Message from the Sheriff

On behalf of my staff, I welcome you to our new website. We hope the information provided is helpful and answers any questions you may have about our department. Please feel free to contact us for any questions.

Sheriff Mike Mondul
Sheriff Mondul was raised in a military family where his father Steve proudly served the United States Navy for twenty-seven years. He worked in juvenile corrections for a year before being hired as a Danville Police Officer in 1993 where he rose through the ranks and was promoted to Investigator in 1998.
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He was transferred into uniformed supervision in 2003 where he held the rank of Lieutenant and was the spokesman for the Danville Police Department until he was elected by the people in 2009.

Sheriff Mondul has been in the criminal justice field since 1992 and holds a B.S. Degree in Education from Old Dominion University and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University.

Additional historical information on the Sheriff's office
Mike Mondul is only the fourth person to hold the office of Sheriff in Danville. He was elected on November 3, 2009. The first was Charlie Smith. Upon Sheriff Smith’s retirement in 1987, Dudley Bowling was named Interim Sheriff. He held that position for one year before Jim Dooley was elected on November 10, 1988. The office currently has 81 employees and serves approximately 45,586 citizens. In the early days, the Sheriff was called the City Sergeant. He later became known as the High Constable. In 1973 the name was changed to Sheriff, and the office moved into the Courts and Jails Building in 1975.