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Give LifeSome holiday gifts are fun; some sweet; some extravagant. But none is more meaningful than the gift of life.

The Red Cross says blood supplies always run low during the holidays, so as we have in past years, the Norfolk Sheriff's Office organized a blood drive to help out. It was held on December 6 in the Training Center. We provided food, entertainment, and a raffle prize to participants.

We collected 19 units of blood during the drive, which the Red Cross said will impact 57 lives.

Great job, Team NSO!

award sealDecember Service Anniversary Awards:

  • Deputy Stephen Armstrong – 10 years
  • Corporal Mark Deschaine – 5 Years
  • Jane Garrett – 25 Years
  • Deputy Robert Jordan – 10 Years
  • Corporal Jeffrey Sheppard – 10 Years
  • Corporal Antonio Tolbert – 5 Years


Completion of Larry Carter’s Leadership Development Class:

  • Corporal Michael Behrens
  • Corporal Latricia Cottrell
  • Deputy Jessica Freeman
  • Corporal Kayla Meacom
  • Corporal Marsha Moten
  • Sergeant Tracie Mitchell
  • Sergeant Jacob Noggle
  • Lieutenant Heather Richardson
  • Corporal Thomas Todd

Please offer these staff members your congratulations!

ready to graduate 16x9The Norfolk Sheriff's Office is proud to congratulate and welcome the members of the 59th Basic Academy Class to our team.

The graduation ceremony for the 59th Basic Academy Class was held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Norfolk Fire Rescue Training Center. The ceremony was Sheriff Baron’s first since being elected to the office on November 7th.  Deputy City Manager Michael Goldsmith (former Norfolk Police Chief) delivered the keynote speech during the ceremony.

These are the newest members of the NSO family:

relay for lifeIf you weren't sure why some NSO staffers were sporting a bit more facial hair during the month of Novenber, rest assured it was for a good cause.

"No Shave November" was a fund raising event held to raise money for "Relay For Life." It's proved to be so popular that we're adding "No Shave December" to the effort.

The rules are a bit different. Lt. Colonel C. Walz, Chief of Corrections, explained it in a memo:

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We are proud to report that the NSO raised over $10,600 for the United Way of South Hampton Roads during our annual campaign. 

Our employees designated over $6,500 of their pledges to be directed to the Sheriff Joe Baron Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) write-in agency.

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November 5: Daylight Saving Time ends

(Turn back your clocks)

 

November 10: Veterans Day
(Staff holiday)

 

November 16: Academy Graduation
(Save the date!)

 


Thanksgiving falls on November 23 this year.

This holiday will honored by the NSO with ½ day off on Wed., November 22, and full days off on Thu., November 23 (Thanksgiving Day) and Fri, November 24.

And don't forget to save the date for the NSO Staff Holiday Party. You can learn more about it HERE.

twitter icon 16x9After their visit to Norfolk to play ODU, Florida Atlantic University coach Lane Kiffen posted on Twitter about a letter he received from NSO Corporal Juan Serrano about an encounter Serrano and Lt. Meryah Breeden had with one of the FAU players after the game.

In his emailed letter to Kiffen, Cpl. Serrano wrote:

Good Morning,
 
I am sending this email on behalf of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Community Affairs Division in Norfolk, VA.
 
On October 7, 2017 FAU Football played ODU Football and the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office was there working the game for security purposes which I’m sure your local law enforcement agencies do as well. Although ODU lost it was a win for us from a security standpoint.

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Staff Birthdays

July:


L. BEASLEY

E. BELTRAN

T. CASSELL

E.CHERRY-THOMAS

T. COHEN

S. CREARY

A. DOYLE

M. DRIESSLEIN

G. EDDINS

S. GAFFNEY

G. GILL

T. GLASER

B. HALLMAN

J. HERR

S. JOHNSON

Y. JUSINO RAMOS

W. LINCOLN

S. LODER

M. LORD

D. MARTIN

T. MITCHELL

M. MITCHELL

S. O'BRIEN

B. PILKINGTON

J. PRATT

K. QUICK

J. STEWART

J. TAYLOR

S. TERRY

R.VANNOSTRAND

M. WEATHERSBY

A. WILLIAMS

M. WIMBUSH

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