The Sheriff is a city official and a State Constitutional Officer elected every four years by the citizens of Buena Vista. Randy Hamilton is the current Sheriff, having first been appointed in April of 1996 to fill an unexpired term and then re-elected in 2005, 2009 and 2013.
The Sheriff’s office currently consists of two full-time and five part-time employees. Main duties of the office are serving civil processes, courtroom security and transportation of inmates. The Sheriff and deputies also have law enforcement rights and can make an arrest when necessary.
For more information on this office, contact Sheriff Randy Hamilton at 540-261-8615.