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Armstrong McCabeThe Norfolk Sheriff's Office is honored by the fact that we have so many employees who have made a career for themselves as part of our staff.

On Thursday, December 15, the Norfolk Sheriff's Office proudly honored Master Deputy Calvin Armstrong for 40 consecutive years of dedicated service to the citizens of Norfolk.

Currently, Master Deputy Armstrong is the longest serving employee at the sheriff's office. Hired on December 7, 1976, he has worked under three sheriffs, and has lived through many changes in law enforcement.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 15, 2016

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Kaila DeRienzo, Public Information Officer
(917) 485-2990
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NSO Honors Longest Serving Employee for 40 Years of Service


On Thursday, December 15, the Norfolk Sheriff's Office will proudly honor Master Deputy Calvin Armstrong for 40 consecutive years of dedicated service to the citizens of Norfolk.

Currently, Master Deputy Armstrong is the longest serving employee at the sheriff's office. Hired on December 7, 1976, he has worked under 3 sheriffs and has lived through many changes in law enforcement.

You may recognize Master Deputy Armstrong if you frequent the new consolidated court building, as he is a bailiff for civil matters.

"It's not often these days that employers can retain employees for decades," Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe said. "I'm truly honored to have Master Deputy Armstrong serving the organization and the community at large."

The courts and judicial staff will host a luncheon for Master Deputy Armstrong beginning at 12:30 p.m. A presentation from Sheriff McCabe will follow shortly after.

Among his coworkers, his nephew, Kenny Easley, will also be in attendance. Easley is a former college (UCLA) and professional (Seattle Seahawks) football player who's many accolades include being named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press, being a four-time All-Pro selection, and playing in the Pro Bowl five times. Most recently, he's been announced as a Senior Finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017.

Any questions may be directed to Kaila DeRienzo, Public Information Officer for the Norfolk Sheriff's Office. She can be reached by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by cell phone at (917) 485-2990.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
December 13, 2016

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: 
Kaila DeRienzo, Public Information Officer
(917) 485-2990
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HRRJ Receives Largest Mental Health Grant in the Commonwealth

It is with great pleasure for us to announce that the Hampton Roads Regional Jail has received the largest grant in the Commonwealth for a jail mental health pilot program, approved by the Criminal Justice Services Board on December 8 in Richmond.

The grant, worth $939,435, is designated for the HRRJ to establish evidence-based behavioral health services inside of the facility.

"In a jail where over half of the inmate population is prescribed mental health medications, this grant will allow us to explore new ways to further treat these people- not just house them and watch them get trapped in a cycle of recidivism," HRRJ Interim Superintendent Bob McCabe said.

HRRJ is one of six facilities across the state to receive grant money to establish these types of services.

The HRRJ, in conjunction with its Community Service Board partners and stakeholders, submitted a concept paper for the pilot mental health program in early September. Included in the concept paper was the goal of providing a transformative, cross-systems approach to identify, track and enhance delivery of services to inmates identified with severe mental illness. It also aimed to decrease recidivism, enhance public safety, and reduce long-term costs. In the itemized budget provided in the final grant, new positions, such as care
coordinators, care counselors, therapists, and a mental health systems manager were identified. Funding to provide training for HRRJ staff to help recognize signs of mental illness was also part of the final grant application. 

Originally, The Governor’s Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response proposed the idea of offering this grant to local and regional jails in 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact Kaila DeRienzo, Public Information Officer for the Norfolk Sheriff's Office. She can be reached by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by cell phone at (917) 485-2990.

 

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