Posted on August 23, 2022
Arlington, Virginia – Capt. Jose Quiroz was named chief deputy of the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, making him the first Latino chief deputy to hold the position.
“As a sheriff, I worked closely with Chief Quiroz throughout his various roles with the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office. I have seen firsthand his commitment to actively engage with community members, staff and those in our care,” says Sheriff Arthur.
Chief Quiroz’s parents immigrated to the United States from Honduras in the late 1960s, arriving in Washington, DC and later settling in Arlington, VA. He and his family lived on the south side of Arlington County in the Columbia Pike corridor. Originally from 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 four years with an honorable discharge.
After being hired into the Sheriff’s Office in September 2001, Chief Quiroz rose through the ranks from 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 in the detention center and assisted two sections as an administrative sergeant. In 2018, he was assigned to Training Sergeant which was a newly created position in the Training Section. He was tasked with overseeing the field training program, supervising newly hired deputy sheriff recruits, and assisting 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 tasked with overseeing all Sheriff’s Office contracts, including medical and food service contracts.
Chief Quiroz created the Sheriff’s Office’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign which donated over fifteen thousand dollars to the Virginia Hospital Center Ambulatory Clinic. He was 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 the community leaders to organize a successful event. Prior to assuming the position of director, he was a member of the planning committee. He is still an advisor for the Arlington 9/11 Memorial 5K. Chief Quiroz is a member of the Virginia Sheriff’s Association, the American Jail Association and the American Correctional Association.
Chef Quiroz is proud of his Latin American heritage and in 2019 he donated a monetary gift he received from the VFW Post 3150 Assistant of the Year award to Edu-Futuro, a non-profit organization based in Arlington. He received this award for his integral involvement with the agency and his community involvement in many previously shared organizations. Edu-Futuro’s mission is to empower immigrant and underserved youth and families through mentorship, education, leadership development, and parental engagement. Chief Quiroz’s sense of service to the community and to his profession is something we hope to instill in every member of our agency. He goes above and beyond every day, while being one of the most humble people you will ever meet. He embodies service and duty, while treating everyone he hires with dignity and respect. “I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve the Sheriff’s Office, the community, the staff and those in our care. Growing up in Arlington, serving our community is very important to me and I will continue to stay committed, engaged and working 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 spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and enjoying Arlington’s diversity.