• Sheriff Joe Baron offers active shooter response training

    Both individuals and organizations are welcome to sign up for the training, however each session will be limited to 20 people to ensure there is enough space and resources for each person. Our next training with openings available will be held on
    February 22, 2023

  • The Norfolk Sheriff's Office wants YOU!

    Join the ranks of the people at one of the Best Places to Work
    in Hampton Roads. Check out our jobs site for great employment opportunities and learn why you should
    come work for NSO!

  • UPDATE: The votes are in!

    The voting period has ended and after 1,125 votes were cast, the winning name is Enzo. The votes are broken down as follows, Enzo: 463 votes (41.2%), Drogen: 362 votes (32.2%), Klaus – 300 votes (26.7%). Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting process to help us name K-9 Enzo

  • Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Donates Turkeys For Thanksgiving Holiday

    As the NSO family shares the blessings of Thanksgiving with our community, we wish the best this holiday for you and yours. 

  • Camp HOPE Norfolk

    This groundbreaking camp, which offers a clinically-proven curriculum designed to help children overcome trauma to lead more hopeful lives, is being offered by the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the Family Justice Center.

  • COVID-19 Management at the
    Norfolk City Jail and Courthouses

    Learn how the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office is working to keep
    staff and inmates safe from the dangers of COVID-19.

  • Masks no longer required in Norfolk Consolidated Courthouse

    As of March 3, 2022, following new guidance on masking from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and low community transmission numbers, the Norfolk Consolidated Courthouse implemented  “mask optional” guidelines. Visitors are welcome to wear a mask while visiting the courthouse, but are not required to do so at this time.
  • Learn about our
    Consumer Protection Unit
    and its main mission called:
    fraud watch logo

The Norfolk Sheriff's Office is seeking applicants for the position of Deputy Sheriff. We are looking for men and women with a love of community and service. We offer good pay; medical, dental, vision, retirement and life insurance benefits; tuition assistance, and more. WE ARE ALSO OFFERING A $5,000 SIGNING INCENTIVE.  Come find out why NSO has been repeatedly voted one of the best places to work in Hampton Roads.
Provide a Fresh Premium Meal

We're proud to offer this option for friends and family to order their loved ones fresh, hot meals, delivered daily, that they'll truly enjoy. Each inmate is allowed two such meals per day. You can easily choose your selection on the 811 Market Place webpage. You can also order snacks and personal items for your inmate on our Canteen Services page.


Prevent Fraud and Scam Attempts

Fraud Watch is a complete toolbox that consumers can use to track down information that they can use to identify efforts to defraud them, as well as how to help protect themselves and their loved ones from such attempts. Here you'll find links to great resources, videos to help inform you and a way to report fraud attempts to NSO.


“You have a person in jail, and they’re probably at their lowest point.
We want to give them hope; to give them options.”

We Are Passionate About Rehabilitation

We strive to provide every resource possible to help our inmates reenter the community with a clear path towards leading a law-abiding and productive lifestyle.

We especially feel our efforts are worthwhile when a previously incarcerated individual is never again placed in our custody.

In Touch

811 E. City Hall Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 664-4700

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