Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur will make history next week, when she’s sworn in as the first female president of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA).
Hundreds of sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and special guests from around the state will attend the VSA conference in Virginia Beach, where Sheriff Arthur will be sworn in on Tuesday (September 11).
The VSA currently has 8,600 members, and acts as the primary voice for Virginia sheriffs before boards, commissions and the various legislative bodies of Virginia. Additionally, VSA provides information about emerging law enforcement issues, corrections, crime prevention and other topics as related to the sheriff’s office.
The VSA is known for its consistent requests to the governor and General Assembly to increase salaries, enhance retirement and improve conditions for deputy sheriffs.
Arthur was elected First Vice President of the VSA for the 2011-2012 year. Her term as President will last for one year after she’s sworn in next week.