Scott Jenkins

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Service Record

Rappahannock County Virginia Sheriff's Office

Rank Sergeant, Lieutenant, Chief Deputy[1]
Dates of Service Ended January 2012.[2]
Last Known Status Separated

Culpeper County Virginia Sheriff's Office

Rank Sheriff (2012)
Dates of Service Elected 2012.
Salary $133,563 (2022)[3]
Last Known Status Active


Deputy of the Year

Jenkins received the Deputy of the Year Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.[1]

Victim's Advocacy Award

Jenkins received the Victim's Advocacy Award from the Culpeper Crime Victim's Assistance Program.[1]

Incident Reports

2019-2023 Bribery

From April 2019, Jenkins accepted bribes from several businessmen in exchange for naming them as auxiliary deputy sheriffs and issuing badges and identification cards.[4]

Response Timeline

On June 29, 2023, Jenkins was indicted and charged with one count of conspiracy, four counts of honest-services mail and wire fraud, and eight counts of federal programs bribery. Jenkins faces up to 165 years in prison if convicted.[4]

On July 14, 2023, Jenkins pleaded not guilty.[5]

On November 7, 2023, Jenkins lost his bid for re-election and will exit as Sheriff in January.[6]

LEO Ratings


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 About, Scott Jenkins
  2. Alex Sharp, Sheriff’s Office hires chief deputy, 3 others, Rappahannock News, 2012-03-22
  3. Scott Jenkins H, Culpeper County, govSalaries
  4. 4.0 4.1 Virginia Sheriff, Three Others Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges, U.S. Attorney's Office, 2023-06-29
  5. Culpeper sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case, NBC Washington, 2023-07-14
  6. Matthew Torres, Virginia sheriff indicted on fraud charges loses re-election, WUSA, 2023-11-08