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June 4, 2013
March Of Dimes

On June 4th Sheriff Watson along with Major Dorothy Clemons and Sergeant Teresa Faesi presented a check in the amount of twelve thousand and fourty dollars to Ms. Jamie Stump of the Greater Hampton Roads Division of the March of Dimes. This is the second year in a row that the Deputies of the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office have been the top corporate contributor. The deputies volunteered their off duty time to partisipate in this very worthy cause.
Lt.Lee Cherry Public Information Officer

Feb 8, 2013
3 Year DOC Audit
Passed = 100%:

We received 100% compliance for the 4th time in a row! Our 3 year audit could not have been achieved without the great staff that we have in placed and the attitude to be number 1.
Lt Col Rucker

Jan 14, 2013
Scared Straight Program
Nationwide Airing:

This coming Thursday (Jan 17th) at 10:00 PM our Scared Straight program will be shown nationwide on the A&E network. This is the episode that was filmed last summer.
Lt Lee Cherry, PIO

Jan 03, 2013
Safe Ride Home Program

We transported 71 persons home safely and without incident. This program receives a lot of support from the public and press and your support is greatly appreciated.
Lt Lee Cherry, PIO

Aug 2, 2012
Web Access Visitation

Portsmouth Sheriff's Office is proud to announce Video Visitation for our inmates and families. The company providing the service is HomeWav. Checkout the flyer

Oct 24, 2011
New Canteen Vendor


July 28, 2011
National Night Out
Join Us:

The Hampton Roads Crime Prevention Association is an organization that works with citizens, organizations and businesses to devise and implement strategies towards the overall reduction of crime is an active advocate for National Night Out.

For more information, check out this flyer Mar 16, 2011
Fallen Deputies

The Funeral arrangement for Deputy Billy Stiltner have changed and include events on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:

Here's the website for the funeral home with the obituary, Grundy Funeral Home

Feb 24, 2011
Annual Report

We have released the 2010 Annual Report for our Office. It is available here or located on the front page of our website.

Jan 24, 2011
Community Service
WAVY TV 10 Recognition:

Folks all over Hampton Roads are struggling to stay warm as temperatures dip below freezing. One city is keeping an extra close eye on the elderly to make sure they stay safe. Full article ....

Jan 4, 2011
Safe Ride Home
A Success Again:

Sheriff Watson's "Safe Ride Home" program was again successful in an effort to keep the roads and citizens safe in Portsmouth. This year we provided a safe ride home to 157 individuals. We had 21 volunteers lending their time to the cause. As the program becomes more successful, we should see more individuals being responsible during this time of celebration.

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