About the Sheriff

Law Enforcement Career

Ron Montgomery is the Sheriff of York County and the City of Poquoson. He was appointed to this position by the Circuit Court Judge Richard Rizk to fulfill the remainder of the term of retired Sheriff J.D. Diggs and then was elected by the citizens of York County and the City of Poquoson on November 7, 2023.

Sheriff Montgomery started his law enforcement career with the Sheriff’s Office in January of 1975. During his career he has been a patrol deputy, Major Crimes Investigator, Commander of the Major Crimes Division and has served as the Chief Deputy for the Sheriff’s Office since March of 2000. Sheriff Montgomery’s training and education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from St. Leo University,  the Police Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond, leadership courses from the Southern Police Institute and numerous training courses through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Sheriff’s Office Philosophy

Sheriff Montgomery is a strong proponent of community policing and has a history of establishing strong working relationships between the community and the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Montgomery established the Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Advisory Committee in 2020 and this committee has been effective in establishing even more effective means of collaboration and communication between the Sheriff’s Office and the community.

Other Areas of Service

Sheriff Montgomery is a member of the Virginia Sheriff’s Association, the National Sheriff’s Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He has coached middle school football and baseball in York County and was the head baseball coach at Bruton High School for two years. He is a member of the Grafton Kiwanis Club and is on the Board of Directors for the York County Chamber of Commerce and the Boys and Girls Club.

Personal Information

Sheriff Montgomery was raised in York County and is a graduate of York High School. He lives in the Bruton area of York County and he and his wife Terri have five children and three grandchildren.