Sheriff Ron Gillispie

"Serving the Lynchburg Community for 43 years"

Ron Gillispie has served as Lynchburg's Sheriff since 2002, building a distinguished record of outstanding service and leadership.Sheriff Read more...

About Sheriff Gillispie

Written by Administrator
Monday, 11 August 2008 17:13

Sheriff Ron Gilispie has served in law enforcement for over 43 years, and served as Lynchburg Sheriff since January 2002. After implementing many positive changes including the replacement of Wachenhut Security with retired deputies and police officers for court room security, with TDO (Temporary Detention Order) transports assisting the Lynchburg Police Department since October of 2002 allows police officers to stay in Lynchburg policing the streets and, as promised during his 2001 campaign, bringing the Project Lifesaver program to Lynchburg in April, 2002, Sheriff Gillispie was re-elected in November 2005, 2009, and 2013.

Virginia State Coordinator for Project Lifesaver International

Sheriff  Gillispie accepted the appointment as the Virginia State Coordinator for Project Lifesaver International.  Chief Executive Officer Gene Saunders was on hand to make the presentation to Sheriff Gillispie.  The State Coordinator assists Project Lifesaver International by providing trainers for new Virginia agencies that desire to implement the Project Lifesaver program to their individual communities.  This provides these agencies certified training from a public safety agency in their state which enhances the programs effectiveness in delivery of the training and cost reduction.

The selection of State Coordinator is the highest recognition and endorsement that Project Lifesaver International can bestow on a member agency.

While at the Lynchburg Police Department

  • Patrol Officer for over 20 years
  • Vice and Narcotics Investigator
  • Worked in Administration Bureau
  • Served on First Tactical Unit

While at the Liberty University Police Department

  • Lieutenant in Charge of Investigations 
  • Adviser to the Chief of Police
  • Senior Law Enforcement Instructor for New Officers


  • Firearms – Attained Master Ranking
  • Accreditation – Assisted in Lynchburg Police Department Accreditation Process
  • Educational – Associate of Police Science
  • 84 credit hours toward Criminal Justice Degree
  • Field Operations – 20+ years in the field
  • Honorary Service – 27 years of dedicated and exemplary service
  • Meritorious Service – Operation Crack Down, Undercover drug operation

More Experience...

  • Instructor Certification: Department of Criminal Justice Services
  • Police General Instructor
  • Police Firearms Instructor
  • Police Defensive Driving Instructor
  • Personal Protection Specialist Instructor
  • Private Investigator Instructor
  • Unarmed and Armed Security Officer Instructor
  • Charter Member Fraternal Order of Police – Past President
  • Lynchburg Law Enforcement Officers Association - Trustee

Military - U.S. Navy Veteran

  • Achieved E6 Rank
  • 1st Class Master at Arms
  • Served 1964 - 1969
  • Vietnam Veteran, An-Thoi 1965-1966
  • Served 1979 - 1981


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