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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Media Contact: Deanna LeBlanc
 June 26, 2019
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NORFOLK CITY JAIL RECEIVES PERFECT SCORE ON RECENT D.O.C. AUDIT
 
NORFOLK, VA — Sheriff Joseph P. Baron is proud to announce that the Norfolk City Jail received a score of 100% compliance on a recent 3-day audit of the Norfolk City Jail.

The intensive audit is performed every three years by representatives from the Department of Corrections. The audit evaluated how well the NCJ is maintaining standards set by the DOC regarding inmate life, health, and safety.

DOC auditors commended Sheriff Baron and staff on jail cleanliness, jail safety, and staff morale and camaraderie. Additionally, auditors commended the NSO on its high number of females in leadership positions.

“News like this continues to be a remarkable accomplishment given all of the challenges that you face on a daily basis in such a demanding career. It is only possible through your hard work, attention to detail, and sense of responsibility that we were able to accomplish this outstanding rating,” Sheriff Baron told staff in an internal memo.

The DOC will now recommend that the NCJ receive an unconditional certification by the Board of Corrections.


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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Media Contact: Deanna LeBlanc
 June 13, 2019
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Inmate Death

Haynes TNORFOLK, VA— At approximately 7:26 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, a deputy with the Norfolk Sheriff's Office conducting rounds came upon a non—responsive inmate hanging in a cell. Life saving measures were immediately performed. The inmate was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 8:25 p.m.

The inmate has been identified as Travis Antorio Haynes, 31. He was booked into the NCJ on June 7 on a robbery charge. His booking photo is posted here.

The safety and security of those in our custody is always our top concern. Per protocol, NSO will an internal review ofthis incident. Official cause and manner of death will be determined by the medical examiner. The Norfolk Police Department is investigating this incident as an undetermined death.


The Norfolk Sheriff's Office is a values driven organization
committed to 
public safety, public service, and public trust.

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Media Contact: Deanna LeBlanc
 June 5, 2019
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Sheriff Baron presents VSI Scholarships to two outstanding Norfolk residents


NORFOLK, VA— Sheriff Joe Baron is proud to recognize two outstanding Norfolk residents pursuing college degrees by presenting them with The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarship.

These scholarships support Virginia residents pursuing a degree in criminal justice at a Virginia College or University.

  • VSI FosterDeputy Rachel Foster is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice and is currently enrolled in Liberty University. Rachel is a resident of the Berkley area of Norfolk, and is on the Dean's list. She has been employed by the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office since 2011. At the VBSO Rachel is a General Instructor, Field Training Officer, Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor and has been Deputy of the Month twice. She was on the Crisis Negotiation Team for about five years. She is currently assigned to the Classification/Intel Division and wants to use her education to assist her co—workers and her community.


  • VSI CameronCameron Hughes wants to major in Forensic Science and will be attending the University of Virginia. Science and Biology have been her favorite subjects in school and she wants a career in law enforcement specializing in forensic science. Cameron also plays the cello in her school orchestra and has been a member of the National Honor Society since 10"‘ grade. She does volunteer work through her church and helps in the soup kitchen. Cameron is a member of Granby High’s academically rigorous International Baccalaureate Program and is ranked 58"‘ in a class of 411. She spends a great deal of her time performing with the NPS Strolling Strings program. Her school counselor, Heidi Kirby, said in over 20 years of working with students, Cameron is unique and rare in her ability to juggle her academics with her extracurricular activities in a remarkable manner. Cameron's father is employed by the Newport News Sheriff's Office.

Full time students are awarded $1,000; part time students are awarded $500 scholarships. In total, VSI awarded 93 scholarships totaling $91,500 to deserving individuals across the Commonwealth.

 



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