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Leadership Changes In Virginia.

Sheriff Thomas N. Faust of the Arlington County Sheriff's Office recently became executive director of the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA). Faust, who has more than 23 years of experience in criminal justice and law enforcement, was serving his third term as sheriff of. Arlington. County, Va., and also Arlington County's chief deputy, director of a administration and deputy sheriff. Faust is credited with helping make the county jail one of the most progressive jails in Virginia.

"Sheriff Faust's extensive experience in managing a progressive law enforcement and criminal justice program will be a tremendous asset to the National Sheriffs' Association and the sheriffs of America," said Sheriff Philip Mckelyey, immediate past president of NSA.

Beth Arthur, former director of administration for the Arlington County Sheriff's Office, has replaced Faust. Arthur, who was employed with the county sheriff's department for 14 years, 12 of which she held her position as a division chief, is the first female sheriff to serve the county. As director of administration for the sheriff's office, she is a sworn peace officer. "I want to ensure the office continues in the right direction," said Faust. "Arthur knows the office inside and out."

Both Faust and Arthur began their new positions in July.
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Title Annotation:Sheriff Thomas N. Faust and Beth Arthur
Publication:Corrections Today
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2000
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