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
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.