff’s Office from Ventosa K-9 Kennels in North Carolina on July 13, 2015. Tyson has been in service with the King & Queen County Sheriff’s Office for 6 years and continues to be a great asset to the department. Tyson is certified in Article Searches, Narcotics Detection and Tracking. 



 K9 Tess and K9 Tyson were both purchased with 100% donations from the public and maintained with about 95% donations.  Sergeant H.E. Schefflien and Tess are expected to be certified and on-duty by mid to late September of 2021.​

If you or any organization you know is interested in donating to the K9 fund, please contact Sergeant H.E. Schefflien at the Sheriff's Office. We will have a meet and great with K9 Tess and all her donors when she reports for duty and will recognize each of them publicly.