The Field Operations Division provides 24-hour proactive patrol of Campbell County, as well as reactive response to calls for service. It is also responsible for traffic control and enforcement, preservation of crime scene evidence, and K-9 activities.
The Operations Division is divided into three shifts. The Field Operations Division is headed by a Field Captain. Each shift is headed by a Field Lieutenant. All shifts have access to specialized units. Each patrol shift is responsible for answering calls for service and enforcement.
Field Operations Division
Captain Mark Schmitt
Captain Mark Schmitt graduated Brookville High School in 1989 and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He is an Operation Desert Storm veteran, and was appointed in 1999 by former Sheriff Robert E. Maxey as a field deputy. In 2001, Mark became a member of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (S.R.T.), and in 2011, Mark was promoted to Field Lieutenant. He was later appointed team commander of the S.R.T. in 2019.
During the course of Mark’s career, he has received numerous awards, including the Medal of Valor, Distinguished Service, Life-Saving, Commendation and Meritorious Service Awards. He is a Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy instructor, where he teaches general instruction, patrol rifle, basic firearms and SWAT coursework.
On January 1, 2020, Mark was appointed Captain in the Field Division and continued Special Response Team Commander. He looks forward to continuing to serve the Sheriff’s Office personnel and citizens of Campbell County.