Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
In light of the declaration of emergency issued today by Bedford County administration, the Sheriff’s Office would like the public to be aware of the following information:
First, the Sheriff’s Office continues to perform law enforcement activities for the citizens of this community.
Second, due to the emergency declaration, the Sheriff’s Office administrative building is making the following changes to our daily operations:
- The administrative building for the Sheriff’s Office will be closed for business activities. We will continue to work; however, no one will be given access to the building unless it is in conjunction with law enforcement activities.
- Temporarily cancelling all ride-along activities, facility tours, and community events until further notice;
- On March 16th we suspended all fingerprint services. This will remain in effect until further notice.
- Deputies will engage in the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks, latex gloves, and protective eye-wear (if necessary);
- Deputies are cleaning patrol cars after each transport;
- Deputies request that citizens requiring law enforcement services file a report via the phone if possible or, if not possible, they meet the deputy outdoors to minimize the deputy’s exposure and ensure proper distancing as recommended by the Virginia Department of Health
- The Sheriff’s Office requests citizens to alert the E-911 Communications Center if they are sick or are exhibiting any signs of illness as well as advising the deputy upon arrival.
If you would like to receive alerts via our public address system, Alert Bedford, you can register your phone number at this link: AlertBedford
Click HERE to see the County’s Emergency Declaration