Sheriff Joe Baron offers active shooter response training

Sheriff Joe Baron is pleased to announce the Norfolk Sheriff's Office will begin offering Active Threat Training for civilians.

The training, which is free and open to the public, will be held once a month at the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Administration Building.

Both individuals and organizations are welcome to sign up for the training, however each session will be limited to 20 people to ensure there is enough space and resources for each person.

The Active Threat Training is based off the Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Training and the Run. Hide. Fight. curriculum.

Active shooter situations are often over within minutes and it’s imperative individuals have the training and the knowledge on how to protect themselves and be prepared, both mentally and physically.

During the training, individuals will be encouraged to have a plan in place in the event they find themselves in an active shooter situation, how to respond to the active threat, and how to interact with law enforcement on scene.

For more information about the training and the Run. Hide. Fight. curriculum please visit these links:

Our next training will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Administration Building
140 East Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Listen to a message from OIC Dep. Mike Imprevento:

Location of our Administration Building


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* From St. Paul's Blvd, turn onto Union St. (the street that runs in front of Norfolk City Hall).

* Bear to the left, then turn right onto E. Main St. at the intersection

* Turn left on East St. The NSO Admin building is a block further on the right.


 * From in front of Harbor Park on Park Ave., turn onto E. Main St.

* Drive under the I-264 overpass, then turn right on East St. The NSO Admin building is a block further on the right.


In Touch

811 E. City Hall Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 664-4700

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