Sheriff

The Sheriff's Office Will Be Closed on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22

Office will reopen at City Hall (300 Park Ave.) on Tuesday. April 23

The City Hall renovation project is almost complete, and the schedule is set for reopening the building to the public.

The last day of City Hall offices (including the Sheriff's Office) open at 400 N. Washington St. will be Thursday, April 18. 

In addition to the Sheriff's Office, the following offices will be closed to the public on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, and will reopen at regular hours at 300 Park Ave. on Tuesday, April 23:

  • Commissioner of the Revenue (Vehicle Registration, Business Licenses)
  • Treasurer (Tax Payments, Dog Licenses, Vehicle Decal)
  • Voter Registration
  • Planning (Permits, Building Safety, Zoning)
  • Police Records
  • Public Works (Permits, Solid Waste)
  • Sheriff
  • Administration (City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, Communications, Finance, HR, IT)

A Message from the Sheriff

As your elected constitutional law enforcement officer, it is an honor to serve you, the citizens of the City of Falls Church as your sheriff. I thank you all for your continued support of this office. In today's challenging times it is important that this office conveys how we serve our city and its citizens.

This website affords you all an opportunity to learn more about the Falls Church Sheriff's Office and the services we provide. Each and every employee of the Falls Church Sheriff's Office is committed to the highest standards of professionalism and service on behalf of the community we serve. This office has carefully aligned its staffing and resources to insure effective law enforcement services are provided to the citizens of the City of Falls Church. I am very proud of the Sheriff's Office employees for their dedication and commitment to our community.

Sincerely,
Sheriff S. Stephen Bittle

Mission and Purpose


It is the mission of the Falls Church Sheriff's Office to effectively perform all lawful duties in a professional and reliable manner to insure the safety of the citizens and visitors to the City of Falls Church. The Falls Church Sheriff's Office is committed to fairly and impartially enforce the laws of the United States of America, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the ordinances of the City of Falls Church. I have established a community oriented law enforcement philosophy that is predicated upon mutual cooperation with the Falls Church Police Department and neighboring agencies that enables the community to unite in a partnership to achieve the common goal of enhancing the quality of life in our great Little city.

To accomplish the above, the Falls Church Sheriff's Office will commit its resources in partnership with the community to:
  • Be vigilant to promote a safe and secure environment.
  • Execute civil process.
  • Maintain order and provide a secure environment for court proceedings.
  • Practice our core values of integrity, respect, service and fairness.