Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) The Sheriff's Office, along with the Buena Vista and Lexington Police Departments, provide a part-time tactical team. Having a properly trained and equipped tactical team reduces the time it takes to respond to a situation and allows for officers on the roads with higher skill sets. The team trains monthly on different scenarios that may arise ensuring properly trained personnel are ready to respond to an emergency at a moment's notice.
Courthouse Security The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office Court Services Department consists of six full-time bailiff's and two part-time bailiffs. The department provides court security in three county courts and is responsible for transporting prisoners to and from the court complex. The bailiffs are also responsible for the transportation of the mentally ill (TDOs), out of state extraditions, assistance with civil process, as well as juvenile transports to facilities outside Rockbridge County.
School Resource Deputies The Sheriff's Office maintains a school resource deputy at Rockbridge County High School and Maury River Middle School. Sergeant Hugh Ferguson and Deputy Chris Norris are always available to students, parents, faculty and staff of the Rockbridge County School System.