Stacey Kincaid Sworn in as Fairfax County Sheriff
November 27, 2013
The Historic Courthouse in Fairfax was the setting for the swearing in ceremony of Sheriff Stacey Ann Kincaid, the first woman to lead the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office in its 271-year history.
On November 26, 2013, Kincaid took her oath of office in front of a standing room crowd of family, friends, elected officials, judges, public safety chiefs and Sheriff's Office staff. Dennis J. Smith, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court, administered the oath.
“I am humbled and honored that the voters chose me not only as a woman but also as an experienced deputy sheriff," said Kincaid. "I look forward to tackling issues inside the agency and developing new relationships with the communities that we serve."
Kincaid joined the Sheriff's Office in 1987, following her graduation from Frostburg State University in Maryland. A summer internship during college sparked her interest in a career as a deputy sheriff. During her tenure, she rose to the rank of captain, serving in both line and supervisory positions in confinement, alternatives to incarceration, court security and administration.
Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, addressed the standing room crowd in the Colonial Courtroom. "I look forward to serving Fairfax County alongside Stacey Kincaid. I think she is going to bring tremendous skill, energy and perspective to the top job in the Sheriff’s Office and as a phenomenal partner in our Fairfax County public safety family."
The Sheriff's Office has jurisdiction in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax and the towns of Herndon and Vienna. Its three core functions are managing the Adult Detention Center, providing security in the Courthouse and serving civil law process.