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Joe new staffpicThank you to the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office staff and many others for the congratulatory messages received after the citizens of Norfolk elected me on November 7th as your Sheriff in my first election by the people. I will take office officially on January 1 as my journey as Sheriff continues.

I will continue to live by the NSO Mission Statement, Motto, and Core Values and I expect no less from my nearly 500 dedicated employees.

We are committed to public safety, public services, and public trust. This includes providing an environment of life, health, safety, and security. We serve in the spirit of the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

My resolution is to demonstrate integrity in all things, respect at all times, duty without prejudice, pride without ego and team before self.

I look forward to serving as YOUR SHERIFF for the next four years!

~Sheriff Joe Baron

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applications for the
position of Deputy Sheriff

(Click HERE to learn more)

Looking for a career instead of just a job? Want to join the team of one of the best places to work in Hampton Roads? We want to hear from YOU!

Consider joining our team! Take two minutes and watch the following video to learn about applying, and share with anyone who you think might be interested!

Once you've made your decision, just fill out our application available on this page, or apply online by clicking HERE.

After you submit your application, our Human Resources team will determine if you can take the next step, which is completing your written and physical agility tests on one of the following dates during the week or on Saturdays:

2018 Test Dates:

May 15
Jun 2 (Saturday)
Jun 19
Jun 30 (Saturday)
Jul 17
Aug 7
Aug 25 (Saturday)
Sep 18
Oct 16
Nov 13

Testing will be by invitation only. Applicants should arrive by 7:45 a.m., and written testing will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Agility test will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. Applicants may wear athletic attire for the entire event, or may bring the attire with them and change after the written test.

If you'd like to learn more about what's on the written portion of our test, please click HERE.

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