Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office

Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office Working for the public safety & betterment of Virginia Beach under the leadership of Sheriff Holcomb If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.

Under the leadership of Sheriff Rocky Holcomb, 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 accomplish our mission through our core values: commitment, integrity, compassion and professionalism. T

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Congratulations to Master Deputy II Evelia James and IT’s Ralph Latta on their 30th anniversary with the VBSO! They were...
12/07/2023

Congratulations to Master Deputy II Evelia James and IT’s Ralph Latta on their 30th anniversary with the VBSO! They were honored today at the City of Virginia Beach 53rd Annual Service Awards at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Chief Deputy Alvie “Cool” Culanding helped present the awards with Mayor Bobby Dyer and City Manager Patrick Duhaney. Thank you both for your dedicated public service to the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Virginia Beach. Congratulations to all service-award employees with 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of dedicated years with the city.

A hearty congratulations to VBSO Capt. Kevin Hugo for graduating from the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. Class No...
12/07/2023

A hearty congratulations to VBSO Capt. Kevin Hugo for graduating from the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. Class No. 288 on Thursday. Chief Deputy Tina Mapes and Community Engagement Capt. Karen "KJ" Johnson cheered on Capt. Hugo during the ceremony. What a tremendous accomplishment; we are so proud!

Way to go, Sheriff Rocky Holcomb!
12/07/2023

Way to go, Sheriff Rocky Holcomb!

If you have a loved one incarcerated with us this holiday season, here are a few tips to keep in mind if you'd like to s...
12/06/2023

If you have a loved one incarcerated with us this holiday season, here are a few tips to keep in mind if you'd like to send them mail and/or gifts:

🚫 Greeting cards and photos are not allowed. We only accept photocopies of photos (on regular printer paper) or photo prints no larger than 4" x 6" shipped directly from a printer (such as Walgreens or Shutterfly).

📚 Books make great gifts but must be shipped directly from a publisher, such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

📦 Care packages are available through CareMart here: https://www.vbsocaremart.com/.

📆 It takes time for us to screen, sort and deliver mail, so send items early to ensure they arrive in time for the holidays.

These rules are in place to keep contraband out of the jail and keep everyone safe. For additional guidance on inmate mail, visit https://www.vbso.net/inmate-mail.

12/06/2023

It's Winter Weather Awareness Week! Now is the time to prepare your home from winter weather impacts. Stay informed during local emergencies including major weather events by signing up for VBAlert. Text “VBAlert” to 67283 or sign up at VirginiaBeach.gov/VBAlert to receive important messages and emergency alert notifications from the City of Virginia Beach and Emergency Management during inclement weather. Here are few ways you can be better prepared this season: https://bit.ly/4a9CR6H.

The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office has an immediate opening for the Sheriff's Director of Human Resources. Come work fo...
12/05/2023

The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office has an immediate opening for the Sheriff's Director of Human Resources. Come work for the No. 1 Sheriff's Office in the Commonwealth of Virginia! The full-time position performs and/or coordinates various complex clerical, administrative, human resources and financial functions to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Sheriff's Office with about 60 full-time civilian, 400 full-time sworn, and 50 part-time civilian positions. For more information and to apply, visit https://ow.ly/XtJh50QfFWu

“[Chief Deputy Alvie] Culanding said his number one goal is “to make this a better sheriff’s office.” “We can always imp...
12/05/2023

“[Chief Deputy Alvie] Culanding said his number one goal is “to make this a better sheriff’s office.”

“We can always improve,” he said. “We have committed to our citizens to make sure we uphold and provide the best service we can. That’s my goal — to make sure that our organization, our deputies, our workforce have the tools, equipment and training necessary to do their job. Once that is done, then we can better serve our citizens.””

Ed. — From the Sunday, Oct. 22, print edition. BY JIM ROBERTS COURTHOUSE — Alvie Culanding wrote and rehearsed a speech when he got his latest job promotion, but he still choked up when he delivere…

12/05/2023

Don’t get yourself in a “sticky” situation by driving high during the holidays (or any other time!) If you’ve been partaking, do not drive — it’s that simple. If You Feel Different, You Drive Different.

It may have rained on our parade, but we had a great time anyway! Our Honor Guard and Sheriff Rocky Holcomb wouldn’t let...
12/03/2023

It may have rained on our parade, but we had a great time anyway! Our Honor Guard and Sheriff Rocky Holcomb wouldn’t let a little rain stand in their way. Thanks to everyone who came out to show their support and have some holiday fun with us!

12/01/2023

VIRGINIA BEACH, stop by or spread the word about the ’s next drive-thru food distribution on Tuesday, December 12, from 10am to 2pm at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater. We look forward to partnering with the City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services again before the busy holiday season!

Remember:
• Guests will be directed to enter via Dam Neck Road.
• Please come with your trunk empty.
• Put your car in park at each stopping point and end all phone calls.
• Once you have pulled up to the loading station, please remain in your vehicle.
• The distribution will go until 2pm or until food runs out, whichever comes first.

Can’t make it? Be sure to use the Foodbank’s online partner agency directory or find a distribution near you. https://foodbankonline.org/directory/

12/01/2023

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the federal Prison R**e Elimination Act (PREA). We are proud that we've been fully PREA certified since 2016 and continue to prioritize the prevention, reporting, investigation and prosecution of sexual assault within the Virginia Beach Correctional Center. We have a zero tolerance policy for all forms of sexual abuse, staff sexual misconduct and sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.vbso.net/prison-rape-elimination-act.

It’s Throwback Thursday! Some of our deputies recently stopped by Kempsville Meadows and Pembroke elementary schools for...
11/30/2023

It’s Throwback Thursday! Some of our deputies recently stopped by Kempsville Meadows and Pembroke elementary schools for our Lunch with a Deputy Program! We absolutely love spending this time with our VBSchools kids!

It’s COLD out there, VB! Stay safe and if you’re in need of shelter, call 757-962-3567 🥶
11/30/2023

It’s COLD out there, VB! Stay safe and if you’re in need of shelter, call 757-962-3567 🥶

What better way to wrap up the holiday weekend than with our friends at the Philippine Cultural Center Of Virginia! Sher...
11/28/2023

What better way to wrap up the holiday weekend than with our friends at the Philippine Cultural Center Of Virginia! Sheriff Rocky Holcomb and Chief Deputy Alvie Culanding had a blast at Sunday’s Fil-Am Bayanihan Club Christmas Celebration (pictured with Zumba instructor extraordinaire Justine Reyes - Zumba with Justine).

Hispanic Citizens Academy started 4 yrs ago by Virginia Beach Police Department Sgt. D. Nieves, Lt. J. Sanyer and Sgt. C...
11/27/2023

Hispanic Citizens Academy started 4 yrs ago by Virginia Beach Police Department Sgt. D. Nieves, Lt. J. Sanyer and Sgt. C. Santiago as way to build a better relationship with our Hispanic community. VBSO has been part of the teaching team since the beginning. Our Hispanic deputies help teach a variety of the classes. This is our largest class of 70 students for 10 weeks of various courses to educate them on our local legal system and laws. We meet every Wednesday. Thank you for those who teach and those citizens who are a part of the academy.

A few trip tips for your holiday travel:
11/26/2023

A few trip tips for your holiday travel:

If you’re one of the 55 million people traveling for Thanksgiving, keep this in mind:
✅ Wednesday will be BUSY on the roads. Avoid driving between 2-6pm.
✅ Slow Down, Move Over when you see emergency vehicles on the side of the road.
✅Airports will be packed Tue/Wed and Sun/Mon. Arrive early and avoid checking luggage.

Here’s what else holiday travelers can expect this week: https://bit.ly/46lJAHp

11/25/2023

Missing juvenile has been located.

Check out these Black Friday shopping safety tips. And remember not to leave valuables in your vehicle, especially where...
11/24/2023

Check out these Black Friday shopping safety tips. And remember not to leave valuables in your vehicle, especially where visible to passersby.

Shopping this ? Protect your bottom line:
✅ Track prices in advance
✅ Check on return policies
✅ Look for early deals
✅ Set your budget
✅ Pay by credit card
Learn more: https://bit.ly/40Ke196

11/23/2023

On behalf of Sheriff Rocky Holcomb and the men and women of the VBSO, we wish the everyone a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving! The VBSO is thankful for the support of our community and for a dedicated sworn and civilian workforce!

Sheriff Rocky Holcomb's Workforce crew gathered Wednesday to enjoy their annual Thanksgiving breakfast at Workforce HQ! ...
11/22/2023

Sheriff Rocky Holcomb's Workforce crew gathered Wednesday to enjoy their annual Thanksgiving breakfast at Workforce HQ! The breakfast is a way to thank the inmates - and the deputies who oversee them - who volunteer their time to work in the community mowing, landscaping, painting and so much more. Sheriff Holcomb, Chief Deputies Tina Mapes and Alvie Culanding and other deputies served the Workforce their meals.

All the work is on City property and saves the taxpayers thousands of dollars each year. Last fiscal year, the Workforce inmates volunteered 28,237 hours at a taxpayer savings of $770,084. And the Workforce contracts earned nearly $719,000 to offset the cost of operating the jail. These men receive no payment but can earn time off their sentences and receive additional privileges such as special meals and extra visitation time with their families. .🍗🍽⭐️

Here's to a successful Sheriff Rocky Holcomb inaugural Turkey Bowl last Saturday. With the help of the  entire Virginia ...
11/21/2023

Here's to a successful Sheriff Rocky Holcomb inaugural Turkey Bowl last Saturday. With the help of the entire Virginia Beach community, we raised more than $3,700 for the Virginia Beach Education Foundation's Beach Bags program! Team Public Safety defeated Team Education 20-14, but the real winners are the kids of Virginia Beach!! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event at Kempsville High School.
A hearty thanks to all our volunteers, community members who came to watch the game and to Virginia Beach Police Department, VB Rescue - Volunteer EMS Squads, VBSchools, Virginia Beach Education Foundation, Referees State Sen. Aaron Rouse, VB Treasurer Leigh Henderson, City Councilman Councilman Chris Taylor from VB City Council, Dr TJ Morgan Jr, Congresswoman Jen Kiggans, State Senator Bill DeSteph, Del. Barry Knight, Councilmembers Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond, Councilman Michael Berlucchi, Councilwoman Jennifer Rouse and Councilman Joash Schulman, WTKR News 3's Kevin Rafferty and Angela Bohon, Kroger, VB Dave & Buster's, Quality Silkscreens, Larry Buckman, Salem High School Performing Arts Program student Dylan Cohen, the Kellam High School Knightingales, Kempsville Middle School cheerleaders and pep band, Virginia Beach Fire Department Chief Kenny Pravetz, VBPD Deputy Chiefs Sean Adams and Jeffrey Wilkerson, EMS Brigade Chief Christi Budy, members of the Moonlight Dance Company, and a shout out to our military partners. Can't wait until next year! 🦃🏈💰🍎

More than $3,700 was raised for the Virginia Beach Education Foundation's Beach Bags program for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Sheriff Rocky Holcomb's ...

Congratulations to (right to left in photo) Sgts.  Anthony Edwards, Aaron Whitehead, Ashana Standard and Shana Zmuda-Avi...
11/20/2023

Congratulations to (right to left in photo) Sgts. Anthony Edwards, Aaron Whitehead, Ashana Standard and Shana Zmuda-Avila (pictured with Sheriff Rocky Holcomb and Community Engagement Capt. Karen "KJ" Johnson) on completing the City's Leadership in Police Organization (LPO) course sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The course included classes on leadership, individual differences, human bias, decision-making, communication and counseling, stress and resilience, and much more. We appreciate all of your hard work! Great job, sergeants! Congratulations, as well, to other graduates from the Virginia Beach Police Department, VB Rescue - Volunteer EMS Squads, Virginia Beach Emergency Communications & Citizen Services, Norfolk Police Department and Chesapeake Police Department. Way to go!

The Virginia Beach Courthouse will close at noon Wednesday and reopen on Monday, Nov. 27. Have a safe and happy Thanksgi...
11/20/2023

The Virginia Beach Courthouse will close at noon Wednesday and reopen on Monday, Nov. 27. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving week, Virginia Beach! 🦃

In observance of Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, City facilities and state agencies will have varying closure schedules. Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. Residents who would normally receive city trash and recycling services on Thursday, Nov. 23, will instead receive service on Friday, Nov. 24. Friday collections will be on Saturday, Nov. 25. For detailed schedule, visit https://bit.ly/3sHWrG8.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated food items or gave money to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the...
11/20/2023

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated food items or gave money to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore's 27th Annual Mayflower Marathon. More than 756,000 (and counting!) nutritious meals will be distributed to the food insecure thanks to the incredible generosity of so many. Thank you to the VBSO deputies who volunteered to keep the event safe for three nights running and to our law enforcement partners, Virginia Beach Police Department and VB Rescue - Volunteer EMS Squads who helped. Gratitude, as well, to sponsors FM99 and 106.9 The Fox. We are so proud to be a part of this community-giving event. Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃❤️

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Sheriff Rocky Holcomb’s inaugural Turkey Bowl at Kempsville High School...
11/19/2023

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Sheriff Rocky Holcomb’s inaugural Turkey Bowl at Kempsville High School today. Team Public Safety beat Team Education in a close game, 20 to 14, but we are all winners because more than $3,700 was raised for the Virginia Beach Education Foundation’s Beach Bags program feeding food insecure students on the weekends and during school breaks. Thank you, as well, to Virginia Beach Police Department, VB Rescue - Volunteer EMS Squads and VBSchools for being awesome partners on and off the field!! We are excited for next year, so stay tuned! 🦃🏈💰🍎

11/18/2023

Turkey Bowl warm-up - public safety vs. education - Kempsville High, kickoff 11 am

Team VBSO was proud to stand along with our Virginia Beach Police Department and VB Rescue - Volunteer EMS Squads partne...
11/17/2023

Team VBSO was proud to stand along with our Virginia Beach Police Department and VB Rescue - Volunteer EMS Squads partners this morning to deliver in a caravan food, including many turkeys and hams, and money to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore’s Mayflower Marathon collection site at Lynnhaven Mall. Thank you to the citizens who have generously donated to make sure people don’t go hungry this Thanksgiving. Food can be dropped off near the AMC theaters from now until Sunday at 3 PM.

Thanks to all of our generous donors and volunteers who helped Team VBSO stuff more than one cruiser for the Foodbank of...
11/16/2023

Thanks to all of our generous donors and volunteers who helped Team VBSO stuff more than one cruiser for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore's Mayflower Marathon, which kicks off today at 5 p.m. and runs through Sunday at 3 p.m. at Lynnhaven Mall near the AMC theaters. We are so thankful for all the food and monetary donations from folks in our community to ensure that people around Hampton Roads have a bountiful Thanksgiving! Thank you, as well, to the Kroger Marketplace on Holland Road for allowing us to set up shop outside the store! 🦃

We’re here till noon at the Kroger marketplace on Holland Road collecting food and money for the mayflower marathon for ...
11/16/2023

We’re here till noon at the Kroger marketplace on Holland Road collecting food and money for the mayflower marathon for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia in the Eastern Shore. Come say hi to our deputies and fill a cruiser.

Stop by tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 16, at the (3901) Holland Road Kroger from 9 a.m. to NOON and help us stuff a VBSO vehi...
11/15/2023

Stop by tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 16, at the (3901) Holland Road Kroger from 9 a.m. to NOON and help us stuff a VBSO vehicle with food items for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore's Mayflower Marathon. Help those in need have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We also will be taking cash donations to go directly to the Foodbank.

Team VBSO will be at this rescheduled event at Mount Trashmore Saturday afternoon!
11/15/2023

Team VBSO will be at this rescheduled event at Mount Trashmore Saturday afternoon!

THIS WEEKEND - BTG Fest -Bridge The Gap!!!
🏞️ Mt Trashmore from 12 PM to 4 PM on Saturday, November 18th

- DJ 🎤
- Food Trucks 🍧
- Bounce House & Yard Games 🥏
- Face Painting 🎨
- Ax Throwing 🪓

+ GIVEAWAYS!!! Raffle tickets available on-site, in exchange for canned food/non-perishable items. 2 items = 1 ticket (10 tickets max). Donation items collected will be delivered to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore's Mayflower Marathon Food Drive, happening through Sunday. 🎟️🎟️🎟️

Raffle items include: Bikes, TVs, Gift Cards, Gas Cards, & More!

This event is open to the public. Come connect with community partners, bring the family, bring a friend, and bring some canned goods to be entered into the raffle for some fabulous prizes!

More info: https://fb.me/e/b1WF8rTa0

See you on Saturday!

Christ Regeneration Church
Coastal Edge
Virginia Beach EMS
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
Virginia Beach Fire Department
Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office
Sentara Health
Flavors757
Virginia Beach City Government
Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol

ATTENTION WEEKENDERS!As we enter the holiday season, please note that the Weekender Program will be CANCELED on the foll...
11/15/2023

ATTENTION WEEKENDERS!

As we enter the holiday season, please note that the Weekender Program will be CANCELED on the following dates and you will not need to report:

🦃 November 23-26, 2023 – Thanksgiving

🎄 December 22-25, 2023 – Christmas

🎆 January 1, 2024 – New Year’s Day

✊🏿January 15, 2024 – Martin Luther King Jr.
Day

If you have any questions about when to report, call 757-385-1050.

🚧 FYI 🚧
11/13/2023

🚧 FYI 🚧

⚠️ Traffic Advisory ⚠️

The Special Events Unit has issued a road closure notice for Saturday, November 18, 2023 for the Coastal Virginia Auto Show, taking place on 19th Street between Parks Ave and Jefferson Ave (in front of the Virginia Beach Convention Center) from 8 AM to 5:30 PM. Please, see the attached notice for more details.

This month we honor the history, heritage and contributions of Native Americans.
11/12/2023

This month we honor the history, heritage and contributions of Native Americans.

Sheriff Rocky Holcomb and Chief Deputy Tina Mapes led the way, along with the VBSO Honor Guard, during the annual Hampto...
11/11/2023

Sheriff Rocky Holcomb and Chief Deputy Tina Mapes led the way, along with the VBSO Honor Guard, during the annual Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and protected the United States at the 2023 Tidewater Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony. The crisp, fall Oceanfront air didn't prevent hundreds of citizens and veterans from joining the parade on the sidelines. We thank each and every veteran for their sacrifices, some paying with their lives so America can stay the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Thank you, also, to WTKR News 3's Blaine Stewart and Beverly Kidd, for interviewing our Sheriff live during the festivities!

11/10/2023

Sheriff Rocky Holcomb and Community Engagement Capt. Karen "KJ" Johnson were proud to be a part of the ribbon cutting of the Jones & Cabacoy Veterans Care Center off Nimmo Parkway in Virginia Beach. This is the state's third Veterans Care Center. Ground was broken in 2017 on 26 acres donated by the City of Virginia Beach. Thank you to all of our veterans who have served or paid the ultimate sacrifice so America can remain the land of the free because of their bravery. Thank you, as well, to VBSO Sgt. J. Phelps and Cpl. M. Simmons for helping direct traffic in and out of the event!

The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office is proud to have recently become a Virginia SkillBridge Program provider. The progra...
11/09/2023

The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office is proud to have recently become a Virginia SkillBridge Program provider. The program, managed by the Department of Defense (DoD), provides opportunities for active-duty service members to gain valuable work experience during their last 180 days of service. DoD SkillBridge connects service members with participating public sector organizations that offer internship opportunities as they transition to build their resumes, explore employment interests, develop job skills, and gain valuable work experience that will help them prepare for their adjustment to the civilian workplace.
The VBSO is offering this internship to transitioning service members for a Deputy Sheriff I position. The internship will last 180 days, or six months.
"For the VBSO, this is a great step in improving our talent pipeline as well as providing valuable training and skill development to service members as they transition to the workplace,” said Sheriff Rocky Holcomb, a Marine Corps veteran.
The VBSO has always valued its veterans and has been a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certificate holder since 2016.

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