Court Services Division, Community Outreach Division

Roanoke County Courthouse

The Roanoke County Sheriff's Office Court Services Division includes the civil process and court security units as well as the professional standards unit. The primary objectives of the civil division are: 

  • Carry out all judgments imposed by the courts
  • Serve all civil process papers in a timely manner
  • Roanoke County Sheriff's Office is not responsible for service of either preliminary or emergency protective orders. All protective orders issued for Roanoke County residents are served by the Roanoke County Police Department
  • Assure compliance with accreditation standards
  • Hiring, training, and development of staff

Division Captain - Community Outreach

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, son 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


  • To be faithful to not only fellow law enforcement officers but to the community with respect and trust.
  • To treat others as you want to be treated. To be courteous and respectful even under stressful and negative situations.
  • To communicate with confidence, honesty, integrity, and morally.
  • To put the welfare of others before our own interest.
  • To act professionally on and off duty and serve the citizens of Roanoke County to the best of my ability.

Division Captain - Court Services

Captain Mark Crouch

Captain Mark Crouch is a native of the Roanoke Valley, growing up in Salem. Prior to serving the citizens of Roanoke County, he worked 11 years in the airline industry as a station manager and trainer, as well as serving a period in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Erlangen, Germany with the 1st Armored Division during the final years of the Cold War. He has currently served in a public service role since May 2000. He is a DCJS certified Firearms Instructor and General Instructor for the Roanoke County Sheriff's Office. 

Personal Life

He is married to his wonderful and supportive wife, Kagan. Together, they have one son and are very active in his life. His family is very active in their church and he strongly supports the Christian ideals that founded this great nation. Captain Crouch enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and shooting sports. A personal goal of his is to obtain his private pilot's license in the next several years. 

He is proud to serve the citizens of the Roanoke Valley and looks forward to continuing ushering them into a safer future.


  • U.S. Army M1A1 Armor Crewman School
  • Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy
  • Virginia Tech - General Studies
  • VWCC - General Studies (emphasis on Criminal Justice) National College - Pharmacy Technician Certificate


  • DCJS Firearms Instructor, DCJS General Instructor, Reid School of Interrogation and Interviews
  • Military and Law Enforcement Awards
  • Good Conduct Medal (U.S. Army)
  • "Top Gun" Award (Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy)