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The Bedford County Commonwealth Attorney is a constitutional officer who serves to prosecute felony crimes in Bedford. The state of Virginia requires every county and every city be served by a commonwealth's attorney.

Wes Nance is the highest law enforcement official in Bedford as he supervises a staff which includes a chief deputy commonwealth's attorney, deputy commonwealth's attorneys and assistant commonwealth's attorneys.

Unlike the County Attorney, whose role is usually limited by individual state constitutions to non-felony infractions or misdemeanor cases. The Commonwealth Attorney is dedicated to prosecuting felony crimes throughout the town of Bedford and Bedford County.

Wes Nance is the Commonwealth's Attorney of Bedford, VA