New Live Chat Open on Norfolk Sheriff’s website

The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office is launching a “live chat” on its website to help answer your questions, ranging from how to apply for jobs at the Sheriff’s office to information on inmates inside the Norfolk City Jail.

Instead of picking up the phone to call the Sheriff’s Office, friends or family members of inmates can chat with us online.

Starting today you can visit to message our staff, and they’ll respond to you right away.

“Here at the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, we are always striving for better ways to help people. We understand that having loved ones in jail is an emotional time, and we want to give the public yet another option to get the information they need. We are also hiring deputies, and we want to help our job applicants navigate through our website to download our application,” Sheriff Bob McCabe said.

Our visitation staff will still answer phone calls in addition to the “live chat,” which will be open during working hours Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You can also use our “Inmate Lookup” tool on to find information on inmates, including charges, mugshots, bond status and release dates.

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