The Grayson County Sheriff s Office is a public safety agency that prevents crime, suppresses criminal activities, and protects residents lives and their property. It provides law enforcement and emergency services to the citizens of Grayson County, Va. The office supports Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), which is an international education program that seeks to prevent the usage of illegal drugs, gang activities and violent behavior. The Grayson County Sheriff s Office operates a communication center that responds to calls for police, fire and emergency medical assistance. It offers concealed weapon permits, animal control, noise violations, and domestic violence and sexual offenses prevention services. Located in Independence, Va., the Grayson County Sheriff s Office employs a staff of more than 25 state- or grant-funded sworn and civil personnel.