Effective August 1, 2017, Sheriff Todd E. Godwin appointed David W. Smullin as Lieutenant of the Patrol Division. Smullin began his law enforcement career with the Accomack County Sheriff's Office in 2000 as an Animal Control Officer. Smullin later transferred to the Patrol division in 2004 and has had training in several fields including, radar and lidar/laser operation, field training officer, crime scene investigations, and drug interdiction. In 2011, Smullin was assigned to the Investigations Division as an investigator. In 2012, Smullin was assigned to the Eastern Shore Drug task Force as a Narcotics Investigator. In 2014, he was promoted to Sergeant of the Patrol Division. Additionally, Lieutenant Smullin coordinates marine search and rescue responses. As Lieutenant of the Patrol Division, Smullin is responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of the Patrol Division and Animal Control.
The deputies constituting the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office are vested with the power to enforce the criminal laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the ordinances and regulations of the County of Accomack. The Patrol Deputies respond to approximately 15,000 calls per year. Each deputy shall endeavor to prevent the commission of offenses against the laws of the Commonwealth and against the ordinances and regulations of the county. They shall also be responsible to detect and arrest offenders against the same, and shall secure the inhabitants from violence and the property therein from injury.