About Sheriff Steve A. Hutcherson

photo of Sheriff Steve A. Hutcherson
Sheriff Steve A. Hutcherson was hired by Sheriff Sowell and began his law enforcement career as a field deputy. 

He was a field deputy for three years before being promoted to Investigator by Sheriff Maxey. He served the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years as Investigator. Hutcherson was assigned to the Regional Homicide Squad in 1984. 

For six years, he was assigned to the Lynchburg Regional Drug Task Force, investigating drug trafficking throughout central Virginia. While assigned to the Drug Task Force, he made undercover purchases of drugs, conducted surveillance of suspected drug dealers, executed search warrants, was involved in two wiretap investigations, and investigated several drug conspiracies that were prosecuted in the federal judicial system. He investigated or assisted in the investigation and prosecution of several hundred suspects. He was assigned to a federal task force that investigated a drug conspiracy also. 

While an Investigator, Hutcherson applied for and received an anti-drug grant to assist with drug enforcement in the county. Investigator Hutcherson also seized over $200,000 in illegal drug assets while working with the Task Force. 

Hutcherson left the Sheriff’s Office in 1993 and accepted a position as patrolman with the Altavista Police Department. Hutcherson applied for an anti-drug grant at Altavista and received the grant to assist with the arrest and prosecution of drug offenders. Over 200 arrests were made over the course of the four-year grant program. 

Hutcherson was promoted to Sergeant in 1995 and then promoted to Captain in 1997 when Capt. Brown retired. He served the Altavista Police Department as Captain until December 2003, when he left to accept the position of Chief Deputy of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Jan. 1, 2004. Sheriff Gaddy appointed him to the position when he took over as Sheriff. 

As the Chief Deputy, Hutcherson was in charge of Administration of the department. The Sheriff’s Office is divided into three divisions, Field, Investigations, and Administrative Services. 

Hutcherson was elected Sheriff in November 2011 and began his first term in January 2012. He was re-elected in 2015 and began his second term of service in January 2016. 

Hutcherson lives in the Lynch Station area of the county. He and his wife Molly have two daughters. They are members of Tree of Life Ministries Church. He is a past president of the Lynch Station Ruritan Club. He received the Ruritan of the Year Award in 2003 and the President’s Award in 2005. Hutcherson also sits on the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority Board of Directors, the Fray Trust Board of Directors, the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy Board, and the Board of Directors of Faith Christian Academy. 

Sheriff Steve Hutcherson would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you as your Sheriff for the past four years, and he looks forward to the next term. He appreciates feedback from all Campbell County citizens.