Sheriff Joe Baron has dedicated his life to keeping Norfolk safe, with more than 30 years of law enforcement service. He is honored to serve as your sheriff, and grateful to the people of Norfolk for electing him to the position in 2017.
Sheriff Baron is leading the Norfolk Sheriff's Office with a newly-created mission statement: to be a values-driven organization committed to public safety, public service, and public trust. His motto for his team is to serve by the Golden Rule: treat others the way we wish to be treated.
The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office has different responsibilities than the Norfolk Police Department. While police are the officers patrolling the streets and making arrests, Norfolk Sheriff’s Office deputies maintain the city’s jail, provide courthouse security, serve legal papers and organize safety programs for kids and seniors.