Effective January 1, 2014, Sheriff Todd E. Godwin promoted Douglas Wayne Greer Jr. to the position of Lieutenant of Corrections. Greer began his law enforcement career in 1998 at the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office as a Correctional Officer. In 2000 he was reassigned to Chincoteague High School as a School Resource Officer. In 2002 he was reassigned to the Patrol Division and worked many aspects of patrol including street crimes unit, canine and drug task force. As a certified law enforcement officer, Greer continued to advance in the department as he was appointed to Corporal in 2008 and Sergeant of Patrol in 2011. Lt. Greer is in charge of the day to day operations of the jail.
The Accomack County Jail has clearly defined philosophies, goals, and objectives when it comes to the detention of adults. The Correctional staff and their supervisors are familiar with these and strive to achieve a safe and secure Jail facility. The Accomack County Jail is maintained to comply with all local, state and federal regulations. The Accomack County Jail is a maximum security jail with an average daily inmate population of 95. Inmate charges range from murder to shoplifting. The Accomack County Jail shall attempt to maintain those held in custody in a safe and humane manner until legally released.