Regional jail names new chief

The Warren Sentinel

FRONT ROYAL — The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail recently tapped Deputy Superintendent Russell W. Gilkison to fill its vacant superintendent position, according to a RSW news release.

The RSW Regional Jail Authority is pleased to welcome Gilkison, and he has the full support of the board and staff, RSW Regional Jail Authority Board Chairman Doug Stanley said.

Gilkison was hired as the RSW Regional Jailís deputy superintendent in 2013, and was intimately involved in the facilityís startup, Stanley said. He has served as acting superintendent for three months.

"He came to the RSW with 16-plus years of progressively responsible experience with Loudoun County and has capably served as Deputy Superintendent over the past 4-plus years," Stanley said.

Gilkison's law enforcement career began in 1997 with the Loudon County Sheriff's Office, where he rose to the ranks of Assistant Division Commander of the Corrections Court Services Division, according to the release.

He is replacing Superintendent Bill Wilson, who has held the position for the past two and a half years. Wilson left for a position in Richmond which is closer to his family, the release said.

"On behalf of the Authority Board, I want to express our sincere thanks to Bill for his efforts in stabilizing the organization," Stanley said of Wilson.

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