The Norfolk City Jail houses nearly 1,000 inmates daily.
Deputies in Corrections are responsible for maintaining safety and security for everyone in the City Jail.
The records office checks in and authorizes releasing inmates. Whenever deputies transport inmates, records employees are aware of the move. An inmate count is verified three times a day.
Inmates go through medical testing to make sure they’re not spreading any illnesses, before they are assigned to a jail cell block. Classification counselors house the inmates based on their criminal charges, prior criminal history, and behavior.
Security Threat Unit (STU)
The Security Threat Unit (STU) is the central repository for all security risk group information received from Norfolk Sheriff’s Office staff, outside law enforcement agencies, and any other sources deemed credible.
STU is responsible for identifying and tracking any gang related activity in the jail and investigates most criminal offenses that may occur inside the jail (drugs, weapons, serious assaults). STU also consists of two Narcotics Detection Dog Teams.