Scott H. Jenkins

Leadership for our times.

March 9, 2018

The bullet that killed Kate Steinle was shot from a gun being held by (or stepped on by, if you care to believe it) illegal immigrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate. (Some media outlets call him an “undocumented” immigrant, but he’s undocumented because he’s illegal.) If Zarate had not been in the country, he wouldn’t have shot Kate Steinle, plain and simple. Whether it legally amounted to murder or another homicide is beside the point. She is dead because he was here.

Zarate should not have been here. He had been deported five times and been convicted seven times of felonies. Zarate “would not have been on the streets of San Francisco if the city simply honored an ICE detainer.”

Incredibly, despite the fact that Kate Steinle’s death is directl...

February 7, 2018

After the DC Metropolitan Police Department (“DC MPD”) conducted a body-worn camera (“bodycam”) study involving more than 2,000 officers, the New York Times’ headline on the study results was: “A Big Test of Police Body Cameras Defies Expectations.” That headline reveals the stunning anti-law enforcement bias behind the expectation that bodycams will curb supposed bad behavior by law enforcement.

About the Study

A group called “The Lab @ DC,” housed within the DC City Administrator’s Office, conducted the study. It compared 1,000 DC MPD officers who wore bodycams with 1,000 who didn’t. It is reportedly “one of the largest randomized evaluations of BWCs [bodycams] conducted to date.” The study primarily looked at the differences in uses o...

January 30, 2018

On Thursday, January 21, I had the privilege of attending the AWS Foundation lecture series at Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center in Washington, DC. Joseph E. diGenova, former United States Attorney for the District of Columbia under President Reagan, spoke about “The Politicization of the FBI.” Mr. diGenova is founding partner of the Washington, D.C. law firm of diGenova & Toensing, LLP.

From his first word, Mr. diGenova laid out, clearly, simply, and forcefully, the chronology showing how the Obama Administration systematically and deliberately worked to exonerate Hillary Clinton of the multiple felonies she committed in her email handling and the subsequent cover up. This same effort was used simultaneously to attempt to frame Presiden...

January 17, 2018

Any attempt to enact gun control legislation is necessarily an attempt to influence human behavior. Of course, influencing human behavior can be a laudable goal. For example, when we pass laws making homicide a crime, that’s an attempt to influence human behavior. When we pass laws banning drunk driving, that’s an attempt to influence human behavior. And as these two examples show, making something illegal will not deter criminals from engaging in that behavior. With gun control, it’s not even a good reason to try.

The appetite for gun control, usually in the wake of tragedy, is predictable. As an attempt to control human behavior, it’s pointless. The reasons it won’t accomplish what liberals claim is their goal is simple: it can’t. The...

December 19, 2017

Concealed carry, and concealed carry reciprocity, helps make more secure communities. Legislation has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Senate should take up and pass the bill.

November 9, 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has advised that hacks into our nation’s critical infrastructure, including our energy sector, are ongoing. I have discussed energy infrastructure threats previously, and it's not a pretty picture. The recent joint Technical Alert from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI makes several critical points:

  • “Advanced persistent threat” actions are targeting government entities and organizations in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors. That in itself should make any thinking person very, very concerned.

  • The Department of Homeland Security assesses the activity as a “multi-stage intrusion campaign.” That is to say, it’s strategic and unlikely to st...

October 31, 2017

Today’s “terrorist” attack in Manhattan has shaken people up. Reportedly, a 29-year old man driving a rental truck and shouting “Allahu Akbar!” mowed down bicyclists, pedestrians, and rammed a school bus with children on it. As this is being written, 8 people have died and 11 have been injured.

Although terror attacks in other countries are unfortunately not uncommon, they are still unusual enough here that people are still surprised by them. Perhaps people would not be quite so surprised if all jihadi attacks were accurately identified and reported by mainstream media, but that is a different discussion.

Sadly, we should have seen this coming. Those who are knowledgeable about Islam and what it requires of its adherents have been educat...

October 18, 2017

Complicit journalists spent decades covering up Harvey Weinstein's crimes. We cannot let the false narrative of "changed consciousness" detract us from that.

October 3, 2017

Once again the gun control debate in this country begins before people can finish grieving. Intelligent discussion needs to focus on causes not tools.

September 27, 2017

For those who study violence in faith-based communities, the shooting Sunday at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee has many common characteristics.

By all accounts, this was not a spur of the moment attack. The shooter had at least two guns with him and was wearing a mask. He attacked quickly. The violence began in the parking lot as the shooter murdered a woman walking to her car. After killing her, the shooter continued to the church, entering from the rear. There, he continued shooting, hitting several churchgoers still gathered in the church following the service.

At this point, the shooter appeared ready to gun down anyone and everyone one in his path. Thankfully, though, this shooting ended in a way that we...

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Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins

Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins, a career law enforcement professional, has proudly served as Sheriff of Culpeper County, Virginia since 2012. Situated just 75 miles from the nation's capital, Culpeper County houses several key federal and private facilities, many of which require enhanced security.

Scott Jenkins is a recognized thought leader in the areas of Second Amendment rights, secure communities, constitutional government, and law enforcement. He is recognized for his no-nonsense but compassionate approach to law enforcement. His thought leadership in these areas has resulted in him being invited to the White House numerous times for briefings with the Executive Branch. He also speaks at local, state, and national conferences on these issues. He has numerous appearances on Fox News, local network affiliates of the major networks, international media, and digital media. Print stories on his principled stands have appeared in local, national, and international media.


In 2019 Scott made headlines by promising to deputize thousands of law-abiding citizens in the face of proposed unconstitutional gun control legislation. His principled stand, as well as his untiring commitment to protecting our Second Amendment, helped lead to the defeat of one of the most overreaching gun-control bills proposed by the Democrat Virginia legislature in the 2020 session. His fight for our God-given rights, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment, continues.


Scott Jenkins has held a number of supervisory and leadership positions throughout his career. He formed the first SWAT Team in Culpeper County, conducted the first active shooter training in Culpeper, and has served for years as a tactics and firearms instructor. Under his leadership, active shooter training has been provided to every public school employee in Culpeper County. The Culpeper Sheriff's Office provides free concealed carry training to thousands of law-abiding citizens.


Protecting his community always has been, and remains, Scott Jenkins' highest objective. Toward that end, he is pleased to have prevailed in several lawsuits brought by the ACLU and similar groups attacking his cooperation with the federal government in enforcing our nation's immigration laws. Scott does not back down from what he believes is right.


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