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Inside NNSO

Sheriff's Office Bureaus

The Newport News Sheriff's Office is comprised of various bureaus.

While some of these have special units or sections incorporated into them, the main bureaus within the Sheriff's Office are:

  • Operations Bureau 

  • Services Bureau 

  • Professional Standards Bureau 

  • Community Outreach

Jail Information

Jail information is to help inform those family members and friends of inmates who are not familiar with the daily operation of the City Jail & Annex facilities rules and procedures.

It provides helpful topics to the public concerning procedures related to inmate interaction with friends and family members.


Career Opportunities

The Newport News Sheriff’s Office is committed to hiring only the best! We actively seek individuals who want a challenging career in a professional environment. Your career as a Sheriff’s Deputy begins with extensive training at the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy located in Newport News, VA. During the 12-week Combined Academy, you will learn subjects ranging from criminal law, report writing, defensive tactics, court security, corrections, police vehicle operations and firearms training.

In addition, the Sheriff’s Office offers exceptional training, numerous opportunities for professional development, and an excellent salary and benefits package. Different challenges and opportunities await the deputies who work here, as well as more typical law enforcement activity. You must meet certain requirements and complete testing for job employment.


Community Programs

The Newport News Sheriff's Office offers many valuable services to our citizens as well as programs for crime prevention. Please follow the links below to discover more.

Offender Reentry

Across Virginia, jurisdictions release thousands of offenders from jails and prisons each year. The successful transition of offenders back into the community— without their re-offending, is critical to community safety.

In fact, research indicates that involving offenders in a comprehensive process that addresses substance abuse and mental health needs, education and employment training could help break the cycle of criminality and provide the opportunity for offenders to lead productive lives upon their return.

Public Information

The Sheriff's Office point-of-contact for all media requests is the Public Information Officer (PIO). The role of the PIO is to maintain positive and open communications with the media and ensure citizens' awareness of items relating to the Sheriff's Office, public safety, and both state and local laws.

In addition, The PIO is responsible for providing a link for events and information between the Sheriff’s Office and the people it serves.


NNSO Program Highlights

Car Show

Car & Bike Show

The rain threat didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of vehicle owners. We raised $725.00 for Project Lifesaver. The 2019 show is tentatively planned for Sunday, Sept. 8 at Todd Stadium. Watch here for registration info.
Call for info: 757-926-3991.


5th Annual Escorted Motorcycle Ride

123 bikes rode with us from Newport News Park on October 14, 2018.  The generosity of the riders and that of our sponsors raised $5,355 for Project Lifesaver.
Plan to join us next year – set for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.
Call for info: 757-926-3991.


All proceeds from BOTH events benefit our Project Lifesaver program.


Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver is a rapid response search and rescue program operated locally by the NNSO for people with Alzheimer’s, other dementia, Autism, Down Syndrome, and other cognitive disabilities. For more information, click below to go to our webpage.

This program is free for families who are caring for loved ones with cognitive disabilities at home.


Click to Learn More


Shred Event

Shred Day

Shred Day 2018 was held June 16 at Todd Stadium. In three hours, we collected 27,000 pounds of paper. Stealth Shredding destroyed all of it on site.

Shred Day is FREE for citizens only. NO businesses, please.

No date has been set for 2019; however, it will likely be again in June. Check back for an official date.

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Quick Links


Download the NNSO App
Our ConnectProtect app provides 2-way communications between you and the NNSO. Get information about our events, services and more. Download it today!


NNSO Receives VLEPSC Reaccreditation
We voluntarily underwent this review of practices and procedures. VLEPSC accreditation lasts 4 years.


NNCJ Certified as PREA Compliant
Newport News Sheriff's Office jails are certified as PREA compliant. Click here to read the most recent auditor's final report for our certification.

Contact Us

Contact Us
Whether you're looking for answers, want to solve a problem or want to tell us how we're doing, you'll find many ways to contact us.

Inmate Search

Inmate Search
This searchable database lists the names of people currently in the City Jail. It includes information on charges and bond.

Community Events

Calendar of Events
This page lists public events sponsored by the Sheriff's Office each year -- fundraisers for Project Lifesaver and the free Shred Day.

Daily Arrest Reports

Jail Booking Reports
Click to see a list of people booked into the Newport News City Jail during a 24-hour period beginning at midnight of the preceding day.

Explorer Post 32

Explorer Post 32
Is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in Law Enforcement career.

Citizen Commendation

Commend an Employee or File a Complaint
Let us know if our deputies are doing a great job or if you have a complaint.

sex offender registry link

inmate search link

Project Lifesaver link

Shred Day link

Important Phone Numbers

Dial 9-1-1

Police Dept. non-emergencies:

Sheriff's Office General Information:

NNPD Report A Tip
Peninsula Crime Line:
1-888-562–5887 (1-888-LOCKUUP)

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