• Organizational Chart of Sheriff's Office

  • Division Lieutenant Colonel

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    Lieutenant Colonel Brent Hudson is a native of Salem and has proudly served the valley in a law enforcement role since 2001. Lieutenant Colonel Hudson is 1 of 9 close family members that have served in law enforcement and is a third generation officer following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. 

    Lieutenant Colonel Hudson has a broad knowledge of law enforcement with his background as a police officer and as a deputy sheriff. Lieutenant Colonel Hudson believes in taking a positive role with our youth in the valley to prevent criminal behavior as well as providing a safe community for our citizens.


    • Liberty University - Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice
    • Roanoke City Police Academy - Law Enforcement Certification (2005) Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy - Jail/Court Services Certification (2002) National Jail Leadership Command Academy- Sam Houston State University
    • Professional Executive Leadership School - University of Richmond
    • Batten Institute of Leadership - Hollins College
  • Certifications

    General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Patrol Rifle Instructor, Driving Instructor, IPMBA Patrol Bike Certified, School Resource Officer Certification


    • To serve the citizens of this valley by providing a safe and secure Jail that operates on a fiscally responsible budget.
    • To provide adequate education and special programs to inmates that will reduce recidivism.
    • To work with community and faith based organizations to prevent criminal activity and provide educational programs for our youth.
    • To hold accountability of this office and treat others with respect, dignity and honesty.