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Paul W. Higgs  
Title: Sheriff
Phone: 540-372-1056
Sheriff P.W. Higgs

Sheriff Paul W. Higgs is a lifelong resident of the City of Fredericksburg. Sheriff Higgs began his law enforcement career in 1977 as an Auxiliary Police Officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department. In 1983, Sheriff Higgs became a full-time Police Officer with the department until he transferred to the Fredericksburg Sheriff’s Office in 1986. In 1994, Sheriff Phillip Robinson promoted Sheriff Higgs from Deputy Sheriff to Chief Deputy Sheriff. Upon Sheriff Robinson’s retirement on December 31, 1998, Circuit Court Judge John W. Scott Jr appointed Sheriff Higgs to a one-year term as Sheriff of the City of Fredericksburg. During a special election on November 15, 1999, Sheriff Higgs won a two-year term to fulfill retired Sheriff Robinson’s remaining term. Since that time, Sheriff Higgs has held the job as Sheriff of the City of Fredericksburg.  

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