SCAM ALERT!:

We've recently received numerous reports that scammers are at it again, calling people from the VBSO’s Intake number, 757-385-4402, or another VBSO number, 757-385-4555, and also giving the names of real VBSO sworn personnel, and telling them there is a warrant out for their arrest unless they pay a fee to take care of the matter. They are also producing summonses that look real. We will NEVER call you and demand money over the phone for ANY REASON or text you a summons.

If you receive a call or text like this, HANG UP and DO NOT RESPOND! Do not give them any money or personal information. If you've fallen victim to this crime, contact the Virginia Beach Police Department's Economic Crimes Unit at 757-385-8101. You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/.

New Senior Safety Seminar:

Check out our NEW Senior Safety Seminar, which teaches seniors about safety and self-defense skills! For more information or to request a seminar, email webmaster@vbso.net.

Congratulations to our 56th Basic Academy Class!

We held our 56th Basic Academy graduation on Feb. 23, recognizing 10 deputy recruits’ successful completion of 17 weeks of training.

K9 Apollo & handler earn narcotics certification

Master Deputy Crystal Repass is VBSO's first woman K9 handler.

First deputies attend VBPD Academy

For the first time, deputies from the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office are attending the Virginia Beach Police Department Academy, undergoing 24 weeks of joint law enforcement training.

Meet our new Chief Deputy Alvie Culanding

Sheriff Rocky Holcomb on Oct. 2 announced the promotion of Capt. Alvie Culanding to chief deputy. Chief Deputy Culanding is a 26-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office and has served in nearly every division.

Rocky Holcomb sworn in as seventh Sheriff of Virginia Beach!

Newly sworn-in Sheriff Rocky Holcomb succeeds Sheriff Ken Stolle, who is retiring after 13 years of service..

Join Our Team

Want to make a difference in our community? We’re hiring! Join the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office for a rewarding career, competitive salary and benefits.

Visit With an Inmate now

The Virginia Beach Correctional Center now offers on-demand inmate visitation via any web-enabled device. Visit with your loved one now.

Providing Public Safety for the City of Virginia Beach

Under the leadership of Sheriff Rocky Holcomb, the 500 appointees of the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office work for the public safety and betterment of Virginia Beach by operating the Correctional Center, providing Courthouse security, serving civil paperwork and volunteering in the community.

About The Sheriff's Office

Under the leadership of Sheriff Rocky Holcomb, the 500 appointees of the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office work for the public safety and betterment of Virginia Beach by operating the Correctional Center, providing Courthouse security, serving civil paperwork and volunteering in the community. We continually strive to maintain a high standard of excellence and to serve and protect our community.

We accomplish our mission through our core values: commitment, integrity, compassion and professionalism.

Inmate Services

1011

Inmates

536

Appointees

62

Million $ Budget

13300

Admits/Releases/Year

102419

Civil Processes/Year

Our Mission

Public Safety

Our #1 priority is the public safety of the citizens of Virginia Beach. Securing the jail is one way we accomplish that.

Public Service

We are – first and foremost – public servants and we aspire to provide the best possible service to our community.

Fiscal Responsibility

We are good stewards of our public funding and are always looking for ways to ease the burden on taxpayers.

Innovation

We are a public safety force for the 21st Century and leverage technology to provide better, more efficient service.

Mental Health

This is our biggest public safety challenge. We are committed to improving mental health treatment before, during and after incarceration.

Reentry

With an 85% success rate, we rehabilitate and prepare offenders to successfully reenter society by teaching vital life skills.

What We Offer

Leadership

Learn about leadership at the Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Rocky Holcomb and Undersheriff Brian S…

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Community Outreach

Our volunteer efforts stretch through every part of our organization and touch many areas of the co…

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Employment

Serve and make a difference in the community while earning a competitive starting salary and benefi…

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Inmate Lookup

See charges, bonding information and mugshots for current Virginia Beach Correctional Center inmate…

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Calls & Visits

Schedule a visit with an inmate (or visit now on demand!) and learn about inmate telephone accounts…

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CareMart

Provide a fresh-cooked, premium meal for your loved one. Clothing and care packages are also availa…

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Annual Report

Our Annual Report is published each fall and provides compressive information about our operations.

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Advertising

Advertise your business to a captive audience via the closed-circuit TVs in the jail and Courthouse.

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Prison Rape Elimination Act

Click here to learn how the VBSO complies with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act.

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Recent News

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