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Arlington County Sheriff's Office

Special election for sheriff looking unlikely

It looks likely that there will be no special election for Arlington sheriff this spring. County Board members on Jan. 21 formally requested that the Circuit Court not order an election to fill the remaining months of the term of...

Sheriff’s Office inaugurates biometric monitoring

Arlington’s new sheriff entered office by launching an initiative he believes will help keep prisoners safer. Jose Quiroz, who became sheriff Jan. 6 upon the retirement of Beth Arthur, announced plans to have incarcerees monitored by biometric methods – through...

Editorial: Arlington sheriff owed thanks for her service

Arlington Sheriff Beth Arthur retired last week after more than two decades in her post and nearly 40 at the sheriff’s office. Like law-enforcement agencies everywhere, management of the office has come under fire from various quarters (including several now...

Retiring sheriff lauded for commitment to staff, incarcerees

“Quiet, taciturn, reserved and very, very unopinionated.” That’s how former Arlington Sheriff James Gondles described incumbent Sheriff Beth Arthur during the latter’s Jan. 6 retirement ceremony. “Well,” chuckled Gondles, who served in office from 1980-90 and now heads the American Correctional...

Two more Democrats join fray for sheriff

The performance of the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office took a drubbing as two challengers on Jan. 4 launched efforts to take away the job of the brand-new sheriff. Wanda Younger and James Herring detailed what they saw as flaws in...

Arlington sheriff holsters re-election, will retire at end of term

Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur on Nov. 24 became the second Arlington elected official to announce she would not seek a new term in 2023. “After more than 22 years as sheriff, and 36 years with the Sheriff’s Office, I...

Auditor abandons look at overtime in Sheriff’s Office

On second thought . . . well, never mind. The Arlington County government auditor, Chris Horton, has received permission to abandon an in-progress look at overtime costs at the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office. The audit began prior to the pandemic, and...

Public-safety agencies to laud those lost in line of duty

The Arlington County Police Department and Arlington County Sheriff’s Office will hold an observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day on Monday, May 10 at 8 a.m. in the courtyard of the Arlington County Justice Center. Owing to public-health conditions, the...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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