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The sheriff's office does not perform criminal law enforcement, which is instead handled by the Charlottesville Police Department.
The current sheriff is James E. Brown, who was elected on November 3, 2009 and sworn in on December 23, 2009.
- "Charlottesville : Sheriff." Charlottesville : Home. Web. 23 Dec. 2009. <http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=20>.