Media Contact Information

Members of the news media seeking information about the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office -should contact the Public Information Office at pio@vbso.net or 757-385-8446. The office is staffed by:

Margie Hobbs
Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office
Sworn Public Information Officer

Email: mhobbs@vbso.net

Toni Guagenti
Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office
Civilian Public Information Officer

Email: tguagenti@vbso.net

Kathy Hieatt
Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office
Strategic Communications Consultant

Email: khieatt@vbso.net

The Public Information Office is staffed during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. We do our best to respond to media requests received outside those hours (on nights, weekends and holidays) within reason given available staffing. Urgent after-hours media requests should be called or texted to the on-call Public Information Officer:

July 29-Aug. 7 - Kathy Hieatt - 757-570-9123

Aug. 8-14 - Margie Hobbs - 757-334-4206

Aug. 15-21 - Toni Guagenti - 757-373-5012

Aug. 22-28 - Kathy Hieatt - 757-570-9123

Aug. 29-Sept. 4 - Margie Hobbs - 757-334-4206