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Sheriff’s Office
764 J Orange 2018


Sheriff Joseph E. Orange

401 East Main St.
Salem, VA  24153

Ph: (540) 283-3102
Fx: (540) 387-6203 Admin
Fx: (540) 387-5682 Civil Process

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

Sheriff Joseph E. Orange welcomes you to the Roanoke County Sheriff's Office official Web Page. Since 1838, the Office of the Sheriff has proudly served the citizens of Roanoke County. Our deputies provide three main areas of service to the community--corrections, court security, and civil process. The Roanoke County Sheriff's Office has a total of 101 including sworn,part time and civilian personnel.

Learn more about the mission, vision and values of the Sheriff's Office.

Recent News

Jury or DNA Scam Alert

Please be aware that there have been new attempts to scam residents into believing that they have missed jury duty and must pay a fine. There is also a scam involving court-ordered DNA testing. The scam attempts are coming from multiple phone numbers, including: (540) 986-4060 and (540) 491-4320 ext #2. The Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office WILL NOT call citizens to request money to be paid for undone DNA testing, outstanding warrants or failure to meet jury duty obligations.  In the event that you are contacted by these individuals, please contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 540-283-3145 or the Roanoke County Police Department at 562-3265

Sheriff's Office Letter of Understanding

Roanoke County Sheriff's Office 2018 Annual Report

Virginia Missing Person Family Resource Guide

Citizen Police Academy Application

TRIAD Program and Schedule

Roanoke County Jail 2018 PREA Audit

Event Photos
Photo Gallery of Sheriff's Office Events

 ACA Accredited

The Roanoke County Sheriff's Office is accredited by the American Correctional Association, the oldest and largest international correctional association in the world.
 VLEPSC Accredited

Roanoke County Sheriff's Office received accreditation by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.
Bureau of Justice Assistance PREA

The Roanoke County Sheriff's Office fully supports the guidelines set forth in this law and has ZERO-TOLERANCE for any and all incidents of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.