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About The Sheriff's Office

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 continually strive to maintain a high standard of excellence and to serve and protect our community.

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


Community Engagement

Capt. Karen “K.J.” Johnson oversees Community Engagement for the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office. She connects our deputies and civilian staff with myriad community events and organizations, including schools and churches, and facilitates community events, including our annual food drive during the holidays and Easter Eggstravaganza egg hunt. She also leads the VBSO’s talented Recruitment Team. Learn more on our Community Engagement page. #VBSOConnect

Great job to all the mentors who participated in Judge Quick’s and The Virginia Bar Association’s mentorship program! We can’t wait until next year!”

Captain Johnson

We love connecting with our senior community! Thank you to the VBSO Emergency Response Team for providing self-defense classes and scam education for our seniors and making our seniors strong!”

Captain Johnson

Our 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.

Public Safety

Our #1 priority is the public safety of the citizens of Virginia Beach. Securing the jail is one way we accomplish that.

Public Service

We are – first and foremost – public servants and we aspire to provide the best possible service to our community.


We are a public safety force for the 21st Century and leverage technology to provide better, more efficient service.

Mental Health

This is our biggest public safety challenge. We are committed to improving mental health treatment before, during and after incarceration.


We rehabilitate offenders to successfully reenter society by teaching vital life skills.

Fiscal Responsibility

We are good stewards of our public funding and are always looking for ways to ease the burden on taxpayers.

What We Offer

​The Sheriff's Office provides countless services to our staff, volunteers and inmates.


Learn about leadership at the Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Rocky Holcomb and Undersheriff Brian Struzzieri.

Community Outreach

Our volunteer efforts stretch through every part of our organization and touch many areas of the community.


Serve and make a difference in the community while earning a competitive starting salary and benefits.

Inmate Lookup

See charges, bonding information, and mugshots for current Virginia Beach Correctional Center inmates.

Calls & Visits

Schedule a visit with an inmate, visit now on demand, or learn about inmate telephone accounts and calling.


Provide a fresh-cooked, premium meal for your loved one. Clothing and care packages are also available.

Annual Report

Our Annual Report is published each fall and provides compressive information about our operations.


Advertise your business to a captive audience via the closed-circuit TVs in the jail and Courthouse.

Prison Rape Elimination Act

Learn how the VBSO complies with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Recent News

Check out the latest news from the Sheriff's Office.

Dr J Doctor Appreciation Day

Virginia Beach Correctional Center physician to retire after 23 years

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Sheriff Rocky Holcomb and the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office (VBSO) will bid farewell to Dr. Abdul Jamaludeen, better known as “Dr. J”, on Friday, July 12, as he retires after more than 23 years providing healthcare to the inmates of the Virginia Beach Correctional Center.…

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Splash into Summer

VBSO reschedules ‘Splash into Summer’ at Ocean Breeze Waterpark with students from three local elementary schools

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office has rescheduled its first “Splash into Summer” event at Ocean Breeze Waterpark with students from Birdneck Elementary School, W.T. Cooke Elementary School and An Achievable Dream Academy at Seatack Elementary School to Monday, July 15,…

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office to hold job fair for inmates Wednesday

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Sheriff Rocky Holcomb, the Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office Reentry Program and Adult Correctional Services will hold a job fair for inmates on Wednesday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon in the indoor Recreation Yard at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center, 2501…

Friday, May 24, 2024