Effective June 1, 2017, Sheriff Todd E. Godwin promoted Anthony A. Bright to the position of Lieutenant of Investigations. He joined the Accomack County Sheriff's Office in 1997 as a Correctional Officer. Anthony later transferred to the Patrol division in 1998, where his duties also included field training officer. In 2005, he transferred to the investigations division as an investigator. In 2011, he attended the Forensic Academy in Richmond, Virginia and was promoted to Sergeant of Investigations. Lieutenant Bright is responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of the Investigations Division.
The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office employs five criminal investigators. The investigative division handles all of the major crimes committed in the county of Accomack. They are trained in the latest forensic science technology in order to identify, collect and preserve physical evidence at crime scenes. This information is vital for the successful prosecution of defendants in our criminal justice system. Our investigators are qualified to handle a vast array of offenses from a simple larceny to complex murder investigations.