JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A former James City County police officer is facing an invasion of privacy charge.
Court documents show on July 28, 51-year-old Harold Diggs called the communications center asking dispatchers to find out the registered owner for a certain license plate. According to the complaint, Diggs later admitted that he wanted the information belonging to a man he suspected was having an affair with his wife.
James City County police asked Virginia State Police to investigate.
Diggs was given the misdemeanor summons in October.
A source identified Diggs to 10 On Your Side through a photo posted on social media. When WAVY checked the site hours later, the photo had been removed from the public profile.
However, another online profile lists Diggs as Agency Director for Colonial Community Corrections, President of Diggs Consulting and Master Police Officer with the James City County Police Department.
Police told 10 On Your Side Diggs was a full-time police officer in James City County for 10 years from 2002 until 2012, when he left to be director of Colonial Community Corrections. That’s the office that handles probation for five jurisdictions.
According to Stephen A. Rubino, Deputy Chief of Police in James City County:
Colonial Community Corrections (CCC) serves the counties of James City, York, Charles City, New Kent and the Cities of Williamsburg and Poquoson. In addition, CCC serves as staff to the Criminal Justice Board. The Colonial Community Criminal Justice Board (CCCJB) is comprised of key criminal justice and community stakeholders and follows the mandates provided by the Code of Virginia. James City County has served as the Fiscal Agent and Project Administrator for CCC since inception. Because of these fiscal and administrative responsibilities, the CCC budget is included as a Special Revenue fund of the County. The other localities provide local funding in support of administration, operations, and the Criminal Justice Planner position. “
Even as director, Rubino said Diggs was an on-call officer and would work for an hourly rate when called.
However, after being charged with this crime, Rubino said he is no longer with the department. Yet Diggs is still director of Colonial Community Corrections.
In that role, Diggs is paid by James City County.
The county administrator told 10 On Your Side this is a personnel matter and he won’t make a decision about whether Diggs will remain director until after his trial, which is set for December.
Calls and an email to Diggs’ attorney, Tom Turbeville, were not returned.