Providing Public Safety for the City of Virginia Beach

Under the leadership of Sheriff Ken Stolle, 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.

Meet our new captain of Community Outreach

Meet our first captain of Community Outreach: Capt Rick Norris! Capt. Norris is a 21-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office and oversees our community involvement efforts, including senior initiatives, the Recruitment Team and Honor Guard.

Learn how we're helping opioid addicts

The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office and our medical provider, NaphCare Inc., recently introduced a new opioid treatment protocol involving the tapered administration of buprenorphine to make withdrawal safer and more humane for those addicted to opioids.

Meet Our New K-9 Gaston!

Meet the newest addition to the VBSO K9 Unit! K9 Gaston joined the Sheriff’s Office at the beginning of 2019 and is certified in explosive detection.

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.

Improving Mental Health Treatment

Sheriff Ken Stolle and the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office are committed to improving mental health treatment in our jail and in our community. A $1 million grant from the state July 1 will fund a comprehensive new program.

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.

About The Sheriff's Office

Under the leadership of Sheriff Ken Stolle, 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






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Civil Processes

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.


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.


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

What We Offer


Learn about leadership at the Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Ken Stolle and Undersheriff Brian Stru…

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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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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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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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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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Social Corner

Get social with us and always know what’s going on! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see our latest events, pictures and videos, and share your experiences!

Love hot wings? How about supporting a great cause? Then come out to Lendy’s Goes Blue for LEU Saturday! $25 gets you AYCE wings, sides, drinks & entertainment! All proceeds benefit Law Enforcement United! Full details are available on the event page here: …

Join us Thursday for the Employment Education Fair hosted by the #VirginiaBeach Re-entry Council & Department of Human Services! The fair will have 25 vendors & be held from 10 am-1 pm at 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd. Be sure to bring your resume & come dressed to impress!

#FlashbackFriday to this year’s @unitedwayshr Day of Caring Sept. 13! We had a great day working in the garden at Seatack Elementary School alongside students and staff. #dayofcaring #volunteering #givingback

Nearly 40% of the people incarcerated in #VirginiaBeach suffer from a mental illness & their recidivism rate is almost 100%. #Mentalhealth is our biggest public safety issue. For #WorldMentalHealthDay, learn about our recent mental health initiatives here: …

We're working every day to improve #mentalhealth treatment & prevent suicide, but there's a lot more work to be done. Join us tonight for a conversation about mental health w/Sheriff @kenstolle & Councilman @mfberlucchi: ….

We are honored to be receiving the Meyera E. Oberndorf Human Rights for Achievement in Government Award next week! Thank you to the #virginiabeach Human Rights Commission for its work for our community & for selecting us for this honor. Ticket info. here: ….

THANK YOU to everyone who donated at and supported our Fall Blood Drive yesterday for the @VARedCross! Thanks to you, we collected 43 lifesaving units of blood (enough to save up to 129 lives)! #GiveBlood

This summer we saw an increase in #virginiabeach kids doing good deeds & being good citizens! As a result we handed out hundreds of “tickets” for FREE @slurpees at @7eleven as part of #operationchill! Summer may be over but we’ll be continuing to crack down on this good behavior!

Thursday's the big day! Come out and help us save some lives! …

Today is the LAST DAY to vote for Law Enforcement United to receive a $5,000 donation from @OneHourVirginia! Click here and then select "like" next to LEU: …

Thank you to everyone who came by to say "hello" and talk with us about joining Team VBSO at our recruitment event at Landstown Commons Shopping Center Saturday! We even had some (very adorable) interest in joining our #K9 Unit #recruitment

Recent News

VBSO announces universal security screening for Virginia Beach Courthouse

In an effort to improve public safety, the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office is implementing universal security screening for all pe...

Sheriff Stolle appoints VBSO's first Community Outreach captain

Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle today announced the appointment of Capt. Rick Norris as the office’s first captain of Community ...

VBSO, NaphCare roll out new lifesaving opioid detox protocol

Birmingham, Ala. and Virginia Beach, Va. — NaphCare, Inc., a leading correctional healthcare provider, and the Virginia Beach Sher...