Veteran Brian Jenkins joined the US Navy/Naval Reserves in 1986 and served for eight years. He went on to pursue success in the classroom and in his civilian career in law enforcement. Brian currently works as the Chief Deputy for the Augusta County Sheriff’s office, and he works tirelessly to give back to his community.
Brian joined the US Navy/Naval Reserves immediately after graduating high school in 1986. Serving as an aviation ordnanceman Brian was responsible for all things weaponry related. From guns and ammo, to missiles and bombs this position moves, lifts, tracks, and transfers the firepower aboard ships and aircraft.
After leaving active duty, Brian attended night school at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD studying Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement. He graduated with an associate degree in 1993. In 1994 he relocated to the Shenandoah Valley to be with his fiancé and was hired by the Wayensboro Police Department. Brian served many roles while with the Wayensboro Police department including patrol officer, resource officer, field training officer, narcotics investigator, patrol corporal, patrol sergeant, and service sergeant. He was also named the Wayensboro Police Department Officer of the Year in 1997.
In 2006, Brian joined the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office and has served in Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and now Administration as the Chief Deputy. He started as a Master Deputy in 2006, Investigations Sergeant in 2012, and Lieutenant in 2016 and then as Chief Deputy. Academically, after receiving his associate degree from Montgomery College, Brian graduated from the Virginia Forensic Science Academy 77th Session in 2010. He returned to college and earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Averett University in 2015. In May 2018, he graduated from Liberty University with a master’s degree in Criminal Justice/Public Administration.
Brian has received numerous awards over the years, including the 2008 VFW Officer of the Year and the 2011 Augusta County Employee of the Year. Though, he takes the greatest pride in three Sheriff’s Unit Commendations that were received by the Investigations Division for solving crimes in 2008, 2014, and 2017.
Since becoming the Chief Deputy of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, Brian helps Sheriff Donald Smith with the daily operations of the office. In addition, Brian solely oversees, manages, and operates the ACSO evidence room. Has secured well over a million dollars in grant funding for protective gear, positions, and equipment for the deputies in Augusta County. Brian works tirelessly for his community, the Sheriff’s Office, and his family.
Loan Officer Michelle Fix from our ALCOVA Mortgage Staunton, VA branch was honored to present Brian with his Hometown Hero award.
*Pictured left to right: Sheriff Donald Smith, Michelle Nuckols, Brian Jenkins, Shannon Hardigree (daughter), Kristen Jenkins (daughter), Kathy Jenkins (wife), Jeremy Hardigree (son-in-law), Michelle Fix, and Pickle Nuckols.
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