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ios7 people outlineThe Norfolk Sheriff’s Office community outreach team provides several programs, which you can read about below.

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like to sign up for a program or have questions

Click the links below to learn about some of the various programs we're involved with.

camps graphicThe Sheriff Joe Baron Foundation is proud to offer free summer camps for Norfolk girls and boys. 

These are great opportunities for kids in Norfolk to participate in many fun activities and to interact with other kids.

There is no cost to attend these camps.

2018 Camp Dates:

 The Sheriff Joe Baron Summer Camps will be held at Camp Apasus in Norfolk in July 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
*Norfolk boys and girls ages 9 to 13 are eligible to attend one week only, in order to be able to provide the opportunity to more children. Please note the summer camps are aimed toward children, ages 9 to 13, due to the nature of the activities.

  • (Note: Week one is now full)
  • (Note: Week two is now full)
  • Week three: July 23-27

Click HERE to Register or Learn More

About our Camps:

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office community outreach team leads the camps as a way to engage children in positive activities during the summertime, and show kids that they can trust law enforcement officers. The summer camps are held at Camp Apasus, off of Granby Street in Norfolk.

The summer camps include a variety of activities like swimming, painting, canoeing, doing archery, and field trips to places like the Virginia Zoo.

The camps are conducted in partnership with Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, ODU, NSU, Norfolk Parks and Recreation, Norfolk Police Department, the Norfolk Fire Department, and the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. Norfolk Public Schools provides transportation and food for the kids.

Hundreds of Norfolk seniors enjoy day especially meant for them

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It would be hard to overemphasize how pleased the Norfolk Sheriff's Office is with how our Senior Support Services Seminar turned out. Hundreds of older Norfolk residents were able to participate in an event focused on them and their unique needs.

It began at 9 a.m. with vendor exhibits. The NSO honor guard did the presentation of colors followed by an invocation by Rev. Dr. Kirk T. Houston, Sr. and lunch. Mayor Alexander spoke and Sheriff Baron presented plaques to the key sponsors: Irwin Pharmacy, Anthem, Attorney General's Office, and Dominion Power.

Senior Seminar Program 92We had over 500 attendees. The 65 vendors who signed up for the event provided access to services and products that helped make it a huge success. One guest said that the vendors could not have done a better job explaining their services and she really appreciated them.

The entertainment was awesome and enjoyed by everyone in attendance. The seniors loved winning door prizes, as well as the flowers on the table which were donated by Lowes.

Our guests seemed very appreciative when the elected and city officials, staff, and volunteers all lined up to present them with door prizes donated by the exhibitors toward the end of the seminar. 

Many thanks to Mayor Alexander, Congressman Scott, Senator Spruill, Delegate Sessons-Hester, Norfolk Councilwomen Williams-Graves and Johnson (not pictured), Norfolk Councilwoman McClellan, Mr. Shackleford (Attorney General's Office), School Board Member Dr. Gabriel, Rev. Dr. Houston, and Mr. Crittendon of the City of Norfolk for attending.

We can't possibly express sufficient thanks to our sponsors and special contributors.

Our Platinum Sponsor was Irwin's Pharmacy. Our Gold Sponsors were Anthem HealthKeepers and The Office of Attorney General Mark Herring. Our Bronze Sponsors were Sentara, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and PrimePlus. Our Special Contributors were Lowes, Sam's Club (flu shots) EVMS, Norfolk Coffee & Tea, Naa's Bakery and the City of Norfolk (free parking).

We look forward to an even bigger and better event next year. Check back in late summer of 2018 for more information.

LECThe Norfolk Sheriff’s Office is proud to be a partner with the Life Enrichment Center (LEC). We have nearly 30 deputies and staff members who tutor children in reading in Norfolk Public Schools.It has been a rewarding experience for both the children and our staff. Here is a note one of our staff members wrote about her experience in the program. 

“I just wanted you to know that I have successfully completed the LEC literacy tutoring program at P. B. Young Sr. Elementary School. I enjoyed every minute of it. My child went from a kindergarten reading level to reading 2nd grade level.  It was a rewarding experience,” an NSO staff member wrote.

The Life Enrichment Center (LEC) is a non-profit organization providing literacy tutoring and other life-giving initiatives for elementary students from Title I Schools in Hampton Roads.

jail tour 1Straight Talk from The Heart Jail Tours:

This is a program whose mission is to show the realities of being incarcerated in the Norfolk City Jail to our city’s youth (participants age 10-17).

The goal is to keep our city’s children from participating in criminal activities and to become productive members of society.

Students must reside in the City of Norfolk.

Tours are conducted on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

You will receive notification from The Community Affairs staff verifying your application and acceptance into this program.

TRIAD webTRIAD Partnership is a partnership developed between the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, Norfolk Police Department, Norfolk Fire-Rescue, the Commonwealth Attorney’s office, AARP, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Norfolk Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces and the Office of the Attorney General.

Together each agency has agreed to work together to reduce the criminal victimization of senior citizens and the elderly. Our purpose is to develop, enhance and implement effective prevention and education programs for the senior citizen community members of Norfolk.

Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Norfolk Senior Center, 7300 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA.

5In our Safety Print ID Program, sworn and civilian support staff goes out into the community and provide identification kits with photos and fingerprints to children under age 16 and their parents.

Photo identification with fingerprints gives vital information to help with locating a missing child. We encourage you to visit one of our free child identification and fingerprinting outreach programs at these community events.

This service is also available to senior citizens who suffer from Alzheimer’s-Dementia and to mentally challenged adults and teens.


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