CAROLINE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
SHERIFF A. A. "TONY" LIPPA, JR.
118 COURTHOUSE LANE
P.O. Box 39
BOWLING GREEN, VIRGINIA 22427
Phone: 804-633-1120 Fax: 804-633-1124 Dispatch: 804-633-5400
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CCSO COMMAND STAFF
SHERIFF A. A. "TONY" LIPPA, JR.
Sheriff Lippa began his career in public safety in 1975 as a Police Aide in Henrico County. Lippa's sworn service to the citizens of the Commonwealth began in 1976 when he was sworn in as a Henrico County Police Officer. Lippa graduated from the academy with the top skills award. This award covered firearms, driving and physical fitness. Lippa continued as a Henrico Officer until 1979. Lippa then began his Virginia State Police career, graduating from the 67th basic state police academy with additional physical fitness awards. From 1979-1989 he was a Virginia State Trooper stationed in Caroline County.
Lippa was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Virginia State Police Academy from 1989 until 1992. Lippa then transferred back to his adopted home - Caroline County - and served as a Sergeant over Caroline and King George counties from 1992 to 1994.
Lippa was promoted once again in 1994 to the rank of state police first sergeant. In that position, Lippa was the manager of the Bowling Green office of the Virginia State Police. In this position, Lippa was responsible for all state police activities in Caroline and King George counties. Lippa retired from the Virginia State Police in 2003 to run for sheriff of Caroline County. Lippa said at the time that he thought the county, "...needs a sheriff who is more responsive to the needs of its citizens." He won just over 66% of the vote in the 2003 general election against a 12-year incumbent, carrying all but one voting precinct in the county. It was Lippa's first attempt at a public office.
In 2007, Lippa won 70% of the popular vote, winning every voting precinct in the county despite a 3-way race for the office.
Once Again in 2011, Lippa easily won a third term as the Caroline County Sheriff. "I'm both proud and humbled to be chosen to lead the sheriff's office here in Caroline for another 4 years," Sheriff Lippa remarked.
Lippa is a graduate from the Central Police Academy, the 4th Basic Henrico Police Academy, the 67th Virginia State Police Academy, and the 100th session of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He also graduated from the 89th Session of the National Sheriff's Association's National Sheriff's Institute. Lippa holds an Associate Degree in Education from J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College, a Bachelor's in the Administration of Justice from Virginia State University, and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate from Virginia Commonwealth University.
In his spare time, Lippa officiates basketball, and has since the age of 15. Lippa is married and resides in the Bowling Green section of the county with his wife and family.
MAJOR C. SCOTT MOSER
Major C. Scott Moser began his career in public safety with the Caroline County Sheriff’s office in 1988, as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Jail. He graduated from the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice “Jail Basic” Academy, receiving the Top Overall Achievement Award later that same year. In 1989, Moser completed the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice “Law Enforcement Basic” academy, once again earning the Top Overall Achievement Award. Upon completion of the Law Enforcement basic academy, Moser was assigned to uniform patrol, where he was responsible for enforcing all criminal and traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordinances of Caroline County.
In 1993, Moser was assigned to the Investigative Division. Assigned as one of only two Investigators, Moser was responsible for a large majority of the criminal investigations carried out by the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office.
In 1994, Moser was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Investigative Division. His responsibilities included the supervision, technical assistance and administrative control within the Investigative Division. In 1995, Moser was recognized by the United States Customs Service for his efforts and support in the investigation of the Chambers Organization, an international cocaine smuggling organization.
In 2000, Moser was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. In that position, Moser was responsible for managing and coordinating the operations and activities of the Patrol and Investigative Division’s.
In 2002, Moser was promoted to the rank of Captain. During this assignment, Moser was responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of the patrol division, investigative division, court services unit and communications.
In 2008, Moser was promoted to the rank of Major where he was responsible for managing the Records, Courts, Communications, and Investigative divisions of the department, in addition to the agency’s neighborhood watch program and grant funding.
In August 2009, Moser was appointed by Sheriff A. A. Lippa, Jr. to the position of Chief Deputy of the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office. As 2nd in command, Moser’s responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department, developing budgeting and planning operations for the effective operation of the department, coordinates activities involving federal, state and local agencies and oversees all divisions within the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, to include patrol, investigations, support services, courts, civil process, communications, records and special teams.
Moser has accomplished many achievements throughout his law enforcement career. From 1995 to present, Moser has been responsible for obtaining and managing over $1,000,000 in Federal and State grants. In February 2001, Moser was recognized as “Employee of the Month” for the County of Caroline. This achievement is awarded to a county employee that demonstrates outstanding work performance. Major Moser attended Virginia Tech from 1982 through 1986. In 2006, Moser completed the Public Safety Institute, a Master’s course offered through the Virginia Commonwealth University.
Moser resides in Bowling Green with his wife and he is very active in the community. He was even named the "Top Volunteer" by Caroline Magazine. He is the president of the Caroline Humane Society, and vice president of the Caroline Ruritan Club and the Sparta Ruritan Club. He has participated in the Torch Run since 2004. He has helped at events such as Polar Plunge and Cops for Kids. Polar Plunge raises money for individuals without heat, and Cops for Kids raises money for children to purchase Christmas presents.
CAPTAIN A. W. LAMBERT
Captain A. W. Lambert began her career in Criminal Justice as a Surveillance Officer with the Virginia Department of Corrections in 1998. Lambert was later promoted in 2002 to a Probation & Parole officer and worked out of District #1 (Richmond) and District #27 (Chesterfield).
In January 2004, Lambert began her career with the Caroline County Sheriff’s office as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the patrol division. Later that same year, Lambert graduated from the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy where she received the “Top Female Physical Fitness Award”. Upon completion of the Academy, Lambert was assigned to uniformed patrol, where she was responsible for enforcing all criminal and traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordinances of Caroline County.
Lambert was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant in 2006, where her responsibilities included providing guidance and assisting deputies and other personnel in the performance of their law enforcement duties.
In January 2008, Lambert was transferred to the position of Administrative Sergeant and focused mainly on attaining accreditation for the department.
Later in 2008, Lambert was re-assigned to the Criminal Investigative Division as a Sergeant. In this position, Lambert was responsible for ensuring the adequate operation of the General and narcotics Investigators.
In July 2009, Lambert was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to the Administrative Division, where her primary duties included Internal Affairs, Accreditation, Training and other administrative duties. In the fall of 2009, Lambert developed and organized the departments 1st Annual Citizen’s Police Academy.
In March 2010, Lambert was transferred to the uniform patrol division, where her duties include the responsibility of managing and coordinating daily patrol operations and activities.
In April of 2011, Lambert earned the distinction of becoming the first Caroline County Sheriff's Office Deptuy to ever be admitted into the FBI National Academy in Quantico. Lambert graduated in the 245th Session of the FBINA.
Lambert was promoted to the rank of Captain in December of 2011.
Captain Lambert received her Bachelor of Science Degree (Criminal Justice) from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997. Since beginning her career with the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, Lambert has been afforded the opportunity to complete various training programs such as First Line Supervisor, Advanced Patrol Techniques, Field Training Officer, and General Instructor and has also obtained National Certification as a Child Passenger Safety Technician. During her career with CCSO, Lambert has been presented with Good Conduct, Meritorious Conduct, Safe Driving, and Excellent Police Conduct awards.
Lambert is married and lives with her husband and family in Caroline County.
LIEUTENANT K.L. CHATMAN
Lieutenant Keith L. Chatman began his career in Law Enforcement in
1993 as a Corrections Officer for the Haynesville Department of
Corrections. As a Corrections Officer, he was responsible for the security
of over 1,200 inmates confined to the institution. During that year he
graduated from the Department of Corrections Academy as a Corrections
In 1995, Lt. Chatman came to work as a jailor for the Caroline County
Sheriff’s Office and graduated from Rappahannock Regional Criminal
Justice Academy Jail Basic in 1995. He then attended the academy for
Law Enforcement Basic and graduated in 1997.
From 1997-2000 he served as a Patrol Deputy.
In 2000, he became a School Resource Officer for Caroline County High
School, and was the DARE instructor for the 5th grade classes at the
Caroline County Elementary Schools. During the summers he handled
investigations and was responsible for investigating major crimes within
Lt. Chatman was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2003 and his primary responsibility was supervising the deputies assigned to his shift at the time.
In 2006, he was promoted to Lieutenant of Investigations and was responsible for managing and investigating major crimes, as well as being the supervisor for the narcotics unit. He has also served as the leader of the Special Emergency Response Team, an evidence custodian, and even oversaw the Communications Division.
Currently, Lt. Chatman is the Lieutenant of Patrol. His responsibilities include supervising patrol functions and deputies, as well as being the representative for mental health issues for the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office.
Lt. Chatman has completed training in various subject matter. He has been trained in hostage negotiation, and serves as one of the hostage negotiators for the Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Chatman has completed SWAT school, Tier I and Tier II Leadership courses, Crisis Intervention, ALERRT Training, Advance Patrol Techniques, and DEA Task Force training. He has also been a General Instructor since 2005 and is a three-time Sheriff’s Award winner.
Lieutenant Chatman has obtained his Associates Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University and is also a United States Army Veteran; airborne qualified. He has served as a Deacon at Jerusalem Baptist Church since 1996, where he is also the superintendent of Sunday school, and the vacation bible school teacher for grades 9th-12th. He is the Vice Chairperson for the Missionary Ministry and the Chairperson for the Seniors Ministry. He is also a member of the YoungLife committee for Caroline County, and the Caroline County CERVE committee which assists transits with hotel stays and gas money for their travels. He has also been a licensed real estate agent for seven years.
Lieutenant Chatman resides in Sparta with his wife and two sons, one of which is currently an investigator for the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office. He is a proud grandfather and when he is not serving the public he enjoys hunting and fishing.
LIEUTENANT S. L. CARY
Lieutenant S. L. Cary began his law enforcement career at Paramount’s Kings Dominion in 1997, where he attended the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy. Later that same year, Cary began his career with the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office in the uniform patrol division, where he was responsible for enforcing all criminal and traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordinances of Caroline County.
Cary was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2004, where his responsibilities included providing guidance and assisting deputies and other personnel in the performance of their law enforcement duties.
In 2009, Lt. Cary completed all of the requirements of a fire investigator and later that same year he completed all of the requirements of a Fire Inspector I and II, thus marking the beginning the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office’s fire investigator program. His role as a Fire Investigator/Inspector includes investigating all fires that occur within Caroline County that have an unknown origin.
In January 2012, Cary was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant assigned to the patrol division. His duties include the responsibility for managing and coordinating the operations and activities of the Patrol Division and giving advice and leadership to supervisors and deputies in the field.
Since beginning his career with the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, Cary has been afforded the opportunity to complete various training programs such as First Line Supervisor, Advanced Patrol Techniques, Field Training Officer, Project Lifesaver Specialist and Instructor, and numerous arson investigation classes. During his career with CCSO, Cary has been presented with Good Conduct, Meritorious Conduct, Excellent Police Conduct, Life Saving, Firearms, Safe Driving, and Deputy of the Year awards.
Cary is married and lives with his wife and family in Caroline County.
CAPTAIN J. H. CROWDER
Captain Joe Crowder began his career in public safety in 1994, as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to Uniform Patrol. He graduated from the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice “Law Enforcement Basic” Academy. Upon completion of the Law Enforcement basic academy, Crowder was assigned to uniform patrol, where he was responsible for enforcing all criminal and traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordinances of the County.
In 1998 Crowder was assigned as a Patrol K-9 officer and attended the Virginia State Police Canine Training Academy for thirteen weeks. In 2003 he returned to the Virginia State Police Canine Training Academy with a Patrol Canine and was also certified as a Patrol Canine Trainer. In 2005 Crowder returned a third time to the Virginia State Police Canine Training Academy to attend the Basic Narcotics Canine Training.
Crowder was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2007, where his responsibilities included providing guidance and assisting deputies and other personnel in the performance of their law enforcement duties.
In 2009, Crowder was assigned to a new position of Lieutenant in charge of patrol operations. Duties included the responsibility for managing and coordinating the operations and activities of the Patrol Division and giving advice and leadership to supervisors and deputies in the field. Crowder also served on several committees and prepared recommendations to the Sheriff for operational effectiveness and efficiency.
In October of 2014 Crowder was reassigned as the Administrative Lieutenant in charge of Training, Court Security, and the vehicle fleet.
In November 2016 Crowder was promoted to Captain in charge of investigations, courthouse security, and training.
LIEUTENANT T. L. NUTTER
Lieutenant Travis L. Nutter began his law enforcement career in 2000 with the Bowling Green Police Department. Nutter graduated from the 64th law enforcement basic training class of the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy in 2001 with the top skills award. This award covered firearms, driving, defensive tactics and physical fitness.
In 2002, Nutter began his career with the Caroline County Sheriff's Office, assigned to uniformed patrol. Nutter led the uniformed division of the Caroline Sheriff's Office in drug related arrests for the years of 2002 and 2003. In 2004, Nutter was assigned to Narcotics Investigations as a narcotics investigator. From 2004 through 2009, Nutter conducted numerous large scale, multi-state drug related investigations, quickly gaining recognition from various organizations and law enforcement agencies for his efforts in drug enforcement. Nutter was also recognized as an expert witness in the field of drug enforcement by several federal and state court systems.
In 2009, Nutter was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, supervising narcotics and general investigations and the Caroline Sheriff's Office asset forfeiture program. Since 2009, Nutter has been awarded two Excellent Police Conduct Awards, a lifesaving award for his actions while rescuing a citizen that was trapped in a burning vehicle and most recently, the Fredericksburg Region of the Fraternal Order of Police, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.
In October of 2014, Nutter was promoted to Lieutenant in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division. His responsibilities include the supervision, technical assistance and administrative control of the Investigative Division.
Nutter is married and lives with his wife and family in Caroline County.
LIEUTENANT J.C. HEFFLER
Lieutenant Julie C. Heffler began her career with Caroline County as a
Special Police Officer for the Animal Control Department in 1987.
She was then assigned to uniformed patrol as the Deputy Assistant
Animal Control Officer in 1989. She was responsible for enforcing the
Comprehensive Animal Laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well
as ordinances of Caroline County. In 1994, Lt. Heffler graduated from
the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy Law
Lt. Heffler was instrumental in the shelter receiving The Award of
Distinction after the Animal Control Division was evaluated over a
two-year period, using both announced and unannounced visits. At that
time, Caroline County was one of only six counties that were honored
with this award by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services. They stated, “…..in Caroline’s case we found a department
that was doing everything it should be and doing it in an extraordinary
Lt. Heffler has received many awards throughout her career with
Caroline County Sheriff’s Office. In 2000, she received the Award of Excellence from the Board of Supervisors for her dedication, professionalism, and going the extra mile to help. In 2008, Lt. Heffler was promoted to a Deputy Sheriff under Sheriff Lippa. She received the Meritorious Conduct Award in 2009. She also won the Excellent Police Conduct Award in 2010 and 2011, Good Conduct Award in 2012 and 2016, and the Deputy of the Year award in 2012. She then received the Sheriff’s Award in 2014.
In 2012 she was promoted to Sergeant.
In 2015 she was promoted to Lieutenant. She is responsible for managing Caroline County’s Animal Shelter as well as directing and coordinating the activities of the shelter technicians and the uniformed Animal Control Deputies.
Lt. Heffler has received extensive training throughout her career such as Animal Fighting Investigations, Dogfighting Investigations Conduit to Drugs, Gangs and Guns, Animal Cruelty Investigations, Equine Cruelty Investigations, Chemical Capture, and Certified Euthanasia Technician.
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