In July 2019, the King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office established Project Lifesaver for the citizens of King and Queen County. If you don’t know, Project Lifesaver is a search and rescue program designated for “at risk” individuals. The purpose of this program is to bring wandering/missing children and elderly adults home safe.
International Project Lifesaver was established in April of 1999 to assists those who care for Alzheimer’s Dementia, Autism, Down Syndrome and any other cognitive condition that causes an individual to wander.
The Project Lifesaver Program provides personalized radio transmitters or GPS locators to those individual people that tend to wander. These transmitters assist caregivers and the King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office in locating those wandering individuals. Much of the time, wandering individuals are found within 30 minutes. King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver has grown tremendously in the past year. Currently our program has 8 people enrolled. We currently having a waiting list of individuals that could benefit from Project Lifesaver.
Project Lifesaver is FREE of charge to families, however, as the need grows the purchase of new equipment will be necessary and the program will need to be continually updated, costing money. If you would like to donate to the King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver Fund, contact Captain Balderson at (804)785-7400. No donation is too small!
HOPE Card Program
Mattaponi Crime Solvers Program
Anonymous tipsters call the (804) 769-3000 tip line and can rest assured they will remain anonymous by being given an identification number. Your information could be worth up to a $1,000 reward.
How many times have you watched a police force show on TV where witnesses were reluctant or afraid to get involved? Many citizens who find themselves in the position of having this kind of information are reluctant to call the police fearing that they will be identified and could be subjected to reprisals from the person or persons who committed the crime. It is in these very situations that Crime Solvers can play an important role. Crime Solvers provides a toll-free phone number, and by issuing unique identification numbers, can guarantee anonymity and a suitable reward to the caller. Believe it or not, most tipsters rarely collect the reward.
Crime Solvers (also known as Crime Stoppers in some jurisdictions) first began in Albuquerque, NM in July 1975, which saw the fatal shooting of Michael Carmen while he was working one night at a remote local filling station. After two weeks the police had no information. Out of desperation Detective Greg MacAleese approached the local television station requesting a reconstruction of the crime. The re-enactment offered $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the killer(s). With the help of the public, an unsolvable crime was solved. The first Crime Solvers chapter was officially formed in Albuquerque the next year. Since then Crime Stoppers, now in all 50 states, has been responsible for more than half a million arrests and more than $4 billion in recovered property.
Mattaponi Crime Solvers was formed and incorporated as a non-profit organization in the fall of 2007. The Mattaponi Crime Solvers hold monthly meetings to keep up-to-date on police activities in King & Queen County, King William County, and the independent city of West Point. We are also a member of the Virginia Crime Solvers Association (VCSA). The VCSA shares information with member organizations statewide and coordinates issues for tipsters on state and federal levels. If you’d like more information on any Virginia County’s “Solver’s” activity, just plug that county’s name with the Crime Solvers tag.
You can become a member of the Mattaponi Crime Solvers! For more information on how to become a member just email us at: KQKWSolvers@aol.com.
Click on the link to check out the Mattaponi Crime Solvers Inc. Facebook Page for up-to-date news!
Programs We Offer
Security / Welfare Check Program
Mattaponi Rappahannock Explorer's Post Program
King and Queen County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff William R. Balderson
Project Lifesaver Program
The National Association of Triads is a partnership of three organizations - law enforcement, older adults, and community groups. The purpose of Triad is to promote older adult safety and to reduce the fear of crime that older adults often experience.
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7696 E River Road
King William, Virginia 23086
Individuals who carry a Protective Order issued by King William JDR or King & Queen County JDR now have access to a new resource to assist them. The King William/King & Queen Hope Card Program is a new service made available to anyone with a final valid, long-term (12 months or more) order of protection for domestic violence, stalking, and/or sexual assault. Through funds from an Office of the Violence Against Women Act and a V-STOP grant, the HOPE Card Program allows individuals to request a wallet-sized card that summarizes the protective order's most important details. The HOPE card is intended as a more convenient way for people who have permanent Protective Orders to keep relevant information about their orders with them at all times. It is small and durable and can be easily carried in a wallet or purse. It is also a convenient for children to have access to relevant information about an order that protects them. HOPE cards are also an easy way to allow law enforcement to know there is a valid, permanent protective order in place and assists in safety by informing law enforcement about weapons involved in the incident resulting in a protective order. You may request one card per individual named on the protective order, for example, to be provided to a child’s school and after-school care program. Hope Cards are not issued based on temporary Orders of Protection.
For more information on the HOPE card or to request a form you can visit the King William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Clerk’s Office lobby or call King William/King & Queen Victim Witness Director, Robin Bostic, at 804-769-4159. The HOPE Card Project is funded in part under V-STOP grant #18-04141VA17 by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services to the Office of the Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia, from funds authorized by the Violence Against Women Act and awarded to Virginia by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The King and Queen Sheriff's Office offers the Security / Welfare Check Program, this program gives citizens in the community the opportunity to request an officer to check their property while they are away or request an officer to check on a fellow citizen.
The security aspect of this program is that you as a citizen in King and Queen County can request an officer to come check your property daily while you are out of town or at work to make sure that nothing is disturbed while you are away. The welfare side is that you can request an officer to check on and speak to a citizen that you believe is unwell, unsafe, or you haven't been able to get in contact with for a few days.
If you are interested in any of the services please call dispatch at (804) 785-7400 to schedule an appointment or to have a Deputy respond to your home or to check on a fellow citizen.
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
Here at King and Queen Sheriff's office we offer the Auxiliary Program. This program is a reserve police force that assists the department on a volunteer basis, although there are monthly hour requirements that must be met. The duties and responsibilities of the Auxiliary Deputies are the same as a full-time Sheriff's Deputies.
Monthly Hours Requirements are:
Tier 1 Auxiliary Deputy - 12 hours a month
Tier 2 Auxiliary Deputy - 24 hours a month
Tier 3 Auxiliary Deputy - 24 hours a month
Membership into the Auxiliary Program is open to all individuals who meet the established criteria for a Full-Time Deputy Sheriff.
If you would like more information about our Auxiliary Program, feel free to call us at (804) 785-7400.
The Mattaponi Rappahannock Explorer' s Post #333 is a partnership between King & Queen County Sheriff's Office and Essex County Sheriff's Office to give the youth knowledge of Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice System. The Law Enforcement Explorer Program will further the Explorer’s education by providing the Explorer with a basic knowledge of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Explorers must receive instruction in various phases of law enforcement, including criminal law, traffic law, investigative techniques, crime prevention, traffic control, accident investigation, court procedures, and other related fields that are an integral part of law enforcement.
The Law Enforcement Explorer program brings the Explorer into direct contact with Deputies on a one-to-one basis through its meetings, details, social functions, and ride-along program. Explorers will be given the responsibility and respect they earn. In turn, their public service will be recognized in the community, especially among others in their age group.
For more information, visit the Mattaponi Rappahannock Explorer's Post #333 Facebook Page or contact Deputy B. M. Radden at email@example.com.
"TRIAD is one of the fastest-growing crime prevention partnerships in the country. It is a cooperative effort of law enforcement agencies (police/fire/sheriffs), senior citizens, and senior organizations, focused on reducing crimes against our most vulnerable citizens: our seniors. In 1988, the American Association of Retired Persons, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the National Sheriff’s Association realized that the baby boomers would soon be retiring and would be in need of protection from con artists and other criminals who would seek to separate them from their hard-earned savings. These three groups formed the first TRIAD in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, bringing together seniors and law enforcement in a cooperative effort to fight crime. The TRIAD concept has since spread to 47 states, Canada, and England – and it arrived in Virginia in 1995."
- Courtesy of the Attorney General of Virginia Website