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Agency Overview

The New Kent County Sheriff's Office is the principal provider of law enforcement for the County of New Kent, providing service to an estimated population of 19,000 residents within the county’s 212-square-miles. Under the leadership of Sheriff F.W. Howard Jr., the Sheriff’s Office has become one of the most respected and professional law enforcement agencies in the commonwealth.

Mission Statement

The members of the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office shall, through a partnership with the citizens of our community, provide for the highest possible degree of protection for the county residents, guests, and their properties. The New Kent Sheriff’s Office shall endeavor to develop community responsibilities devoted to the reduction of crime and the enhancement of public safety. These efforts shall include problem solving strategies, crime analysis, crime suppression, and crime prevention techniques, a business / community / law enforcement alliance, and other approaches designed to establish an environment where the criminal element will not prosper.

Additional Resource Information
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Complaints or Commendations
Complaints or commendations are welcome. To make either a complaint or commendation, please use the corresponding links below for more information.

Complaint Form

Commendation Form

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Contact Us
Sheriff F.W. Howard Jr.
F.W. Howard Jr.


12001 Courthouse Cir.
P.O. Box 186
New Kent, VA 23124

Ph: (804) 966-9500 (non-emergency)
Emergency: 9-1-1

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

*Law enforcement services are provided to the county 24 hours a day, seven days a week.