Sheriff Charboneau was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia and graduated from Dinwiddie High School.
He furthered his education after attending high school and attended John Tyler Community College to pursue a degree in Police Science. He later transferred his credits to Rappahannock Community College and graduated in 1980 with an Associate's in Science Degree in Police Science.
He began his career in law enforcement in 1980 working as a part time dispatcher for King and Queen County and then became full time dispatcher in 1981.
In 1981 he was asked by Sheriff Longest if he wanted to become a law enforcement officer and be a road deputy. He accepted the position and graduated from the Hampton Roads Academy of Criminal Justice in 1982. He remained in this position for 10 years.
When Sheriff Blanton became the newly elected Sheriff, he promoted Deputy Charboneau to the position of Investigator assuming responsibilities of all criminal investigations including specializing in narcotic investigations.
When Sheriff E.C Walton defeated Sheriff Blanton in the election, Investigator Charboneau was promoted to the position of Chief Deputy with the rank of Captain. He served in this capacity for 14 years until Sheriff Walton took an early retirement and the Circuit Court Judge appointed him to the position of Sheriff until the next General Election.
Sheriff Charboneau ran in that election and was voted into office. He has been sheriff since that time. In total Sheriff Charboneau has now been serving the citizens of King and Queen for 37 years.
Sheriff Charboneau can be contacted at (804) 785-5488 or email by clicking his email link below.
Cell: (804) 445-5399
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
John R. Charboneau, Sheriff