Update to VBCC mail policy:

Starting on June 1, inmates will no longer be permitted to receive greeting cards, postcards or photo prints in the mail. Visit vbso.net/inmate-mail for details.

Virginia Beach Courthouse update:

Starting Monday, May 18, the Virginia Beach General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District courts are resuming some hearings pursuant to their respective court orders. However, the Virginia Beach Courthouse remains closed to general public access through June 7 and only those on official business as outlined in the Judicial Emergency orders are permitted inside the building. In addition, all persons are required to comply with health and security screenings. Full information is posted at vbso.net/coronavirus.

VBSO COVID-19 response, closures and cancellations:

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office is taking every possible precaution to safeguard the health and safety of every person living and working inside the Virginia Beach Correctional Center. In consultation with health officials and federal, state and local leadership, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking proactive measures to reduce the potential for an exposure in the jail and courthouse.

On-site friends and family visitation for inmates at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center is CANCELED for the foreseeable future.

Click here for additional information: vbso.net/coronavirus.

Responding to COVID-19

The health and safety of everyone living and working in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center is our top priority.

Meet our 47th Basic Academy graduates

The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office congratulates the graduates of its 47th Basic Academy Class, recognizing 15 deputy recruits’ successful completion of training.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

1100

Inmates

475

Appointees

48.1

Million $ Budget

20000

Admits/Releases

6600

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.

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 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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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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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!

Today we participated in a (socially distant) wreath-laying ceremony at Building 2 in remembrance of those we lost there on May 31, 2019, as well as their families, the survivors and the brave first responders who answered the call that day. We will never forget. #LoveforVB pic.twitter.com/qtNHGzP2vm – At City Of Virginia Beach Municipal Center

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Reminder that the requirement to wear a mask in indoor public settings starts TODAY! This includes those entering the #VirginiaBeach Courthouse. #WearAMask #COVID https://twitter.com/GovernorVA/status/1265435106250035202 …

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May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. #Mentalhealth is one of the biggest issues in our community & in #publicsafety. If you or someone you care about is struggling with mental illness, call 800-950-NAMI or the @CityofVaBeach Department of Human Services at 757-385-0511. #notalonepic.twitter.com/vwOthSJ3n5

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On Memorial Day, we honor and remember all of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom. #MemorialDaypic.twitter.com/H0PiNffySW

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For #FlashbackFriday we're sharing a photo from the Law Enforcement United Road to Hope (circa 2015). The 250-mile ride to DC honors fallen #lawenforcement & raises money for their survivors. The 2020 ride was canceled due to #COVID19 but you can donate at https://www.leunited.org/ pic.twitter.com/IbPRkY3IzM

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Starting on June 1, inmates at the #VirginiaBeach Correctional Center will no longer be permitted to receive greeting cards, postcards or photo prints in the mail. This change is to prevent drugs from coming into the jail. Our mail policies are posted at https://www.vbso.net/inmate-mail .pic.twitter.com/LQGCcQc7Oj

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We're hiring! Apply to be our new court security screener. It's a part-time civilian position and pays $13.52/hour for 16-28 hours/week. Apply by midnight on May 25 at http://www.vbgovcareers.com/ . #HIRINGNOW #VirginiaBeach #Jobspic.twitter.com/VfC6VagtcH

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Sharing a photo from Friday’s Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service organized by the #VirginiaBeach Fraternal Order of Police. While this was a much smaller ceremony than usual because of #COVID19, it was no less important for us to honor our fallen #lawenforcement officers.pic.twitter.com/0KjApwHHrF – At Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Memorial

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