• 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.

Community Outreach Coordinator Chad Beheler

Chad Beheler was raised in Botetourt County and attended Lord Botetourt High School graduating in 2001. After graduating he immediately enlisted in the United States Marines. After getting honorably discharged, Chad then began his law enforcement career with the Roanoke County Police in 2004. Chad attended the Roanoke City Police Academy and upon graduating began his training as a road officer. During his 12 years in Roanoke County he participated in multiple assignments throughout the department. The last two years of his time at the Roanoke County Police Department Chad served as the School Resource Officer at Hidden Valley High School.

In January 2016 he was given the opportunity to serve the community as a Deputy with the Roanoke County Sheriff's Office. Chad will serve as the Community Outreach Coordinator and very much looks forward to serving in this capacity. Chad will also be working with the Roanoke County Elementary Schools in the future. He asks that you do not hesitate to contact him for any community programs that he or the Roanoke County Sheriff's Office can assist with.

Chad currently resides in Roanoke County with his wife, daughter, and two Boxers.


  • Defensive Tactics instructor
  • R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Instructor
  • Driving Instructor
  • Certified Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Certified School Recourse Officer

Military Training, Deployments & Awards

Parris Island initial boot camp, Marine Combat Training, School of Combat Engineers.

My time spent in the Marines while being deployed consisted of kinetic clearing operations, multiple daily patrols in different cities throughout the Al Anbar Province of Iraq and searching homes of possible insurgents, collecting ordinance that were being used to deploy IED's and disposing of those items, all while trying to keep a positive relationship with the citizens of Iraq.


  • Combat Action Ribbon (earned during Operation Matador while deployed to the Syrian border)
  • Iraq Campaign
  • National defense medal
  • Global war on Terrorism
  • Global war on Terrorism Service
  • Selective Marine medal