The Sheriff’s Office serves more than 220,000 residents with 270 employees, including sworn officers of the law and civilian staff.
The Sheriff is an elected official serving a four-year term, with right to re-election. Current Sheriff Beth Arthur was elected in 2000. In total, she has served more than 25 years with the Arlington Sheriff’s Office.
What We Do
- Manage County detention facility
- Oversee Courthouse/courtroom security (Juvenile, Domestic Relations, County Circuit and General District courts)
- Transport inmates to court, state facilities and medical/other appointments
- Serve summonses, court orders and other civil processes issued by court
- Collect delinquent taxes
- Assist in traffic enforcement as well as special details within the County
What We Don’t Do
- Police, not the Sheriff’s Office, serve as primary law enforcement for local, state and some federal laws.
- Police are the primary traffic and parking enforcement agency.
To learn even more about the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office take a look at our Annual Report for Calendar Year 2013