Smyth County Sheriff's Office

The Smyth County Sheriff’s Office is a full service law enforcement agency responsible for covering approximately 452 square miles. It serves the county’s population of approximately 33,081.  Currently the Sheriff’s Office employs 47 full time and 23 part time employees.  These officers are assigned to Field, Investigations, Court Security/Transport, Civil Process Service, Warrant Service, Crime Prevention, Communications and Administrative.

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The Sheriff's Office is proud to offer Project Lifesaver to the citizens of Smyth County.


Virginia Freedom of Information Act

Please contact Arthur Barker concerning any VFOIA request.  It is recommended, though not required, that VFOIA requests be made in writing. Requests can be made in person, by phone, by mail, or electronically. It is not necessary to specify the reason for your request. However, you must provide your name and legal address.

Arthur Barker
Smyth County Sheriff's Office
819 Matson Drive
Marion, VA  24354
Phone: 276-781-2349


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