07 October 2014
The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office is a more streamlined organization now.
By identifying individual roles of command staff, relieving lieutenants of most administrative duties, and making some key promotions, Sheriff Eric Hess’s reorganization of the department will enable it to “become much more efficient,” he said.
With the creation of two captain positions, Hess centralized command staff into three officers: himself, Capt. Thomas Brennan, and Capt. Von Hill.
Brennan, who has become Hess’s new chief deputy and heads up field operations, brings to the position 36 years of law enforcement experience in the patrol, juvenile, detective, and administrative divisions of the agencies in which he has worked. Since coming to Fluvanna County he has investigated all major county crimes and provided assistance to outside agencies.
Hill, who oversees all administrative and judicial operations, has 20 years of law enforcement experience – 11 of which have been spent in Fluvanna County, first overseeing the school resource officer program and then becoming commanding officer for the judicial affairs, animal control, civil process, and records divisions.