My name is Joe Baron and I am the Sheriff for the City of Norfolk, Virginia. I was initially elected in November 2017, and reelected in 2021.
As a new Sheriff, I knew I wanted to change the focus of the Sheriff’s Office and I wanted to make a difference. So I decided every single action we take needs to be through the lens of taking care of people. With that in mind, I have made it our purpose to focus on making great improvements in employee morale, inmate care, and improving community outreach and relationships.