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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.
Happy Valentine's Day, Virginia Beach! We love you. ❤️
Congratulations to Master Deputy Chara Scott on receiving the Law and Order Award from the American Legion Princess Anne Post 113! Master Deputy Scott is an exemplary member of the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office who demonstrates her commitment to helping others in both her professional and personal life.
In her 8.5 years with the Sheriff’s Office, Master Deputy Scott has served in Correctional Operations and Intake, all while earning her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Regent University (with honors!). She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and provides free therapy sessions to members of law enforcement. She serves on our peer support team and led the debriefing for deputies who responded to the mass shooting at the Municipal Center on May 31. She has also volunteered with the Tidewater Critical Incident Stress Management Team since 2017, logging more than 200 hours, and co-founded the Badges and Babies support group for mothers who are first responders. The group hosts monthly in-person meetings and online meetings to address the unique challenges faced by police, firefighter, medic and dispatch moms.
As her supervisor wrote:
“Her desire and compassion for others is the most valuable trait a law enforcement officer can possess and she is the epitome of how those characteristics improve and save the lives of others. … Although, she has not pulled someone from a burning building or jumped into [a] pool to save a drowning victim, her dedication and work to the mental wellbeing of her fellow law enforcement officers makes her a life saver.”
We are incredibly sad to learn of the death of Max Everton, a Special Olympian, torch runner and consummate law enforcement supporter. Thank you for brightening all of our lives and making our community a more inclusive place for everyone, Max. You will be missed.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Special Olympics Virginia athlete Max Everton.
Max will always be remembered for his incredible spirit, energy and enthusiasm for the VA Torch Run. Max’s Torch Run history began 25+ years ago and he could always be seen on the leg from Virginia Beach to Richmond, running with the officers or cheering them on.
In 2001, Max was selected as one of ten Special Olympics athletes to join the first unified Final Leg to the World Winter Games in Alaska. It was during this final leg that he first proclaimed - “I am a Torch Runner!” This mantra became the rallying cry of the Virginia Torch Run.
Max was a Virginia Beach Citizens Police Academy graduate and assisted SOVA in spreading the word about inclusion to law enforcement agencies all over the Commonwealth, the region and Internationally. A trail blazer for SO athletes, and all with intellectual disabilities, Max demonstrated to all the power of inclusion by focusing on his abilities and showing the world what is possible if we choose to include.
One of his highest honors was carrying the Flame Of Hope into the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 International Torch Run Conference in his home state of Virginia. He has also presented the Torch at many SOVA events with pride.
Max was the 2000 Special Olympics Virginia Athlete of the year, he was in ducted into the Virginia Torch Run Hall of Fame in 2007 and awarded the Law Enforcement Torch Run International Executive Council Athlete Award in 2013. During his acceptance speech at the international conference he again exclaimed “I am a Torch Runner!”
Max was, and his spirit will remain, a VA LETR Torch Runner.
Donations to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia can be made in Max's honor here:
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We took the plunge Saturday for Special Olympics Virginia (and it was FREEZING COLD in that water)! Team VBSO raised $7,464 thanks to generous donations from the community and our staff (including our No Shave November fundraiser) toward $1.35 million raised by the Polar Plunge to support our Special Olympics athletes! Thank you to everyone who helped make this another successful year. 🥶
This weekend is your LAST CHANCE to see artwork such as this 👇 at the Beyond the Block inmate art exhibition at The Chrysler Museum of Art and Virginia MOCA! The exhibition, which features artwork made by inmates in jails throughout the region, ends tomorrow! 🎨
Saturday is the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Virginia! Join us at the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront to have some fun in support of a fantastic cause (the plunge goes down at 2 p.m.). You can still join the plunge or donate to our team here: https://impact.specialolympicsva.org/team/270029. 🌊 🥶
With January having come to a close, we’re proud to announce that our No Shave January fundraiser raised $2,850 for Law Enforcement United-Virginia Division! Since November, our deputies and civilians donated $9,476 to charity through our No Shave fundraisers.
In addition, we’re excited to share that the beards are here to stay and are now permitted under our grooming standards! So if you love having a beard (or have always wanted to grow one) and are interested in a career in public safety, consider applying with us! https://www.vbso.net/sworn-positions
“The message is: Don’t mail contraband into the jail, because we will prosecute.”
“It amazes me the ingenuity with inmates, or how they come up with ideas on how to get things into a facility,” Lt. Lois Thomson said.
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Remember that effective tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 1, the Property Window for retrieving inmate property will be relocated to the Visitation Lobby located at 2425 Nimmo Parkway (via the existing Accounting/Weekender window). In addition, an appointment will be required to retrieve property by calling 757-385-1050. This change will be in effect for several weeks in order to facilitate renovations to our Property room. No one will be denied access to property, we will just need advanced notice to ensure we can retrieve the requested items in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process.
The new location is pictured below (and is around the corner from the former Property Window) 👇
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During the past week, we have joined the Hampton Roads community in mourning the losses of Newport News Police Department Officer Katherine “Katie” Thyne, who died in the line of duty following a traffic stop last Thursday, and Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail Major Angelanette Moore, who died of a heart attack while on duty, also last Thursday. Our hearts are broken for all who loved them and our community is a lesser place for their absence. We are grateful for their sacrifices and their service, which made our community a better, safer place for all of us. We know they will never be forgotten and we will continue to drape our badges in their honor until each of them is laid to rest. We have the watch from here.
This week we have received several reports of individuals contacting people in the community claiming to be members of the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office. The caller says they are calling about a "legal matter" or "legal issue" and that the person must call a different number to obtain more information. These calls did not come from the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office and the number (which ends in 8722) is not affiliated with our office.
We suspect this is a new version of a longstanding scam and we encourage anyone who receives a phone call like this to hang up (and DO NOT give the caller money). As a reminder, the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office will never demand payment over the phone for any reason. In the past, the scammers claimed the person needed to pay a fine to avoid being arrested for an outstanding warrant or missed jury duty.
If you need to contact our office, the correct number is 757-385-4555.
Effective Feb. 1, the Property window for retrieving inmate property will be relocated to the Visitation Lobby located at 2425 Nimmo Parkway (via the existing Accounting/Weekender window). In addition, an appointment will be required to retrieve property by calling 757-385-1050. This change will be in effect for several weeks in order to facilitate renovations to our Property room. No one will be denied access to property, we will just need advanced notice to ensure we can retrieve the requested items in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process.
Councilman Michael Berlucchi
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and everyday, let us honor his life and legacy by working together to address all things that matter.
Great, job, everyone! Glad to see some of our VBSO volunteers pitching in for this great program.
A beautiful morning to protect our environment. It was a privilege to meet the team of volunteers at Chichos Pizza Oceanfront who collected over 2500 Christmas trees for the Outer Banks erosion project. 🎄
Today we’re sharing a Throwback Thursday photo from November at W.T. Cooke Elementary School! We’ve partnered with the school this year to provide mentors for English and math and have had so much fun getting to know the students. Check out all those smiling faces!
Mental health is one of the biggest issues we face as a community and here at the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office. If you have a loved one living with a mental illness, the Virginia Beach City Government's Department of Human Services is offering free Help Me Understand! seminars to help:
Happy Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, especially to our brothers and sisters at the Virginia Beach Police Department! Like or comment if you appreciate our law enforcement heroes!
Great job to our friends at the Virginia Beach Police Department! We're proud to support this program through our Community Outreach Division. For information on how to sign up, click here: https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/police/opsdiv/Pages/proj-lifesaver.aspx.
Rescuers face many challenges in tracking down people with Alzheimer’s and other conditions.
Founded in 1999 in Chesapeake, Project Lifesaver helps caregivers, EMS workers and police to “quickly locate individuals with cognitive disorders.
IMPORTANT UPDATE 1/8: We have been advised that in this particular case, the letter delivered to the citizen was legitimate related to maintenance contracted with their property management company. If you receive a letter requesting access to your property, we encourage you to verify the work with your property management company.
Scam Alert - A letter was delivered to residents claiming that a third party company will need access to their homes for water meter maintenance. The letter asks residents to leave their doors unlocked, deactivate their alarm systems, and crate their pets.
Virginia Beach Public Utilities urges residents to exercise caution. Water meters are located on the exterior of properties in Virginia Beach and the City will never request to enter a residence to perform maintenance on a meter.
Residents should report suspicious individuals to the Virginia Beach Police at 757-385-5000.
Thank you to W.T. CookeElementary for inviting us on Friday to help kick off Reading and Kindness Month! We had a great time reading to and interacting with the students. What better way to start the year than by focusing on literacy and kindness?
You've got just a few days left to see the Beyond the Block inmate art exhibition at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Pfac)! The exhibition, which features artwork by inmates from jails throughout Hampton Roads, closes on Sunday. Regular admission is just $7.50 (and there are discounted admission rates available as well).
Beyond the Block will remain on display at The Chrysler Museum of Art and Virginia MOCA through Feb. 9.
So if you're looking for something to do this weekend, come check it out!
Beyond the Block is here! For the final day of our countdown, we have “Keep it in Perspective’ by Stephen Tew. He made it using a jail-safe pen, a legal pad (for a ruler) and powdered milk (for paste). He said he was inspired by leaving jail, which is one of the goals of this exhibition (to help inmates focus on life outside). The Beyond the Block inmate art exhibition opened TODAY at The Chrysler Museum of Art, Virginia MOCA and Fine Art Services / Fine Art Findings. It features artwork by inmates at the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Hampton Roads Regional and Western Tidewater Regional jails. We hope you will check it out and be just as inspired as we’ve been!
To see the rest of the countdown, follow us on Instagram at @vbsheriffsoffice (https://www.instagram.com/vbsheriffsoffice/).
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No Shave November (and December!) for a good cause.
Happy New Year, everyone!
As we say goodbye to 2019, we would like to thank all the heroes out there, especially our public safety heroes who protect our communities, save lives and inspire us today and every day.
This year, searches for both superheroes and everyday heroes soared. Explore the trends behind the heroic moments of 2019 → g.co/yearinsearch #YearinSearch
Reminder that the Virginia Beach Courthouse is CLOSED today and tomorrow. Please celebrate responsibly (don't drink and drive!) and have a safe and happy New Year! AAA is offering FREE rides home for those who need them:
Need a ride on New Year's Eve? AAA's Safe Ride Home is available in select areas. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/35ZkQq7 Drive safely!
As December comes to a close, we would like to share the results of our “No Shave” fundraisers for November and a December (you may have seen this in our story on Friday). Deputies who donated $20 in November and $25 in December were allowed to skip shaving for the month, raising $3,290 for Special Olympics Virginia in November and $3,336 for Cure SMA in December (December also included ponytails for women)! We are extending the fundraiser through January and will announce those results (and the charity) at the end of the month. To see more of our “No Shave November” photos, follow us on Instagram at @vbsheriffsoffice (instagram.com/vbsheriffsoffice) and check out the archived story at the top of the page.
City of Virginia Beach Waste Management Division
Looking to make an extra impact with your Christmas tree? Check out this wonderful program from Chichos Pizza Oceanfront
Your tree can have a second life or greater purpose in the Outer Banks by acting as a natural sand fence while helping to build up sand dunes. The wood and branches help with erosion control, and the nutrients are beneficial for the beach grass.
Location drop offs, date and times:
Chicho’s Oceanfront: Dec 26th - Jan 16th 9am-9pm
Chicho’s Strawbridge: Sat Jan 4th 10am-1pm
Chicho’s Shore Drive: Sat Jan 4th 10am-1pm
Chicho’s Hickory: Sun January 5th 9am-1pm
Chicho’s Greenbrier: Sunday January 5th 9am-1pm
Haygood Skating Center: Sunday Jan 5th 10am-5pm
Thank you for spending part of your Christmas with us, Councilman Michael Berlucchi!
Merry Christmas morning!🎄 Thanks to Sheriff Ken Stolle and the team at the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office for inviting me to wish a Happy Holiday to the oncoming and offgoing shifts this morning - and to thank them for working today. A very special THANK YOU to all the public safety professionals work very hard and sacrifice time from their families and loved ones so that we may enjoy a safe community. #MerryChristmas #VBStrong
Merry Christmas, everyone! Have a safe and happy holiday.
Reminder of the City of Virginia Beach closures for this week, including the Virginia Beach Courthouse:
City of Virginia Beach Christmas & New Year’s Holiday ScheduleTuesday, December 17, 2019City offices and facilities will be operating under varied schedules during the upcoming holiday season. Most city of Virginia Beach offices and facilities will be closed Dec. 23, 24 and 25, 2019 and Jan. 1,...
Happy Hanukkah from the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office!
A few holiday safety tips from the National Safety Council to help you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy this season!:
The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
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