Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office

Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office Working for the public safety and betterment of Virginia Beach under the leadership of Sheriff Ken Stolle. Services include jail ops and court security.

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 accomplish our mission through our core values: commitment, integrity, compassion and professionalism. The purpose of this page is to engage and share information with the public. We welcome feedback, but reserve the right to remove any posts or comments that are inappropriate, including but not limited to: • Profanity; • Explicit material; • Hate speech; • Threatening or libelous material; • Promotion of criminal activity; • Off-topic dialogue; • Copyright or intellectual property violations; • And anything that may compromise public safety. Follow us on Twitter at @VBSO, Instagram at @vbsheriffsoffice and LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/2506071. Find employment information at vbso.net/employmentforms. Grievances and complaints should be filed with our Professional Standards Office at [email protected].

Mission: Our mission is to provide for the public safety of the citizens of Virginia Beach through the efficient and professional operations of the Sheriff's Office, as provided for in the Constitution and the Code of Virginia.

Operating as usual

Important information from the US National Weather Service Wakefield VA and Virginia Beach City Government:"WARNING, PLE...
07/20/2020

Important information from the US National Weather Service Wakefield VA and Virginia Beach City Government:

"WARNING, PLEASE SHARE: Heat index is expected to be over 100 the next few days. Take precautions if you must be outside. People 65+, children under two and people with chronic diseases/mental illness are at greater risk. Stay inside with air conditioning if possible, drink extra water and don't forget about your pets - if you can't bring them inside in the AC, make sure they have fresh water and shade. www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/extremeheat/index.html
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Increasing heat and humidity levels are expected this weekend into early next week. Heat indices of 100° to 105° will be common Saturday and Sunday, and will peak between 105° and 109° degrees Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure you are taking the proper precautions if you must be outside for extended periods of time. For heat related safety information, please visit www.weather.gov/heat.

THANK YOU to Nathan Babcock for donating 500 mask extenders (a.k.a. ear guards or tension delivers) to us this week! Nat...
07/17/2020

THANK YOU to Nathan Babcock for donating 500 mask extenders (a.k.a. ear guards or tension delivers) to us this week! Nathan, who is 16, has been hard at work making these on his 3D printer to help frontline workers throughout the region. He’s donated thousands to local medical facilities and hundreds more to law enforcement. Our deputies (and their ears) thank you, Nathan! 😷🙏💙

Thank you to Adam Dibble for lending us his Camaro hood honoring law enforcement officers who have died in the line of d...
07/14/2020

Thank you to Adam Dibble for lending us his Camaro hood honoring law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, including our own Deputy William Tiedeman Jr., who died in 2006. The hood, which has traveled the country gathering signatures, will be on display for our staff throughout the month of July. Thank you also to Kevin Fleet for transporting the display.

Virginia Beach City Government
07/13/2020
Virginia Beach City Government

Virginia Beach City Government

IMPORTANT PLEASE SHARE: In the wake of recent steep rises in COVID-19 cases throughout both the City and the region (cases in people ages 20-29 increased by nearly 250% in VB since the end of May), we are calling on residents, local businesses and visitors to adhere to established safety measures including wearing masks in indoor public spaces. If this trend continues, the Governor may reinstate restrictions.
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For Workforce Wednesday, we're sharing some photos of our Workforce deputies out mowing and weeding Princess Anne Road f...
07/08/2020

For Workforce Wednesday, we're sharing some photos of our Workforce deputies out mowing and weeding Princess Anne Road from Dam Neck Road to Salem Road last week. This work is usually done by inmates, but had to be halted when the Virginia Beach Correctional Center was on lockdown after an inmate tested positive for COVID-19 (everyone has since been tested and the lockdown has been lifted). So our deputies stepped up to make sure the work was completed for our city.

The Inmate Workforce is responsible for mowing and weeding along 38+ miles of roads throughout the city, among other duties, saving the taxpayers $1.3 million per year.

Virginia Beach City Government
07/07/2020
Virginia Beach City Government

Virginia Beach City Government

The City of Virginia Beach is providing relief to residents impacted financially by the #COVID19 #pandemic, including a City Services Bill Pandemic Relief Program, Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Relief Program and Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program.
City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Virginia Beach Housing & Neighborhood Preservation, Virginia Beach Public Utilities

Happy Independence Day from the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office! Please celebrate responsibly and have a safe and happy ...
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day from the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office! Please celebrate responsibly and have a safe and happy holiday weekend 🇺🇸

Scam alert! 🚨
07/02/2020

Scam alert! 🚨

SCAM ALERT, PLEASE SHARE: The Health Department employs contact tracers to notify individuals who have been exposed to known cases of COVID-19. Contact tracing saves lives by helping to prevent the spread of the virus, so please do your part and answer calls, text messages, or emails from the Commonwealth’s contact tracers, while also remaining aware of potential contact tracing scams. Ways to spot the difference:
• When a contact tracer is calling you, caller ID will read “VDH COVID Team.”
• Real contact tracers will not ask for money or information such as a Social Security Number (SSN), bank account details, or credit card numbers.
• The Commonwealth does not charge individuals for contact tracing services.
https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/2020-news-releases/virginia-department-of-health-urges-virginians-to-engage-with-legitimate-contact-tracers-avoid-scams/

A great alternative for doing business with the Virginia Beach Circuit Court Clerk's Office during COVID-19!
07/01/2020
WAVY TV 10

A great alternative for doing business with the Virginia Beach Circuit Court Clerk's Office during COVID-19!

Just drive right up to the old bank at 1804 Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach and you can get hitched, get a notary or a gun permit.

Just fill out the paperwork and shoot it through the tube. https://bit.ly/31wA1rf

Virginia Beach City Government
06/30/2020

Virginia Beach City Government

Like most other communities, VB made the call to cancel fireworks displays to avoid creating large group gatherings and to minimize the financial risks to the City and contractors. We’re disappointed too and hopefully, we’ll be able to bring these shows back next year. Please be aware that possession of consumer fireworks in VB is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a $2,500 fine. This law is not designed to spoil your fun or holiday celebration; it is intended to protect life and property.

For Mask Monday, we would like to thank some of the awesome women who have been working so hard to make hundreds of mask...
06/29/2020

For Mask Monday, we would like to thank some of the awesome women who have been working so hard to make hundreds of masks for us: Workforce Clerks Heather Chargualaf and Cristina Runshaw and Accounting Clerk Mercy Francisco! Thank you for your tireless work to provide essential PPE (personal protective equipment) for our first responders! 😷

"If you are struggling with rent or mortgage payments, help is available. Please call the Housing Crisis Hotline at (757...
06/29/2020

"If you are struggling with rent or mortgage payments, help is available. Please call the Housing Crisis Hotline at (757) 587-4202."

A new state Rent & Mortgage Relief Program launched today to provide rental and mortgage assistance for Hampton Roads households that are facing eviction due to COVID-19. Nonprofit partner ForKids is administering the program.

** If you are struggling with rent or mortgage payments, please call the Housing Crisis Hotline at (757) 587-4202. **

The Virginia Beach Courthouse remains CLOSED to general public access with the exception of those hearings and matters o...
06/26/2020

The Virginia Beach Courthouse remains CLOSED to general public access with the exception of those hearings and matters outlined in the new Judicial Emergency orders from the Supreme Court of Virginia and our local courts. The Judicial Emergency is in effect through July 19. Additional information and the full court orders are available on our website: https://www.vbso.net/coronavirus.

In addition, all persons entering the Courthouse are required to wear a mask and undergo health and security screenings.

ATTORNEYS: On-site attorney visits will resume at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center on Monday, June 29.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate this evolving situation and protect public health and safety.

Flashback Friday to last year's Pride at the Beach event! We have missed participating in the Pride Month events that ha...
06/26/2020

Flashback Friday to last year's Pride at the Beach event! We have missed participating in the Pride Month events that had to be canceled this year because of COVID-19, but we are looking forward to even bigger and better events in 2021! We believe in equal rights and equal protection for all and we are committed to working with all parts of our community to accomplish that ideal, including our LGBTQ community. Our LGBT Liaison Sgt. Guy Saucier can be reached at [email protected]. 🌈

King Neptune, our Human Rights Commission Liaison Lt. Lois Thompson and Hampton Roads Pride President Cole Werkheiser and Board Member Kelly O’Clair at the first ever Pride at the Beach this weekend! ❤️ 🌈

Yesterday a few of our Workforce deputies conducted an important rescue mission after finding a citizen in distress in t...
06/25/2020

Yesterday a few of our Workforce deputies conducted an important rescue mission after finding a citizen in distress in the busy intersection of Rosemont and Holland roads. The citizen was safely removed from the situation and given a courtesy ride to a nearby pond 💚🐢👮‍♂️

Sheriff Ken Stolle
06/24/2020

Sheriff Ken Stolle

Thank you to my friend, Virginia Beach Police Department Deputy Chief Pat Gallagher, for presenting the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office and I with this plaque in recognition of our role responding to the mass shooting in Building 2 on May 31, 2019. We all came together that day and in the days that followed to help our city in its time of greatest need. We were forever changed by that tragedy, but we emerged VB Strong and we grow stronger each day.

Virginia Beach City Government
06/24/2020

Virginia Beach City Government

The Virginia Beach Health Department will be holding FREE COVID-19 drive-thru testing on Friday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Green Run High School (1700 Dahlia Dr.) Participants must be 13 years and older and remain in their vehicle wearing a face covering. Limited walk-up registration will be available while supplies last.Details here: https://www.vbgov.com/news/pages/selected.aspx?release=4866&title=virginia+beach+health+department+announces+covid-19+community+testing

We announced last week that we had one inmate test positive for COVID-19 and, as a result, tested 61 inmates and 40+ dep...
06/23/2020

We announced last week that we had one inmate test positive for COVID-19 and, as a result, tested 61 inmates and 40+ deputies. We are very happy to report that all test results were NEGATIVE and we have no additional cases of COVID-19.

The inmate who tested positive remains asymptomatic and separate from general population. We will continue to follow the guidance of the Virginia Department of Health and take the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone here. Full information, including testing data, is available at https://www.vbso.net/coronavirus.

06/22/2020
SOMETHING IN THE WATER

SOMETHING IN THE WATER

"VIRGINIA", written by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo

Made to acknowledge the resilient Virginian frontline workers and to show the possibilities of what happens when we come together. 🙏🏾

Watch the video mixed in Sony's 360 Reality Audio here: http://www.music.com/virginia

A little something for all the awesome, cheesy-joke-telling dads out there. Happy Father's Day from the Virginia Beach S...
06/21/2020

A little something for all the awesome, cheesy-joke-telling dads out there. Happy Father's Day from the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office!

Today we join the Commonwealth of Virginia and City of Virginia Beach in observing Juneteenth. We are closed except for ...
06/19/2020

Today we join the Commonwealth of Virginia and City of Virginia Beach in observing Juneteenth. We are closed except for essential jail and court functions (courts remain open).

In keeping with Governor Northam's declaration yesterday designating Juneteenth (Friday, June 19) as a state holiday, Mayor Dyer has declared Friday a City holiday. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 that enslaved people in Galveston, TX, the last of the former Confederate states to abolish slavery, heard that the Civil War had ended and learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had made them free nearly two years earlier.
https://www.vbgov.com/news/pages/selected.aspx?release=4855&title=friday%2c+june+19+is+designated+juneteenth+city+holiday

We have had one Virginia Beach Correctional Center inmate test positive today for COVID-19 and are currently working wit...
06/16/2020

We have had one Virginia Beach Correctional Center inmate test positive today for COVID-19 and are currently working with the Virginia Department of Health to test any inmates and deputies who have been in close contact with this individual, who is asymptomatic and separated from general population. This is our first positive inmate test and no additional inmates, deputies or civilians have tested positive at this time. Full information, including testing data, is posted at https://www.vbso.net/coronavirus.

Friends and family: If your loved one is incarcerated with us and tests positive for COVID-19, they will be given an opportunity to call and notify you. They may also sign a release form authorizing our Medical staff to discuss their medical information with you. As always, we will ensure that all inmates receive necessary medical care.

Attorneys: On-site attorney visits at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center are CANCELED until further notice.

Thank you to W.T. CookeElementary for inviting us to participate in the drive-through promotion ceremony for its fifth...
06/12/2020

Thank you to W.T. CookeElementary for inviting us to participate in the drive-through promotion ceremony for its fifth graders yesterday! We are one of Cooke’s Partners in Education (and a 2020 Model Partner) and grew attached to these students throughout the school year, so we’re so glad we got to celebrate them before they move up to middle school next year!

There's still time to join us for the Virtual Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia! Even though the in-person run had...
06/11/2020
WAVY TV 10

There's still time to join us for the Virtual Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia! Even though the in-person run had to be canceled this year because of COVID-19, the virtual run allows people of all physical fitness levels to participate in their own way. Simply register and log your miles (you can walk, run, bike, canoe, dance, step ... or whatever feels right to you) by the end of the day Saturday! Let's help Special Olympics Virginia meet its goal of raising $75,000 to support athletic competition, health services and inclusion for those with disabilities in our community.

Click here to join and/or support our team: https://impact.specialolympicsva.org/team/299094.

Since the games have been canceled, the organization is inviting the community to join the Virtual Torch Run, at their own pace and on their own time.

06/10/2020
Virginia Beach Public Utilities

SCAM ALERT!

Attention Customers: Potential Scam Alert!

We have been notified that some customers have received calls from someone claiming to work for the City. The caller advises that Public Utilities will be turning the customer’s water off imminently for non-payment and requests payment over the phone.

We are not currently turning customers’ water service off for delinquency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge residents to never give personal or banking information to an unverified or unsolicited caller.

We were proud to participate in the discussion alongside the Virginia Beach Police Department, Black Lives Matter 757, t...
06/08/2020

We were proud to participate in the discussion alongside the Virginia Beach Police Department, Black Lives Matter 757, the Newport News Police Foundation and leadership from Wave Church and Calvary Revival Church and we look forward to many more.

Today I had the privilege to attend a conversation about the events of our day with community, faith, and law enforcement leaders. Shaggy from Z104 organized the group and will broadcast the dialogue this week. I'm listening. I'm learning. And I'm here to help make our community better for everyone. We can do this together, and we will.

As Sheriff Ken Stolle told WTKR TV News Channel 3 on Saturday, "Protesting is an American way. It's protected under the ...
06/08/2020

As Sheriff Ken Stolle told WTKR TV News Channel 3 on Saturday, "Protesting is an American way. It's protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution and ... that's how most of the social change has been brought about in America is through protest."

Proud to see Virginia Beach working together to do it safely.

It is estimated that over one thousand people amassed today, processing from Mount Trashmore to Town Center; to denounce racism, police violence and the killing of George Floyd.

Department leadership met with event organizers ahead of time to provide support and to ensure the safety of all involved.

It was a peaceful event, without any occurrences of violence. EMS was on scene and transported one person to a local hospital who suffered a medical emergency and tended to two others for heat related concerns.

We appreciate the cooperation of all who came out which led to a successful event.

The Virginia Beach Courthouse remains CLOSED to general public access with the exception of those hearings and matters o...
06/05/2020

The Virginia Beach Courthouse remains CLOSED to general public access with the exception of those hearings and matters outlined in the new Judicial Emergency orders from the Supreme Court of Virginia and our local courts. The Judicial Emergency is in effect through June 28 and we anticipate the closure will continue at least through that day. Additional information and the full court orders are available on our website: https://www.vbso.net/coronavirus.

In addition, all persons entering the Courthouse are required to wear a mask and undergo health and security screenings. Full information is posted on our website.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate this evolving situation and protect public health and safety.

Virginia Beach City Government
06/04/2020
Virginia Beach City Government

Virginia Beach City Government

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ & SHARE: Yesterday, only two days in to what is predicted to be an active hurricane season, the 3rd named storm of the year developed in the Gulf (because 2020 🙄). It isn't expected to be an issue for us, but please update your emergency supplies and plans taking into account impacts of COVID-19. Don't wait until you hear a storm is heading this way. With disruptions in the supply chain due to the pandemic, you'll need to add disinfectant, toilet paper and masks to your emergency kits and they may take a while to find. Also make sure you have proper insurance (basic home owners policies don't cover flooding). Have a plan if you have to evacuate - you may not be able to go where you typically would due to the pandemic. Be thinking ahead and please stay safe.

Letter from Sheriff Ken Stolle on the death of George Floyd.
06/04/2020

Letter from Sheriff Ken Stolle on the death of George Floyd.

For those who would like to know my position on the death of George Floyd and related issues, I sent this letter to the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission today. You can find the relevant policies that were attached to the letter here: https://www.vbso.net/sheriff-ken-stolle.

Most importantly: "I condemn racism in all forms. I also condemn police brutality. I stand for equal justice for all. I stand behind those men and women in blue who do the right thing every day. And I pray for healing for our city and our country."

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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 accomplish our mission through our core values: commitment, integrity, compassion and professionalism.

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    Some friends and I will be riding in this event next Saturday, 7/11/20, to show our support for law enforcement. Many police officers and sheriff deputies will be participating. All riders are welcome, either on bikes or in cars. The ride ends at the American Legion in Edenton, NC and lunch will be available. If you see us, please show respect by waving, saluting or blowing your car horns in support. As a Virginia Beach resident, I would love to see our local Police and Sheriff Departments hold a similar ride. I know you would get a lot of participants and supporters.
    MISSING SINCE APRIL 16th. NEEDS MEDICATION!! https://www.facebook.com/1658547220938195/posts/2776745692451670/?d=n
    Why is the city letting the people who are being quarantined having all of their privileges being revoked? These induvial are being punished as if they were disobedient or violent in the jails. They are quarantined, not on administration restriction! Not allowed access to books, only receiving the tablet every few hours for a few minutes. They do not have any books or word search exta. To keep their minds busy. Just a blank wall. There are many studies that show how damaging solitary isolation is to ones mental health. What is the city going to do when someone kills themselves? why not ratify this before it becomes a problem? There is ways to keep people quarantined without putting their mental heath at risk. What is the city going to do when someone kills themselves? why not ratify this before it becomes a problem? There is ways to keep people quarantined without putting their mental heath at risk! The rate of suicide in jails is already highly above the national average, in some states over 50% higher then the national average. This is a problem that can be fixed easily and without anyone life to be the reason of change!
    Why is the city letting the people who are being quarantined having all of their privileges being revoked? These induvial are being punished as if they were disobedient or violent in the jails. They are quarantined, not on administration restriction! Not allowed access to books, only receiving the tablet every few hours for a few minutes. They do not have any books or word search exta. To keep their minds busy. Just a blank wall. There are many studies that show how damaging solitary isolation is to ones mental health. What is the city going to do when someone kills themselves? why not ratify this before it becomes a problem? There is ways to keep people quarantiened without putting their mental heath at risk. What is the city going to do when someone kills themselves? why not ratify this before it becomes a problem? There is ways to keep people quarantined without putting their mental heath at risk! The rate of suicide in jails is already highly above the national average, in some states over 50% higher then the national average. This is a problem that can be fixed easily and without anyone life to be the reason of change!
    Don’t worry guys/gals, we have your backs and will vote them out. When Amanda Chase becomes Governor, we will request much more for you all...
    Red coat of the day award goes too!...
    How do I get help scheduling inmate visitation on line?
    Why is there no one answering this number? Need help managing visitor group Contact the Facility 757-385-4493 [email protected]
    I love this idea. Sign me up! :)
    Are there plans to include Virginia Beach among the counties that are opting for 2nd Amendment sanctuary status with or without the offer to deputize citizens?
    I have this future officer training early.
    Retired from VBSO in May 2013, lost 110 pounds and today, I still got recognized by a former inmate. Got to stay frosty.