STAFFORD, Va. – Governor Robert F. McDonnell is coming to Stafford to sign bills into law.

The governor will meet with Stafford Sheriff Charles E. Jett on Wednesday, July 18. While there, he will sign into law bills that increase support for public safety officials and agencies, said McDonnell spokesman Jeff Caldwell.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s department traces its roots back to 1664 when Colonial Virginia decreed each county should have a sheriff. Today, the department is divided in to sections, including criminal investigations, administrative, communications, and animal control.