Jail Division


The Roanoke County Sheriff's Office is proud of our jail and the staff who operate it. It is our philosophy to provide temporary supervised housing for persons entrusted to the Sheriff's Office's care, to meet their basic human needs, and also provide programs that will assist those persons in becoming a productive part of society upon release from our jail.


Lieutenant Colonel- Opperations

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.