Sheriff Whitt has served Montgomery County since 1984 and has more than 35 years in law enforcement in the New River Valley. Sheriff Whitt is a 1972 graduate of Radford High School and proudly served as a United States Marine, attaining the rank of E-5 Sergeant in four years of active duty prior to beginning his law enforcement career. He began his law enforcement career with Christiansburg Police Department in 1976 and remained there until being hired by the Sheriff's Office in 1984. Rising through the ranks at the Sheriff's Office, he served as Commander of the Patrol Division prior to being elected Sheriff in 2004.
Located along the I-81 corridor, the county of Montgomery is one of the fastest growing in the region and encompasses the towns of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and the campus of Virginia Tech. Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is a full service Sheriff's Office in that they provide law enforcement, investigations, civil process/warrant service, court security, and corrections functions to Montgomery County. Sheriff Whitt and his Command Staff oversee a team of more than 120 trained professionals that take pride in serving the citizens of Montgomery County.