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The Norfolk Sheriff's Office is part of your community.

Click the links below to learn about some of the various programs we're involved with.

Straight Talk from The Heart Jail Tours:

This is a program whose mission is to show the realities of being incarcerated in the Norfolk City Jail to our city’s youth (participants age 10-17).

The goal is to keep our city’s children from participating in criminal activities and to become productive members of society.

Students must reside in the City of Norfolk.

Tours are conducted on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

You will receive notification from The Community Affairs staff verifying your application and acceptance into this program.

Virginia Rules is a state-specific, law-related education program for middle and high school students in Virginia.

Virginia Rules features 22 lessons designed for middle and high school students. The purpose of Virginia Rules is to educate young Virginians abut Virginia laws and help develop skills needed to make sound decisions, avoid breaking laws, and become active citizens in their schools and communities.

Our team is trained by the Office of The Attorney General to administer this lesson plan. Partners include the Virginia Office of Public Safety, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Department of Health, and the Virginia State Supreme Court.

TRIAD Partnership is a partnership developed between the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, Norfolk Police Department, Norfolk Fire-Rescue, the Commonwealth Attorney’s office, AARP, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Norfolk Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces and the Office of the Attorney General.

Together each agency has agreed to work together to reduce the criminal victimization of senior citizens and the elderly. Our purpose is to develop, enhance and implement effective prevention and education programs for the senior citizen community members of Norfolk.

Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Norfolk Senior Center, 7400 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA.

In our Safety Print ID Program, sworn and civilian support staff goes out into the community and provide identification kits with photos and fingerprints to children under age 16 and their parents.

Photo identification with fingerprints gives vital information to help with locating a missing child. We encourage you to visit one of our free child identification and fingerprinting outreach programs at these community events.

This service is also available to senior citizens who suffer from Alzheimer’s-Dementia and to mentally challenged adults and teens.


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    Norfolk, VA 23510

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