From the Sheriff's Desk

 

 

 

 

On 8 December 2017, employees of the Page County Sheriff’s Office met for our annual Christmas Gathering and Awards Banquet.  While all employees and family members were recognized by Sheriff Cubbage for their dedication and support, the following Divisional and individual highlights were awarded:

Ø  To date, in 2017, the Emergency Communications Center has answered approximately 33,000 Calls for Service with approximately 10,000 of those calls being reported as emergencies.

 

Ø  To date, in 2017, the Patrol Division has made 156 Narcotics Arrests. 23 of those arrests have been made by one Patrol Deputy and there are 8 Patrol Deputies who have 10 or more arrests.

 

Ø  To date, in 2017, the Jail Division has conducted approximately 1200 prisoner transports, accumulating a total of approximately 91,000 miles driven.

 

Ø  To date, in 2017, the Investigations (General) Division is working 8 separate fraud cases in which the estimated loss is $400,000.00.  They are also currently investigating multiple sexual misconduct incidents that if convicted could result in individuals being sentenced to approximately 200 years in jail.

 

Ø  To date, in 2017, the Investigations (Narcotics) Division have seized narcotics with an approximate street value of $60,000.00. They have also been directly involved in the implementation of our “Full Throttle” and Narcotics Interdiction initiatives.

 

Ø  In 2017, the Crime Prevention Division planned, implemented and managed the first Summer Youth Camp, which was attended by 30 County children. The Division was directly involved in the efforts to raise approximately $12,000.00 in donations to fund this opportunity.

 

Ø  Deputy Lynette Campbell, Deputy Jeremiah Duley, were awarded Life-Saving Awards in recognition of their quick action, and successful intervention, of an individual who attempted to take their own life by carbon monoxide poisoning that directly resulted in the individual’s survival.  Deputy Rob Marshall (Retired) and Trooper Joe Williams (VSP) were also awarded Certificates of Recognition for their assistance in this incident.

 

Ø  Deputy Mark Keeney was awarded the Life-Saving Award in recognition of his quick action, and successful intervention, of an individual who suffered severe laceration to his palm and wrist from a chainsaw accident that directly resulted in the individual’s opportunity for a positive recovery.

 

Ø  Chris Lanier, of Form Networks was awarded the Sheriff’s Award in recognition of his dedication to duty, the Page County Sheriff’s Office, and the citizens of Page County.  Chris provides immediate response and technical support to all divisions of the Page County Sheriff’s Office and his knowledge of the Emergency Communications Center has been invaluable during our computer software transition and during a period of time with an interim Director.

 

  

Ø  Sgt. Tim Lansberry, Sgt. Craig Long, Investigator Micah Grandstaff, Investigator Charlie Sours, Investigator Jarrett Hall, Investigator Charlie Cavey, Head Evidence Custodian Emily Holder and James Galbreath were presented Certificates of Recognition for their efforts during the on-going investigation of the Fort Stover fatal fire.

 

Ø  The Page County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division was recognized for their dedication, professionalism, flexibility and teamwork that has allowed the Page County Sheriff’s Office to continue to provide quality service to the citizens of Page County in spite of budgetary and manpower constraints. These efforts allowed the Page County Sheriff’s Office to achieve two 2017 agency goals: 1) Implementation of the vegetable garden – and – 2) Increase participation in the Work Release Program while continuing to manage approximately 80 inmates.

 

Ø  Corporal Dominika Seal was awarded the Excellent Police Conduct Award in recognition of her continual intelligent and valuable police service, which demonstrates special faithfulness, attention to duty and perseverance during your employment with the Page County Sheriff’s Office.  Corporal Seal wears many hats in the Jail Division, many of which are related to inmate records and budgetary requirements, serves as the President of Northwestern Community Services and still found time to be awarded with her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Criminal Justice from Mary Baldwin University.

 

Ø  Lieutenant Jeremy Keyser was awarded the Excellent Police Conduct Award in recognition of his continual intelligent and valuable police service, which demonstrates special faithfulness, attention to duty and perseverance during your employment with the Page County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Keyser was assigned as Interim Director of the Emergency Communications Center, assisted in the planning and management of the “Cooter’s Last Stand” event, oversaw the development, and implementation of the new Computer Aided Dispatcher and Records System while still maintaining his responsibilities as an administrator in the Patrol Division. Lt. Keyser is a role model and mentor to our younger Deputies who leads by example, and performs his duties with unwavering professionalism and dedication to the Page County Sheriff’s Office and community.

 

Ø  Communications Officer Steve Campbell, Communications Officer Jason Barrow, Communications Officer Danielle Andrews, Communications Officer Holly Richards, Communications Officer Patrick Martz, Communications Officer Amy Smith, Communications Officer Krystal Dodson, Investigator Rebecca Jenkins, Investigator Kenny Boyd and Lieutenant Mike Wagoner (LPD) were recognized for their dedication, understanding and flexibility during the development and implementation of Southern Software. This was a daunting task in which these individuals were asked to complete assignments, often in addition to the requirements of their typically assigned responsibilities.

 

Ø  Sgt. Craig Long and Investigator Jarrett Hall were awarded the Excellent Police Conduct Award in recognition of their continual intelligent and valuable police service, which demonstrates special faithfulness, attention to duty and perseverance during your employment with the Page County Sheriff’s Office.  Sgt. Long and Inv. Hall are assigned to the Narcotics Division, who through two years of active investigation were able to build cases against two of the top methamphetamine dealers in Page County, which led to the successful prosecution of both individuals. One of the individuals prosecuted volunteered a statement that recognized the arrests as “taking out 80% of the meth” distribution in Page County.

 

Ø  Lt. Jeremy Keyser, Sgt. Clay Nevitt, Sgt. Tim Lansberry, Deputy Wes Atkins, Investigator Rebecca Jenkins, Investigator Micah Grandstaff were awarded the Meritorious Police Conduct Award in recognition of your critical role in the response and investigation of an Attempted Capital Murder incident, which was vital to the successful prosecution of the offenders in the incident. Sgt. J. C. Long, Investigator Jarrett Hall, Investigator Charles Sours, James Galbreath were recognized for their efforts to assist with the response to, and investigation of, an Attempted Capital Murder incident that were necessary for the successful prosecution of the offenders.

 

Ø  Head Evidence Custodian Emily Holder was awarded the Meritorious Police Conduct Award in recognition of your contribution of a valuable process adopted by the Page County Sheriff’s Office that will increase efficiency in Records Management. Emily oversaw, and managed, the overhaul of the entire filing process for the Page County Sheriff’s Office, which includes records that have accumulated over decades. Tina Sumpter and Lisa Turner were recognized for their efforts to ensure that the Records Management overhaul was completed accurately and within a timely manner.

 

Ø  Sgt. Tim Lansberry was awarded the Excellent Police Conduct Award in recognition of his continual intelligent and valuable police service, which demonstrates special faithfulness, attention to duty and perseverance during your employment with the Page County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Lansberry is an invaluable asset to the Page County Sheriff’s Office who works tirelessly to manage his investigative workload as well as serving as President of the Luray Fire Department and Lead Instructor for Basic Crime Scene Investigations at our regional academy. Sgt. Lansberry is our only certified Fire Scene Investigator and processes every suspicious fire scene, which led him to be assigned as the case agent for the Fort Stover Fatal fire, an investigation that is still active with information continuing to be received, processed, and evaluated. Sgt. Lansberry quietly works behind the scenes to make our agency better and never asks for praise or anything in return.

 

Ø  Major Phil Baker was awarded the 2017 Employee of the Year Award in recognition of his work ethic and devotion, which ensures this agency maintains its commitment to be accountable to the citizens of Page County.