Experience and Resume

Chief Deputy Donald Simpson is a lifetime resident of Appomattox County and has over twenty-five years of law enforcement experience with the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office.
Learn more about his career in the resume below.


Chief Deputy

Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office


Rank of Major.  Responsible for the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s Office.  In this position, Donald supervises 21 full time sworn deputies, five part-time deputies, and two civilians.  Additionally, Donald manages a 1.6 million dollar budget, federal and state grants, asset forfeiture, FOIA Compliance, department training, and evidence.

Criminal Investigator

Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office.


Donald worked diligently to solve violent crimes, sex offenses, and other crimes against people and property.  While in this position, he served on the Central Virginia Homicide Squad, the Central Virginia Computer Crimes Task Force, Southern Virginia Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, and served as a Tactical Team leader.

Patrol Deputy / SRO

Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office

Patrol Deputy, Tactical Team member, Field Training Officer, First School Resource Officer at Appomattox County High School (1999) , and DARE officer.



Associates, Criminal Justice

Columbia Southern University


Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy


Appomattox County High School



Volunteer Service


Criminal Justice Advisory Board

Lynchburg College

2016 to present

Appomattox County TRIAD


Virginia Military Institute Parent’s Council




Certifications and Awards