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 46th Basic Academy graduates

The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office on Nov. 14 held its 46th Basic Academy graduation ceremony, recognizing 18 deputy recruits’ successful completion of training.

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

1400

Inmates

537

Appointees

49.3

Million $ Budget

20000

Admits/Releases

7100

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!

Congratulations to our 46th Basic Academy Class! We’re proud of you and your commitment to protecting and serving #virginiabeach! Thank you to our special guest Mayor @BobbyDyerVB and speaker Virginia Sen.-elect @JenKiggans! #publicsafety #ThinBlueLinepic.twitter.com/FbMdxBs5CT – At Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training Academy

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We’re steaming our 46th Basic Academy graduation on Facebook Live! Tune in at http://www.facebook.com/vbsheriffsoffice ….pic.twitter.com/1iYn9nBrz1 – At Virginia Beach Law Enforcement Training Academy

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Basic Academy 46-19 checklist: Complete 16 weeks of training Earn Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services certifications Crush final run and workout Embark on a career of service Congratulations to the deputy recruits who graduate today!pic.twitter.com/6gmR15F5le – At Mount Trashmore Park

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For #WorldKindessDay, we encourage you to be kind and help each other. #WorldKindnessDay2019pic.twitter.com/WBaIcT0teI

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Proud of our deputies who traveled to upstate New York this past weekend to participate in a #CrossFit fundraiser for fallen officer foundations, helping raise more than $2,000! #fallenofficers #ThinBlueLine #deputysheriffs #givingback @ODMPpic.twitter.com/striohiBBj

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Tomorrow we will honor 18 deputy recruits who have successfully completed their Basic Academy training! Join us to celebrate their accomplishment at our graduation ceremony at 4 pm at the Law Enforcement Training Academy (411 Integrity Way). All are welcome! #basicacademy#sheriffpic.twitter.com/k7xZp0byzh

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We had a blast providing free child I.D. cards to kids this weekend at the @NavyFederal on Providence Road. Thanks to Sammy the Sea Otter for helping out! #publicsafety #givingback #volunteeringpic.twitter.com/aoF7U5UUWJ – At Navy Federal Credit Union

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The Beyond the Block inmate art exhibition will be on display at the @ChryslerMuseum, @VirginiaMOCA and Peninsula Fine Arts Center and will feature original artwork by inmates from throughout #hamptonroads!

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The Beyond the Block inmate art exhibition opens Saturday! For Day 5, of our Countdown to #beyondtheblock, we have a piece titled “Incident” by Brian Wood. Be sure to follow us on @Instagram to see the rest of the countdown!: https://www.instagram.com/vbsheriffsoffice/ ….pic.twitter.com/pWMnxp6cEM

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Check out these great photos from yesterday's #VeteransDay parade in #virginiabeach and other events throughout #HamptonRoads to honor our #Veterans: https://twitter.com/virginianpilot/status/1193925853790396417 …

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Stay warm out there, everyone! #brrr https://twitter.com/virginianpilot/status/1193931517879296003 …

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Today & every day, we are grateful for the service & sacrifice of our military service members & their families. While you’re enjoying the long weekend, be sure to think about those who’ve served & those still serving far from home. Happy #VeteransDay & THANK YOU, veterans! pic.twitter.com/7nd4NytAVk

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Correction: Yesterday was Day 10 of our Countdown to Beyond the Block (since we’re counting down)!

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