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It would be hard to overemphasize how pleased the Norfolk Sheriff's Office is with how our Senior Support Services Seminar turned out. Hundreds of older Norfolk residents were able to participate in an event focused on them and their unique needs.

It began at 9 a.m. with vendor exhibits. The NSO honor guard did the presentation of colors followed by an invocation by Rev. Dr. Kirk T. Houston, Sr. and lunch. Mayor Alexander spoke and Sheriff Baron presented plaques to the key sponsors: Irwin Pharmacy, Anthem, Attorney General's Office, and Dominion Power.

Virginia Department of Corrections Logo 16x9On September 8,  the Department of Corrections completed their unannounced inspection of our jail operations at the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. 

Sheriff Baron said: 

I am proud to report we passed with 100% compliance. I am grateful to all of our staff who participated in the process, answering tough questions, maintaining a clean environment, and just plain doing a great job. 

Go Team NSO!


Joe Talks About Suicide(From “Talk About It Norfolk”:)

“It’s tough, in law enforcement, because you’re expected to be tough,” said Norfolk Sheriff Joe Baron. “You start talking about being depressed…. you may feel like if you say those things in our environment, that someone will consider that a weakness.”

It’s a stigma we, as a society, have to break.

It’s one that Sheriff Baron’s family had to confront before his father could tackle his alcoholism.

As part of the “Talk About it Norfolk” project to address suicide and depression, which spanned the month of October, Sheriff Baron was one of several people who shared their own experiences in the hope that it would encourage others to open up about the topic.

You can listen to him tell the touching story of how depression impacted him and his family below (as well as on the NSO Facebook page and many other locations online).

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Recent hurricanes have created a complete disaster in many places. Many of us feel helpless to do anything about it. We watch rescues and we see thousand stranded in shelters with no home to return to. They will need food, water, and shelter for the long term until they can resettle.

The board for the Sheriff Joe Baron Foundation has donated $500 to the American Red Cross in the name of all Norfolk Sheriffs Office employees to help. They will need every dollar to help provide supporting services. Please donate if you can. It is the best way to help at this time! #redcross, #hurricaneharvey, #sheriffjoebaronfoundation.

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Lt. Gerald Snyder and his wife are proud to
announce the birth of their first grandchild.

Please welcome:

Avaleen Nickole Snyder
(pronounced Ay-vah-leen)

DOB: 9-17-17 at 10:48 pm

19 inches - 7lb 8oz

Parents: Ashley & Jerry A. Snyder (Ft. Irwin, California)

Grandparents: Chicky & Jerry F. Snyder (Norfolk, Virginia)

award sealI am pleased to announce the following selections for Employees of the Third Quarter - 2017 for the quarter ending September 30, 2017.

Deputy Michael Conner was nominated by his supervisor and has been selected as Deputy of the Third Quarter 2017.

On August 16, 2017, Deputy Michael Conner was first on the scene to assist with a medical emergency involving one of his teammates. Deputy Conner remained calm in the midst of a stressful and highly unusual circumstance. He instinctively reverted to training received through the academy, his previous employment, and life experience to render immediate aid to Cpl. Barclift.

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K. Campbell
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M. Conklin
K. Corillo
D. Cress
S. Cuffee
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R. Davis
C. Eichelberger
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D. Hill
G. Hoggard
T. Hollenquest
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M. Laporte
M. Lewis
W. Middleton
D. Mitchell
L. Morrow
R. Parker
R. Sumerlin
R. Trevena
K. Waheed
C. Walz
C. Williams
C. Wilson
J. Zirpoli

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