The Roanoke Sheriff’s Department is in the midst of several significant changes, the least of which being the recent announcement of the retirement of two-term Sheriff Tim Allen.
In a social media post dated Friday, January 29, officials from the sheriff’s office said, “After 34 years of dedicated and loyal professional law enforcement service to the Roanoke Community, Sheriff Allen retired from the Roanoke Sheriff’s Office. He started his career in March of 1987 as a deputy in the Jail Security Division. He held every rank between this department and his tenure at the Western Virginia Regional Jail. The entire department, as well as the community, benefited from Sheriff Allen serving in the City of Roanoke. His leadership and passion for law enforcement and corrections is beyond evident. The Roanoke Sheriff’s Office staff would like to thank Sheriff Allen for all the years of faithful and committed service to the department. You will definitely be missed.”
The post concludes with, “Congratulations, Sheriff! You deserve this!”
A lifelong resident of Roanoke, Allen spent over 20-years with the Sheriff’s office before accepting a command position with the Western Virginia Regional Jail in 2008. After five-years, Allen left the Jail in 2013 to pursue the role of Sheriff; a position to which he was elected in November of that year. Allen has served the City of Roanoke as Sheriff ever since.
Allen’s retirement marked the second which the Sheriff’s office celebrated this month. On January 22, Master Deputy Denise Perry bid farewell after more than 25-years of service to the department.
To mark the occasion, Sheriff Allen himself noted that Perry had spent over 9,100-days in the service of the community.
“Congratulations on your retirement Master Deputy Perry!” Sheriff’s office officials wrote on Facebook. “We will miss you at community events and in the courthouse everyday! It is very well deserved – enjoy!”
As a result of the well-earned retirements, the Roanoke Sheriff’s Department is in the process of hiring additional personnel.
A job posting for the role of Deputy Sheriff states, “The Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified persons who are interested in a career in corrections and law enforcement. We desire individuals who are dedicated and committed to providing quality service to the community. It is essential that out Deputy Sheriffs’ possess the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, commitment and dependability. If you want challenging and rewarding experiences and wish to work with other dedicated professionals, then the Sheriff’s Office encourages you to apply.
If you meet the qualifications and are ready for a challenging career with a starting salary of $37,375.84/YR, start your career today to ‘build a better tomorrow’.
20-year-old hiring age
11 paid holidays
14 working days a month
25-years’ retirement at age 50
Professional training and education
Group Life, Medical, Dental and Long-Term Disability plans
Paid leave, extended illness leave, family leave, and military leave Retirement System with Law Enforcement Supplement
Uniform and equipment provided
”Any questions, please call our background investigator at 540-853-5894.”
The Virginian Review will provide updates regarding the sourcing of new deputies as additional information becomes available.
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