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Norfolk, VA - The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office graduates its first automotive repair training class for non-violent inmates.

Launched in 2018, the Priority Inmate Technician Training Program is a partnership between Priority Automotive, Tidewater Community College and the Norfolk Sheriff's Office. The program is designed to help inmates study as automotive technicians while still incarcerated and re-enter society with tangible trade skills.

Monday, May 15th fourteen non-violent inmates graduated alongside more than 1000 other Tidewater Community College students.

NORFOLK, VA— The Sheriff Joe Baron Foundation is pleased to announce the dates for the 2019 Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Youth Camps.

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Youth Camps provides free and fun-filled summer days for Norfolk children and teens ages 9-14. NSO deputies and staff facilitate many programs with the goal of building trust between law enforcement officers and campers, teaching important lessons outside the classroom, and letting kids have fun!


Children can register for one, two, or all three sports camps (baseball, football, and basketball). Campers learn skills related to the selected sport, plus learn how to set goals and plan for the future. Sheriff Baron has teamed up with Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University to bring positive role models to the kids each day. College coaches and star college athletes speak with the kids about their dreams and aspirations, about applying to college, and about how participation in sports can help kids and teens learn important life lessons like perseverance and discipline, and build life-long friendships.

The sports camps take place at various athletic facilities across the city. Norfolk Public Schools provides transportation and meals for participants.

Sports camps are open to Norfolk students ages 10-14. Students may sign up for more than one sport. (students can sign up for both sports and summer camps)

  • Sports camp dates are:
  • Football – June 24 & 25
  • Baseball – June 26
  • Basketball – June 27 & 28


The summer camp offers a variety of activities such as swimming, painting, canoeing, archery, and field trips to places like the Chrysler Museum. The camp is conducted in partnership with the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, the Virginia Attorney General’s office, ODU, NSU, Norfolk Parks and Recreation, Norfolk Police Department, Norfolk Fire-Rescue, Norfolk Public Schools provides transportation and meals for participants.

The summer camps are held at Camp Apasus, 8420 Granby Street, Norfolk.

Summer camps are open to Norfolk students ages 9-13. Students may only sign up for one week. (students can sign up for both sports and summer camps

Summer Camp dates are:

  • Week 1 - July 8 – 12
  • Week 2 – July 15 – 19
  • Week 3 – July 22 – 26

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jury scam story


January 15, 2018

Media Contact: Deanna LeBlanc
(757) 589-5692
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NORFOLK, VAThe Norfolk Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a new jury duty scam. 

On Wednesday, March 6th at least three local residents received phone calls from someone claiming to be a Major with the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. 

In one instance, the caller told a citizen they must pay a $3000 fine for failure to show up to federal jury duty. The caller warned the citizen that if they did not pay, they would be arrested. 

The caller requested the victim to pay via gift cards and demanded the victim stay on the phone as the cards were purchased. The caller provided real NSO phone numbers and used the name of a real NSO major. 

This is a scam. 

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office will NEVER call a citizen for failure to report to jury duty. NSO deputies will NEVER ask for money over the phone. 

Jury duty notices are handled via mail or in a hand delivered summons by NSO deputies. 

If you receive a call similar to this, please notify the Norfolk Police Department Economic Crimes unit at (757) 664-7018.

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