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otoole promotionNorfolk, Va. - The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce an important promotion. Lt. Col Michael O’Toole has promoted to the rank of Colonel. Col. O’Toole will now also assume the role of Chief Deputy.

Col. O’Toole, who ranks second in tenure, has served the NSO with distinction for nearly 33 years. Col. O’Toole has been instrumental in many corrections reforms over the years including the establishment of the Norfolk Drug Court twenty years ago, establishing the first GPS monitoring program for inmates in the Commonwealth, and implementing the first evidence-based reentry programs which have become models for jails acrossVirginia. More recently, Col. O’Toole helped establish the first vocational program state-wide for inmates in partnership with Priority Automotive.

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    St. Williams Sgt. Cottrell Dep. Burrus D TeamNORFOLK, Va - More than 90 deputies with the Norfolk Sheriff's Office are showing off their facial hair for a good cause.

    The scruffy faced staff members are participating in "No Shave November' to benefit Relay For Life. 

    A $30 donation, or 'dollar a day', allows male deputies to put down the razor for a whole month which otherwise runs contrary to NSO grooming standards. 

    Sheriff Joe Baron was honored to speak at the 20th Anniversary of the Norfolk Drug Court. Its success is evident. It’s now a model for drug courts state wide.

    a trunk full of 'fixings'More than two-dozen employees with The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office helped distributed Thanksgiving baskets to members of the community on Thursday, November 15th.

    The crew met early in the morning to bag and sort hundreds of goods, amounting to 100 bags of ‘fixins’ and 100 turkeys!

    They brought those donations to private citizens, non-profits, and area churches.

    pink badge1The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office wears pink badges for breast cancer awareness month.  

    One of our own, Lt. Morgan, is a breast cancer survivor. She is one of many at our office to battle breast cancer. We even have two men deputies who are breast cancer survivors.

    SeniorFest2More than 700 seniors enjoyed Senior Fest hosted by the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office in September at Scope Arena. Residents ages 55 and up learned about resources from more than 70 vendors, while enjoying live entertainment and free lunch.


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