Field Operations Division
The Field Operations Division is divided into four (4) shifts. 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. This division is led by a Field Operations Division Captain.
The Campbell County Sheriff's K-9 Unit consists of three (3) canine teams, each of which are trained in special disciplines.
Training consists of a basic school that ranges from seven (7) weeks for narcotics canines to sixteen (16) weeks for bloodhounds. Once the team has completed basic certification, the training does not stop. Each team continuously participates in maintenance training twice monthly for the service life of the canine.
The K-9 teams trained in narcotics detection are also cross-trained to track missing and wanted persons, conduct searches for evidence and apprehend fleeing subjects, suspected of crime.
The bloodhound K-9 team is a single-person canine team that specializes in tracking missing people. The bloodhound is able to conduct searches for those who have been missing anywhere from a few minutes up to several days.
Captain Cliff Wood
Captain Clifford Wood was hired by former Sheriff Robert Maxey in January 2001 as a Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy. He attended and graduated the Central Va. Criminal Justice Academy, Class 55 in June 2001. He was assigned to the Field Operations Division as a deputy in June 2001. In 2003 Cliff became a member of the Campbell County Special Response Team (SRT). There he served on the team for 13yrs in a capacity as an SRT operator, sniper, and sniper team leader.
Cliff was promoted to sergeant in the Field Division in 2004 under Sheriff Terry Gaddy. In 2005 he transferred to the investigation division (CID) as a narcotics investigator. In 2006 Cliff was promoted to the rank of Field Division Lieutenant where he led his shift for approximately 5 yrs. In 2011 he transferred back to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) as a General Investigator. In 2016 Cliff transitioned into the role of a narcotics investigator and was assigned to the Va. State Police, Central Va. Drug & Gang Task Force (CVDGTF) where he served until May 2020. Cliff transferred from CID back to the Field Division in May 2020 at the rank of Field Operations Lieutenant.
During the course of Cliff’s career, he has received numerous awards, including the Medal of Valor, Distinguished Service, Commendation and Life Saving awards. He is Central Va. Criminal Justice Academy firearm instructor where he teaches basic firearms to academy students and also departmental training to deputies of the Sheriff’s Office.
In January 2021 Cliff was appointed to the position of Field Operations Captain under Sheriff Whit Clark where he continues to serve. He looks forward to continuing to serve the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Campbell County.