HJ672: Commending Darrell W. Warren, Jr.

Offered February 1, 2021
Commending Darrell W. Warren, Jr.
Patrons-- Hodges; Senator: Norment

WHEREAS, Darrell W. Warren, Jr., sheriff of Gloucester County, was unanimously elected as president of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association in September 2020; and

WHEREAS, a native of Williamsburg, Darrell Warren joined the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy in 1991; as he rose through the ranks, he served as commander of the Special Operations Unit, supervisor of the Criminal Investigations Division, and division commander overseeing patrol deputies, investigations, school resource officers, communications, and auxiliary personnel; and

WHEREAS, Darrell Warren served the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office as its public information officer, and after his promotion to chief deputy in 2010, he guided the department through the process to achieve accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission the following year; and

WHEREAS, Darrell Warren was first elected as sheriff of Gloucester County in 2012; during his tenure, he has ably led more than 100 sworn deputies and civilian employees across multiple divisions and has provided exceptional service to more than 38,000 residents in a 288-square-mile area; and

WHEREAS, Darrell Warren has ensured that his deputies have the tools and training to fulfill their mission to serve and protect the residents of Gloucester County, while working diligently to build trust and a strong sense of community with members of the public; and

WHEREAS, under Darrell Warren’s leadership, the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office achieved reaccreditation and has cultivated good communication and coordination with regional and state entities; and

WHEREAS, outside of his law-enforcement career, Darrell Warren serves the community as a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of Gloucester and the Abingdon Ruritan Club; and

WHEREAS, as president of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, Darrell Warren will serve and represent the 8,600 sheriffs, deputies, and civilian employees within the organization for a one-year term; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Darrell W. Warren, Jr., on his election as president of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Darrell W. Warren, Jr., as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his service to the Gloucester County community and fellow law-enforcement officers throughout the Commonwealth.