(Richmond, VA) – Sheriffs from across the Commonwealth of Virginia with primary law enforcement responsibilities have united to seek much needed salary increases for their deputies. The Virginia Law Enforcement Sheriffs was formed this summer with a primary goal of “Working together to provide a livable wage for Law Enforcement Deputies.” Law Enforcement Sheriffs answer dangerous calls around the clock, often alone, involving dangerous felons with firearms, domestic disputes, and dangerous crimes in progress. 86 of the 123 sheriffs’ offices in Virginia provide primary law enforcement in their communities (click here for map).

The primary goal of VLES is to persuade the General Assembly to provide a 10% salary regrade for all Law Enforcement Deputies and require localities to provide a 20% salary supplement. VLES has retained Steve Baril, John “Lynwood” Butner, and James Hoffman of KVCF Solutions to help achieve this goal. KVCF Solutions, a government relations, lobbying, and political consulting firm, has over 50 years of combined experience before the Virginia General Assembly.

To read the official VLES press release, please click here.