Media Contact Information

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

Toni Guagenti
Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer


Kathy Hieatt
Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office
Strategic Communications Consultant


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:

April 1-7 - Kathy Hieatt - 757-570-9123

April 8-14 - Toni Guagenti - 757-373-5012

April 15-21 - Kathy Hieatt - 757-570-9123

April 22-23 - Toni Guagenti - 757-373-5012

April 24-28 - Kathy Hieatt - 757-570-9123

April 29-May 5 - Toni Guagenti - 757-373-5012