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Where to Find Help

UPDATED January 2, 2009

Sheriff Departments


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Before a protection order can take effect, it must be served upon the abuser.  In most states, protection orders are served by the sheriff department.  You can contact the clerk of the court in the court that issued your order to find out the procedure for service if you are unsure. For a list of Virginia courts, check the VA Courthouse Locations page on our site.  Listed below are telephone numbers and addresses for sheriff departments in Virginia. You may be able to find more up-to-date listings for sheriff departments on the Virginia Sheriffs Association website.


Salem Independent City

Sheriff's Office
2 E Calhoun St
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 389-0978


Sheriff's Office
112 Water St W
Gate City, VA 24251
Phone: (276) 386-3722


Sheriff's Office
109 W Court St
Woodstock, VA 22664
Phone: (540) 459-6100
Web: http://www.shencosheriff.com


Sheriff's Office
111 W Court St.
Marion, VA 24354
Phone: (276) 782-4056
Phone: (276) 783-7204


Sheriff's Office
22336 Main St
Courtland, VA 23837
Phone: (757) 653-2100


Sheriff's Office
9101 Courthouse Rd
PO Box 124
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Phone: (507) 582-7200


Sheriff's Office
1300 Courthouse Rd
Stafford, VA 22554
Phone: (540) 658-4450


Sheriff's Office
PO Box 64
Staunton, VA 24402
Phone: (540) 332-3880


Sheriff's Office
424 N Main St
Suffolk, VA 23434-4428
Phone: (757) 923-2200


Sheriff's Office
PO Box 233
Surry, VA 23883
Phone: (757) 294-5264


Sheriff's Office
20212 Courthouse Rd
Sussex, VA 23884
Phone: (804) 246-5361

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