​​​​Sergeant R.T. Hirtz is currently assigned as Sergeant for Delta Shift. He grew up in West Point, Virginia just 15 minutes from King & Queen Courthouse. Sergeant Hirtz is a graduate of West Point High School and attended Rappahannock Community College. Sergeant Hirtz has been in law enforcement for 10 years. He has spent his 10 years at the King & Queen County Sheriff's Office, helping serve and protect the citizens of King & Queen County.

Sergeant Hirtz decided he wanted to get into Law Enforcement because he wanted to make a positive proactive change in the community. He loves his job and has always found joy in helping others and performing acts of service. Through his service, he hopes to make a positive lasting impression on the youth in the community because they are the future. 

Some roles Sergeant Hirtz has had here at KQSO are: *Patrol Unit *Animal Control *Auxiliary Liaison *Armorer *SRT Team Leader *Drug Investigator. 

Sergeant Hirtz specialized training includes certifications in: Read Technique of Interview and Interrogation, General Instructor, ALERTT Instructor and Field Training Officer. During his time here at KQSO he as completed the following courses: Swat School, FBI Academy First Line Supervisors Course and ILEDA Front Lines Supervisors Course.

Along with all of these accomplishments, Sergeant Hirtz volunteers with the Lower King & Queen Volunteer Fire and Rescue. He is a certified Firefighter 2 and EMT-Basic. 



​​Sergeant J.D. Simmons


Sergeant J.D. Simmons has been in Law Enforcement for 16 years. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran of Desert Storm. He served a total of 11 years in the military between his Navy service and the Army National Guard MP Company. He worked for Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary force for 2 years before being hired by the Town Of West Point as a Patrol Officer and eventually becoming the School Resource Officer (SRO) and D.A.R.E Officer. In 2006 Deputy Simmons joined the King and Queen Sheriff’s Office as a Patrol Deputy. He also spent 2 years in Central High School as the SRO and has been the D.A.R.E Officer for King and Queen County for 7 years.

Sergeant Simmons specialized training includes: FBI Crisis Negotiator, Investigation Interrogation Techniques, Gang Awareness, Bike Patrol, Elementary, High School, and Parent D.A.R.E Instructor, Class Action instructor, General Instructor, and Detection of Deception Critical Interviewing Elicitation.

Sergeant Simmons is currently working on becoming a Crime Prevention Specialist. He is currently certified to conduct day care, school, business and home safety and security surveys. Sgt. Simmons can also educate citizens in starting a neighborhood watch program and get the program up and running. He can also assist with church safety and security watch programs, all of these programs are designed around the CPTED (Community Policing Through Environmental Design) standard. 

Sgt. Simmons is also attending online classes through Liberty University to obtain his Bachelor’s degree.



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

Alpha Shift Deputies: 
​Deputy M.A. Andrews -
Deputy B.S. Russell -
Deputy M.J. Kline -


Sergeant R.T. Hirtz

​​​The uniform patrol division is responsible for 24 hour coverage of the county. They are responsible for enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the County of King and Queen.

Their work involves answering calls for service, patrolling the county to deter and detect crime and to enforce traffic laws. Duties also include arrest of violators and the service of warrants and other civil process issued by the courts. Paramount to this is the protection of life, property, and the rights of all citizens and visitors.

The King and Queen Sheriff's Office has one SRO; Deputy Burr. The School Resource Officer is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for all students and staff at the educational facilities here in King and Queen County.

Deputy B.S. Burr is the School Resource Officer for Central High School and the Explorer's Post Coordinator. Deputy Burr joined the King & Queen County Sheriff's Office in 2017 as a patrol deputy. In December 2018 he was assigned to Central High School as the School Resource Officer.  

Email Deputy Burr at:

Deputy B.S. Burr - bsburr@kqso.net




The King & Queen County Sheriff's Office Court Security are responsible for all security aspects of the courthouse, including ensuring that the judges and judicial staff, court employees and general public visiting the courthouse are safe.

Delta Shift Deputies:
​Deputy W.J. Moore-
​Deputy J.A. Clark -
Deputy J.D. Shipman -

  King and Queen County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff John R. Charboneau​