LOUDOUN COUNTY SHERIFF
Mike Chapman was elected Sheriff, Loudoun County, VA in 2011 and took office January 2012. He was reelected in 2015, and began his second term in January, 2016. He directs an $87M budget and operations for the largest Sheriff’s office in the Commonwealth of Virginia which handles county-wide law enforcement, the jail and our courts. The Sheriff’s Office employs approximately 800; 600 sworn deputies and 200 civilian personnel. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office serves a population of 350,000 and an area of 519 square miles.
During his first term in office, Sheriff Chapman expanded the Drug Abuse
Resistance Education (DARE) to include both Elementary and Middle Schools,
established a Cold Case squad; enhanced media outreach through integrated
technology and a restructured website; introduced on-line reporting;
professionalized the Human Resources and hiring processes; and improved training, accountability and efficiency. Sheriff Chapman also initiated a county-wide internet safety training program for parents (which has now been expanded to middle and high school students); added prescription and synthetic drug awareness with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); partnered with county schools for “No-Texting and Driving” campaign; helped integrate mental health services, and initiated Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training for deputies and dispatchers. With a myriad of stakeholders he initiated the Heroin Operations Team (HOT) in response to the rapidly growing national and local heroin problem. HOT addresses heroin abuse through targeted enforcement, education, training, prevention, and treatment.
Sheriff Chapman is the current Vice President of Homeland Security for the Major County Sheriffs of America (MCSA). He previously served on the Governor’s School and Campus Safety Task Force, the National Sheriffs’ Association, Major County Sheriffs’ Association, and the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association’s Congressional and Legislative Committees. He graduated from the FBI National Executive Institute (NEI) and Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA); the US Army War College – National Security and Strategy Seminar (Certificate of Leadership Development); the National Sheriffs’ Institute, the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute, and earned the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services’ Executive certification. He has had articles published in professional periodicals to include the International Chiefs of Police The Police Chief and FBI LEEDA Insighter magazines, and provided numerous articles and editorials for local publications.
Sheriff Chapman formerly worked for the Howard County Maryland Police Department in the Divisions of Patrol, SWAT and Criminal Investigations; and for the DEA as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Northern District of California; as Acting Regional Director of the Far East; as DEA’s Chief of Public Affairs; as the Country Attaché for Seoul, Korea; as a Supervisor in McAllen, Texas; and in field assignments in Miami, Tampa, and Pakistan. In the private sector, Sheriff Chapman worked as a Subject Matter Expert on the Global Security/Law Enforcement team with Booz Allen and Hamilton.
Sheriff Chapman is married to the former Ann Rafferty and they have six children and seven grandchildren. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, University of Maryland (Honors), and a Master’s in Public Administration from Troy State University, Alabama (4.0).