Sheriff Alisa Gregory leads the teams at the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office and has worked for the Sheriff’s Office for 25 years. She was born in Richmond and went to Highland Springs High School graduating in 1987. She made history in 2019 when she was elected Sheriff and became the first female and African American to hold the office.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management with a minor in Leadership from the University of Richmond where she also received her master’s degree in Disaster Science (Emergency Management). Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office, she worked for the Postal Service.
In 1998 Sheriff Gregory became a Deputy at Jail East. Since then she has worked in Alternative Sentencing, Training, Administrative Services, Programs and Quality Assurance before becoming Chief Deputy in 2015, Undersheriff in 2019 and elected Sheriff in 2019. She is a DCJS Certified General, Firearms and Defensive Tactics Instructor; FEMA Instructor for ICS 100; 200; 300 and 400; FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award Recipient; Deputy of the Year in 2001 awarded by Varina Ruritan Club; Excellence in Public Service in 2006 awarded by Henrico County; Distinguished Service (Tom) Baehr Award in 2006 from the Henrico Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Gregory’s professional affiliations include FBI-LEEDA; American Jail Association; Virginia Sheriff’s Association; American Correctional Association; International Association of Chiefs of Police; Virginia Association of Directors of Criminal Justice Training and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
She is married with four children and three grandchildren.