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.
Randy Krantz has served as Bedford's County Commonwealth's Attorney since 1995 and 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.