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Hello. I’m Sheriff Joe Baron.

First of all, I want to thank the people of Norfolk for electing me in 2017 to serve as your Sheriff. I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to improve public safety in our great city.

My career in law enforcement has spanned more than 32 years, and it has been a great journey for me and my family. In that career, I’ve had the opportunity to serve the citizens of Norfolk with distinction and honor. This is a privilege I don’t take for granted.

When I became Sheriff, I created our new mission statement. It reads: “We are a values-driven team committed to public safety, public service, and public trust.” Our motto is to serve in the spirit of the Golden Rule: treat others the way we wish to be treated. Our team strives to have integrity in all things, respect for others, duty without prejudice, pride without ego, and team before self.

My first priority as Sheriff is to improve the morale of our deputies, who work hard every day to maintain our city’s jail. Our deputies are responsible for the safety and security of more than 1,000 inmates on a daily basis. Working inside a jail is a tough job. I am always trying to find ways to appreciate our deputies, to show them how much they are valued.


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