Clarke County Sheriff Roper announces retirement

Clarke County Sheriff Anthony W. “Tony” Roper announced that he plans to formally announce his retirement at an event held in front of the Circuit Court on North Church Street in Berryville on Friday, April 21st at 4 pm.

Roper was a 1978 graduate of Clarke County High School who began his law enforcement career as a 911 dispatcher.

He also served as a Sheriff’s Deputy in Loudoun County before returning to Clarke County.

Roper is a founding member of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force and the regional FBI Drugs and Violent Crime Task Force.

He took over as Sheriff in 2004 and was elected to his fifth term in November 2019.

Under his leadership, he helped the department reach accreditation by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission in 2011.

Roper has served on numerous boards and plans to stay active with some of those after his retirement.

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