Sheriff Beth Arthur Announces a New Chief Deputy

Published on August 23, 2022

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Arlington, VA – Captain Jose Quiroz was named the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Monday, making him the first Latino Chief Deputy to serve in that role.

“As Sheriff, I have worked closely with Chief Quiroz throughout his various roles within the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office. I have seen firsthand his commitment to being actively engaged with community members, staff and those remanded to our custody,” says Sheriff Arthur.

Chief Quiroz’s parents immigrated to the US from Honduras in the late 1960’s, arriving in Washington, DC and later settling in Arlington, VA. He and his family lived on the south side of Arlington County on the Columbia Pike corridor. Being a native of Arlington County, he attended Abingdon Elementary School, Kenmore Middle School, and Swanson Middle School. After graduating from Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington in 1997, Chief Quiroz joined the United States Marine Corps and served for four years with an honorable discharge.

After being hired with the Sheriff’s Office in September 2001, Chief Quiroz rose through the ranks from a Deputy Sheriff working in the detention center and courthouse to being promoted to Sergeant in 2015. While working as a Sergeant he was assigned to all four shifts of the detention center and worked assisting two sections as their Administrative Sergeant. In 2018, he was assigned to the Training Sergeant which was a newly created position in the Training Section. He was assigned to oversee the Field Training program, supervise newly hired deputy sheriff recruits, and assist with other assignments in the section. In 2019, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assumed the role of Training Coordinator, overseeing all training related functions for the Sheriff’s Office. Most recently, in 2022, he was promoted to Captain, and assigned to oversee all Sheriff’s Office contracts to include the medical and food services contracts.

Chief Quiroz created the Sheriff’s Office annual breast cancer awareness campaign which has donated over fifteen thousand dollars to the Virginia Hospital Center Outpatient Clinic. He served as the Director of the Arlington 9/11 Memorial 5K from 2019-2022. He oversaw the planning, budget, and execution of the event and worked closely with all four Arlington public safety agencies and community leaders to put together a successful event. Prior to serving as the Director, he was a member of the planning committee. He still serves as an advisor to the Arlington 9/11 Memorial 5K. Chief Quiroz is a member of the Virginia Sheriff’s Association, American Jail Association, and the American Correctional Association.

Chief Quiroz takes pride in his Latin American heritage and in 2019 donated a monetary gift he received from the VFW Post 3150 Deputy of the Year award to Edu-Futuro, a nonprofit organization based in Arlington. He received this award for his integral involvement with the agency and community involvement in many of the organizations previously shared. Edu-Futuro’s mission is to empower immigrant and underserved youth and families through mentorship, education, leadership development and parent engagement. Chief Quiroz’s sense of service to the community and to his profession is something that we hope to instill in each member of our agency. He goes above and beyond every day, while being one of the humblest people you will ever meet. He embodies service and duty, as well as treating everyone he engages with dignity and respect. “I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve the Sheriff’s Office, community, staff, and those remanded to our custody. Growing up in Arlington, serving our community is very important to me and I will continue to stay engaged, committed, and work hard for the Sheriff’s Office”, says Chief Quiroz. Chief Quiroz lives in Arlington with his wife, two children, and their two dogs. In his time off, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoying the diversity of Arlington.

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