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:

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


Toni Guagenti
Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office
Civilian 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:

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