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About Major Betty Wise

Major Betty W.

Mayor Wise is an experienced and dedicated Law Enforcement Official with 18 years of experience.  She is the first female Major in Amherst County. Working directly under the Sheriff, she supervises the day-to-day operations of the Sheriffs Office, with a focus on ensuring the law enforcement needs of Amherst County and the administrative needs of the Department are met.   She coordinates and supervises the services of Department Investigations, Field Operations and Administration including Court Security. She is a member of the Crisis Intervention Team, is a general law enforcement instructor through the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academny, and an EMT.

She is affiliated with several professional groups throughout the Commonwealth including the Virginia Sheriff's Association, and the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority Board of Directors.