Inmate property update:

Effective Feb. 1, the Property window for retrieving inmate property will be relocated to the Visitation Lobby located at 2425 Nimmo Parkway (via the existing Accounting/Weekender window). In addition, an appointment will be required to retrieve property by calling 757-385-1050. This change will be in effect for several weeks in order to facilitate renovations to our Property room. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process.

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

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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

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Effective Feb. 1, the window for retrieving inmate property will be relocated to the Visitation Lobby located at 2425 Nimmo Pkwy. In addition, an appointment will be required to retrieve property by calling 757-385-1050. This will be in effect for several weeks during renovationspic.twitter.com/5WPXlKnaxS

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Great, job, everyone! Glad to see some of our VBSO volunteers pitching in for this great program. https://twitter.com/mfberlucchi/status/1218569950085943296 …

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Today we’re sharing a #ThrowbackThursday photo from November at W.T. Cooke Elementary School! We’ve partnered with the school this year to provide mentors for English and math and have had so much fun getting to know the students. Check out all those smiling faces! #casadecookepic.twitter.com/nDORdwZYBd

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#mentalhealth is one of the biggest issues we face as a community and here at the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office. If you have a loved one living with a #mentalillness, the @CityofVaBeach's Department of Human Services is offering free Help Me Understand! seminars to help:pic.twitter.com/tmQ1LWkqsc

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Happy Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, especially to our brothers and sisters at the @VBPD! Like, comment or retweet to show your appreciation for our law enforcement heroes! #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay #LawEnforcement #PublicSafetypic.twitter.com/uJGlr0LPFB

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Great job to our friends at the @VBPD! We're proud to support this program through our Community Outreach Division. For information on how to sign up, click here: https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/police/opsdiv/Pages/proj-lifesaver.aspx …. #projectlifesaver #PublicSafetyhttps://twitter.com/ProjectLifesavr/status/1214613430394671104 …

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#ScamAlert! https://twitter.com/CityofVaBeach/status/1214279293397819398 …

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We had a great time on Friday helping @WTCookeSchool kick off Reading and Kindness Month! #Reading #kindness #BeKind #KindnessMatters #givingback https://twitter.com/CJScarcelli/status/1213183678056206338 …

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You've got just a few days left to see the Beyond the Block inmate art exhibition at the @peninsulafac! The exhibition closes on Sunday. Regular admission is just $7.50. Beyond the Block will remain on display at the @ChryslerMuseum and @VirginiaMOCA thru 2/9. Come check it out! https://twitter.com/VBSO/status/1198957793321082880 …

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Happy New Year, everyone! #HappyNewYear #NewYear2020pic.twitter.com/eMIOpWbILN

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As we say goodbye to 2019, we would like to thank all the #heroes out there, especially our #PublicSafety heroes who protect our communities, save lives and inspire us today and every day. https://twitter.com/Google/status/1212067741126889473 …

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Reminder that the #VirginiaBeach Courthouse is CLOSED today and tomorrow. Please celebrate responsibly (don't drink and drive!) and have a safe and happy New Year! AAA is offering FREE rides home for those who need them: #NewYearsEve #DontDrinkAndDrive #BeSafe https://twitter.com/AAATidewaterVA/status/1205653648510005248 …

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We are extending the fundraiser through January and will announce those results (and the charity) at the end of the month. To see more of our “No Shave November” photos, follow us on Instagram at @vbsheriffsoffice ( http://instagram.com/vbsheriffsoffice …) and check out the archived story.pic.twitter.com/3iilaAYVP8

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