Sheriff Roper began his career with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office over 21 years ago. In 1986, he was the founding member of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force which consisted of several agencies in the upper Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. During his career, Sheriff Roper was assigned to various federal task forces, including Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation including the FBI’s Drug and Violent Crime Force in Winchester, Virginia.
In 2004, he was elected to the Office of Sheriff of Clarke County, Virginia and presently holds this office.
Sheriff Roper’s firearms certifications include advanced firearms work with Sig Arms Academy and H&K. He is a graduate of the Virginia Forensic Science Academy and the FBI National Academy Sheriff Roper has completed numerous advanced management training programs and is a graduate of the National Sheriff’s Institute.
He is a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute, a member of the Nine Lives Associates and a member of the Academy of Security Educators and Trainers.
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