Challenger Announces Candidacy for WJCC Sheriff

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Tim Davis

Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff Robert “Bob” Deeds will have a challenger this November.

T.W. “Tim” Davis, a James City County resident and retired law enforcement officer, announced he is running for sheriff Wednesday evening in a news release.

He is listed on the ballot as an Independent.

“While the current Sheriff has done an excellent job protecting our local courthouse, it is my belief that our outstanding deputies have more to offer the community,” he said.

Although his first priority will be to continue ensuring the safety and security of the courthouse and ensuring smooth civil processes for the community, he said he wants to see the courthouse deputies “take on a more active role in supporting our hard-working and dedicated local police departments.”

“I am confident that my experience as a law enforcement manager, my education, and my training will allow me to lead this Sheriff’s Office into a transparent, fiscally responsible, and bright future of continued community service,” he said.

Davis, a father of three, became a deputy with the York-Poquoson Sherif’s Office in 1992, then transferred to the City of Williamsburg Police Department, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant. He then moved to the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office before retiring in 2014.

During his 22 years in law enforcement, he has earned numerous awards, including outstanding deputy and officer of the year.

He has also served as an instructor for areas of law enforcement such as active shooter, drug enforcement, firearms and bike patrol.

Davis said he has been active in the community since he moved to the Historic Triangle 25 years ago, coaching girls softball, youth baseball and football.

He said he decided to run after “careful consideration and feedback from our local community and law enforcement professionals.”

Davis will face Deeds, who has held the position of Sheriff since 2000, in the Nov. 3 election, when all registered Williamsburg and James City County voters can cast their ballots.

The courthouse sheriff and its deputies are responsible for serving civil processes, serving levies, holding sheriff’s sales and satisfying judgments. They are also responsible for ensuring the security of the courthouse, its staff and the citizens who enter it for any purpose.

The WJCC Sheriff is elected for a four-year term.

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