Community Advisory Council (CAC)

The War­ren Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office embraces a strong com­mu­ni­ty polic­ing phi­los­o­phy. This phi­los­o­phy empha­sizes efforts that sup­port fair and impar­tial law enforce­ment prac­tices, trans­paren­cy in ser­vice deliv­ery, and par­tic­i­pa­tion in neigh­bor­hood activ­i­ties that strength­en the rela­tion­ships between our office and the cit­i­zens we serve.

As part of our efforts to build strong, pos­i­tive com­mu­ni­ty rela­tion­ships, the Sheriff’s Office calls upon com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to act as an advi­so­ry coun­cil regard­ing orga­ni­za­tion­al poli­cies, prac­tices and pro­grams. The Com­mu­ni­ty Advi­so­ry Coun­cil (CAC) was ini­ti­at­ed in July 2020 by Sher­iff Mark Butler.

The pri­ma­ry pur­pose of the coun­cil is to pro­vide the Sher­iff with a diverse “com­mu­ni­ty” per­spec­tive regard­ing crime, com­mu­ni­ty safe­ty, neigh­bor­hood issues, current/future tech­nolo­gies and how the Sheriff’s Office can improve core ser­vice deliv­ery. Sim­i­lar­ly, each mem­ber acts as a liai­son between their community/profession and the Sheriff’s Office.

The CAC is com­prised of ten (10) com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, who meet on a bi-month­ly basis. CAC mem­bers are briefed on evolv­ing crime trends with­in the coun­ty. More impor­tant­ly, coun­cil mem­bers are encour­aged to dis­cuss issues of inter­est or con­cern from spe­cif­ic com­mu­ni­ty inter­est groups with the Sher­iff and his Com­mand Staff.

The CAC will be used as a sound­ing board in devel­op­ment of the office’s update to our poli­cies, pro­ce­dures, and VLEPSC accred­i­ta­tion efforts. The CAC is essen­tial to our plan­ning process and serves as our Crime Prevention/Community Safe­ty Coun­cil that guides our agency efforts for becom­ing and remain­ing a Cer­ti­fied Crime Pre­ven­tion Community.

For more infor­ma­tion please con­tact Lt. Seal at (540) 635‑4128