|Alleghany County Sheriff Hall Announces Re-Election Bid|
Covington, VA (April 17, 2019) - Sheriff Kevin W. Hall, 54, has announced his re-election candidacy for a fourth term as Alleghany County/City of Covington Sheriff in the November 5, 2019 general election. He was notified on February 8, 2019 by the voter registrar that he had received the required number of signatures, and had filed the proper paperwork to be placed on the ballot for re-election.
Born June 4, 1964 in Alleghany County, parents Barbara Hall of 804 Summit Drive and the late Houston E. â€śEddieâ€ť Hall, who was a member of the Alleghany County Board of Supervisors, attended Boiling Spring Elementary, 1982 graduate of Alleghany County High School, received a law enforcement certificate from DSLCC in 1988, Associateâ€™s degree in Criminal Justice from DSLCC in 1989, graduate of the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice 49th Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy in Waynesboro where he was elected class president and honored as the top driver, is a general instructor at Central Shenandoah, and Cardinal Criminal justice Academy in Salem, resides at 508 Bird Farm Road in Covington with his wife Deanna, and two daughters Alexis 20, Delaney 11.He has three adult children, two who reside in the Alleghany highlands a son Ryan 26, and a daughter Addison 25. His daughter Bailey 23 resides in Montgomery County. He has three granddaughters Kaliyah, Sadie, and Raegan. He is a member of Temple Baptist Church.
Law Enforcement Career: hired as a patrolman at the age of 21 by the Covington Police Department during his 22 years of service he was a patrolman, DARE officer, member of the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force, patrol sergeant, and at the time of his election to office of Sheriff he was a detective sergeant, in 1997 he was named â€śPolice Officer of the Yearâ€ť by Covington Post 1033, Veterans of Foreign Wars, law enforcement training resume includes basic supervisor training, VCIN/NCIC certified dispatcher, and computer aided dispatch training, basic and advanced fundamentals of traffic accident reconstruction from Virginia Commonwealth Universityâ€™s Transportation Safety Center, attended U.S. Department of Transportation methamphetamine, and marijuana interdiction conference, surveillance training through the Virginia State Police, death scene investigation and photography, attended Roanoke Police Departmentâ€™s Homeland Security Defense instructorâ€™s school. Graduate of the National Sheriffâ€™s Institutes 95th training session due to receiving an all expense paid scholarship in Longmont Colorado. Heâ€™s on the Virginia Sheriffâ€™s Association membership committee which has assisted twelve local high school graduates with scholarship money to attend college in the past twelve years. He was elected to the Virginia Sheriffâ€™s Association board of directors by the membership in 2011, and he currently holds the office of Secretary.
Clubs/ Organizations: Covington Masonic Lodge- 2002 Worshipful Master, Clifton Forge Shrine Club, Roanoke Kazim Shrine Temple, Safehome Board of Directors, assistant football-baseball coach at CHS. He donates his time to provide security for the Alleghany Heart Unit at the Queen of Hearts pageants.
Highlights of past eleven and a half years as Sheriff: Working with Clifton Forge Police Chief Balser, Covington Police Chief Broughman, Iron Gate Police Chief Hodge, Bath County Sheriff Norfleet, and Alleghany County/City of Covington Commonwealth Attorney Ed Stein to sign a mutual aid agreement that allows officerâ€™s to cross jurisdictional boundaries when requested so we can pool our resources, and provide the entire Alleghany Highlands community with the best possible police service available.
Using $177,345 of a U.S. Department of Justice COPS Technology grant to purchase, and install mobile-portable radios in Sheriffâ€™s office, Clifton Forge PD, Covington PD, Douthat State Park police vehicles. Also, portable radios were purchased for area Virginia State Police, to upgrade and enhance radio communications between all area law enforcement. Implemented mobile data computers in all patrol vehicles as part of a technology grant as well.
He assigned a full-time investigator to the Alleghany Highlands Drug Task Force.
Ten deputies have attended a National Institute of Justice NIJ workshop â€śInnovations in Forensic Scienceâ€ť at Radford University with no cost for training, lodging or meals.
Two officers graduated from the ten week Forensic Science Training Academy in Richmond which gives them the ability to process crime scenes and properly package evidence to be processed.
Partnership with the District 23 Masonic Lodges (Covington, Clifton, Millboro, Valley Springs) to provide child id dvdâ€™s to guardianâ€™s in case of lost or missing children.
Hall was appointed in July 2015 to the E-911 Services board by Governor McAuliffe as the representative from the Virginia Sheriffâ€™s Association. He was elected chairman of that committee in January 2019.
He along with his son Ryan traveled the state with Governor Northam as he did his Grand Round tours at the five medical schools educating future physicians on the dangers of opioids, showing the documentary and telling their story.
Due to his expertise in the opioid crisis Sheriff Hall was appointed to the Governorâ€™s Advisory Commission on Opioids and Addiction who meet quarterly in Richmond.
He was successful with expanding the SRO program along with the Board of Supervisors and the Alleghany school system. Every county school now has a School Resource Officer in the building.
Sheriff Hall partnered with the Community Services Board to provide mental health, and substance abuse counseling in the jail.
He worked with the CSB and Covington, Clifton Forge PD to obtain a grant to form a Crisis Intervention site and hire CIT officers to man the assessment center which should be operational July 1 this year.
Hobbies: trout fishing, hunting, camping, coaching, working with area youth, and spending time with family.
Hall points out that without the hard work of a very professional, and dedicated staff I wouldnâ€™t have been able to implement my previous campaign goals such as fostering positive relationships with are law enforcement, fire and rescue agencies, been able to change the work schedule to increase patrol presence during the busiest times such as nights and weekends, provide a full-time drug task force member, establish a promotional process.
I would like to thank the Alleghany County Board of Supervisors, City of Covington Council, Town of Clifton Forge Council, and the Iron Gate Town Council for their support over the past eleven and a half years, and look forward to continuing a good working relationship the next four years.
If re-elected we will continue to provide a professional, and efficient law enforcement service for the entire community. The goals for the next four years are to improve on the current services that we provide. Also to work with area leaders on the overcrowding jail issue. We will work with the Commonwealth Attorney Ann Gardner, and the Circuit Court Judges to pursue providing a Drug Court.
It is also a goal to maintain the trust, confidence, and the support of the citizens of the Alleghany Highlands. I want to thank everyone for their support since my election to this office; it has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you! I ask for your vote on November5, 2019 to re-elect me as Sheriff of Alleghany County/City of Covington.
Anyone wanting signs or to help with the campaign can call him at 969-7367.