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Come Join Our Team!

We would love to have you become part of our organization

The Norfolk Sheriff's Office is looking to hire good men and women with a love of community and service. We offer good pay, benefits including health care, educational opportunities, assistance in maintaining and improving physical fitness, and much more. Come find out why NSO has been repeatedly voted one of the best places to work in Hampton Roads.
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Provide a Fresh Premium Meal

Explore meal options for inmates and their families

We're proud to offer this option for friends and family to order their loved ones fresh, hot meals, delivered daily, that they'll truly enjoy. Each inmate is allowed two such meals per day. You can easily choose your selection on the 811 Marketplace webpage. You can also order snacks and personal items for your inmate on our Canteen Services page.

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Learn About Our Operations

Maintaining a safe and productive environment

Sheriff Bob McCabe and his staff’s top concerns are safety and security for inmates. The Norfolk City Jail is the largest and most overcrowded jail in Virginia, but it consistently passes and exceeds inspections and standards, and is fully accredited. Sheriff McCabe has launched several initiatives to improve jail conditions and provide rehabilitation services.

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“You have a person in jail, and they’re probably at their lowest point.
We want to give them hope; to give them options.”

We Are Passionate About Rehabilitation

There's no better indicator of success for the Norfolk Sheriff's Office than never having a released inmate come back into our custody.

We strive to provide every resource possible to help our inmates reenter the community with a clear path towards leading a law-abiding and productive lifestyle. 

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Reentry Programs


Inmates in the Community

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Featured Staff Members


Bob McCabe
Sheriff and High Constable


Kaila DeRienzo
Public Information Officer


First elected in 1993, Bob McCabe has transformed the Norfolk Jail - the most overcrowded in Virginia - into one of the most highly regarded correctional facilities in the Commonwealth. 

Public Information Officer Kaila DeRienzo, a former TV journalist, is the person responsible for maintaining lines of communication between the sheriff's office and it's hundreds of employees, and the general public.

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Get In Touch

  • 811 E. City Hall Avenue
    Norfolk, VA 23510
  • (757) 664-4700
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