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Captain Bateman has been a resident of Louisa County since 1968. He and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 23+ years. He is the Captain of the Administrative Division of the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office. He began his law enforcement career with the University of Virginia Police Department in 1972. After attending basic law enforcement academy he served as a patrolman until July 1977. After working six months as a licensed Private Investigator, he returned to law enforcement with the Louisa Town Police as a patrolman in January 1978. He joined the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in July 1978, and was assigned dual function of corrections officer/dispatcher. After six months he was promoted to Investigator and was assigned cases ranging from petty crimes to homicides and other more complex cases. He has testified in criminal trials in Louisa County and surrounding Virginia counties as well as West Va., Tenn., Texas, Georgia, and Florida. He was declared an expert witness in Louisa County and Charlottesville Circuit Court. After holding the title of investigator for 19 years.
He accepted an invitation to rejoin the Sheriff’s Office in 2001 as a Lieutenant in the Administrative Division, and was given the task of assisting the Sheriff in developing Standard Operating Procedures for the department’s Policy and Procedures manual. As the department continued to grow, he, as Training Coordinator, was responsible for scheduling and reporting required training to our regional academy and maintaining training files locally for all employees. He was promoted to Captain in 2007 and given additional responsibilities of processing applications for employment and procuring and issuance of uniforms and related equipment for deputies.