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Sheriff Diggs Announces Bid for Re-Election

YPSO Sheriff J.D. "Danny" Diggs speaks at a press conference in June 2015. (WYDaily/File photo)
YPSO Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs speaks at a press conference in June 2015. (WYDaily/File photo)

Yorktown, VA January 11, 2019

J. D. “Danny” Diggs has announced that he will be seeking re-election as Sheriff of York County and the City of Poquoson.  Diggs was first elected Sheriff in 1999, and ran unopposed in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.

Sheriff Diggs said, “I have enjoyed serving the citizens of York and Poquoson as their Sheriff.  Over the years, the trust that the public has for the Sheriff’s Office has grown.  I have to give the credit to the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office.  They are the ones who everyday, 24 hours a day, put their lives on the line; and they serve our community in a caring and compassionate manner, always treating people with courtesy and respect.  I am proud to be their leader.”

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office was first accredited in 2003 and re-accredited in 2007, 2011, and again in 2015 under Diggs’ leadership. “That was one of my original campaign promises,” Diggs said. “Setting standards has helped raise the level of professionalism. I think that the community sees us as a modern law enforcement agency and is well pleased with the services that the Sheriff’s Office provides.  We treat people with the utmost respect and try our hardest to solve problems for people regardless of the situation. I think the community has faith in our abilities and trusts us.  I believe that we are perceived as one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the region.”

Diggs started his law enforcement career in 1976, at the age of nineteen, as a dispatcher for the Poquoson Police.  In 1977, he joined the York County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer. He also served as a Uniform Patrol Officer and as an Investigator. In 1989, he joined the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office and rose through the ranks to the position of Major. His education and training include holding a degree in Police Science and graduating from the prestigious FBI National Academy, as well as numerous other local, state, and federal law enforcement training programs.

Sheriff Diggs is a member of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, the National Sheriffs’ Association, the FBI National Academy Associates, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also an Endowment Member of the NRA.

Sheriff Diggs is an active member of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association and served as their President in 2011-2012.  He is also a member of the National Sheriffs’ Association and has served on their CJIS/Technology Committee and the Legislative Affairs Committee.  Diggs was appointed by Governor Bob McDonnell to serve on the Wireless E-911 Services Board.

He is active in the local community and has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit groups including the York-Poquoson Red Cross and the York County Chamber of Commerce.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the York County Boys and Girls Club. He is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Grafton.

Danny was born and raised in Poquoson and now lives in the Seaford area of York County. He is married, has two children, and five grandchildren.

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Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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