Lieutenant Colonel Brent Hudson is a native of Salem and has proudly served the valley in a law enforcement role since 2001. Lieutenant Colonel Hudson is 1 of 9 close family members that have served in law enforcement and is a third generation officer following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Lieutenant Colonel Hudson has a broad knowledge of law enforcement with his background as a police officer and as a deputy sheriff. Lieutenant Colonel Hudson believes in taking a positive role with our youth in the valley to prevent criminal behavior as well as providing a safe community for our citizens.
Liberty University- Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
Roanoke City Police Academy- Law Enforcement Certification (2005)
Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy- Jail/Court Services Certification (2002)
National Jail Leadership Command Academy- Sam Houston State University
Professional Executive Leadership School- University of Richmond
Batten Institute of Leadership- Hollins College
General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Patrol Rifle Instructor, Driving Instructor, IPMBA Patrol Bike Certified, School Resource Officer Certification
• To serve the citizens of this valley by providing a safe and secure Jail that operates on a fiscally responsible budget.
• To provide adequate education and special programs to inmates that will reduce recidivism.
• To work with community and faith based organizations to prevent criminal activity and provide educational programs for our youth.
• To hold accountability of this office and treat others with respect, dignity and honesty.