The Norfolk Sheriff's Office takes pride in being a progressive organization that provides an inclusive work environment and a diverse staff. Over the years, the NSO has built a strong relationship between the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) community.
Continuing that relationship, Sheriff Joe Baron implemented an on-staff LGBTQ liaison, Lieutenant Meryah Breeden. Lieutenant Xavier Kent supports her as the Assistant LGBTQ Liaison. Sheriff Baron was the first sheriff in Hampton Roads to initiate this type of position, which is similar to others recently created by police departments across the country.