NSO in the Community
The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office community outreach team provides several programs, which you can read about below.
Click the links below to learn about some of the various programs we're involved with.
Senior Support Services Seminar
Hundreds of Norfolk seniors enjoy day especially meant for them
It would be hard to overemphasize how pleased the Norfolk Sheriff's Office is with how our Senior Support Services Seminar turned out. Hundreds of older Norfolk residents were able to participate in an event focused on them and their unique needs.
It began at 9 a.m. with vendor exhibits. The NSO honor guard did the presentation of colors followed by an invocation by Rev. Dr. Kirk T. Houston, Sr. and lunch. Mayor Alexander spoke and Sheriff Baron presented plaques to the key sponsors: Irwin Pharmacy, Anthem, Attorney General's Office, and Dominion Power.
We had over 500 attendees. The 65 vendors who signed up for the event provided access to services and products that helped make it a huge success. One guest said that the vendors could not have done a better job explaining their services and she really appreciated them.
The entertainment was awesome and enjoyed by everyone in attendance. The seniors loved winning door prizes, as well as the flowers on the table which were donated by Lowes.
Our guests seemed very appreciative when the elected and city officials, staff, and volunteers all lined up to present them with door prizes donated by the exhibitors toward the end of the seminar.
Many thanks to Mayor Alexander, Congressman Scott, Senator Spruill, Delegate Sessons-Hester, Norfolk Councilwomen Williams-Graves and Johnson (not pictured), Norfolk Councilwoman McClellan, Mr. Shackleford (Attorney General's Office), School Board Member Dr. Gabriel, Rev. Dr. Houston, and Mr. Crittendon of the City of Norfolk for attending.
We can't possibly express sufficient thanks to our sponsors and special contributors.
Our Platinum Sponsor was Irwin's Pharmacy. Our Gold Sponsors were Anthem HealthKeepers and The Office of Attorney General Mark Herring. Our Bronze Sponsors were Sentara, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and PrimePlus. Our Special Contributors were Lowes, Sam's Club (flu shots) EVMS, Norfolk Coffee & Tea, Naa's Bakery and the City of Norfolk (free parking).
We look forward to an even bigger and better event next year. Check back in late summer of 2018 for more information.
Tutoring Norfolk Children
The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office is proud to be a partner with the Life Enrichment Center (LEC). We have nearly 30 deputies and staff members who tutor children in reading in Norfolk Public Schools.It has been a rewarding experience for both the children and our staff. Here is a note one of our staff members wrote about her experience in the program.
“I just wanted you to know that I have successfully completed the LEC literacy tutoring program at P. B. Young Sr. Elementary School. I enjoyed every minute of it. My child went from a kindergarten reading level to reading 2nd grade level. It was a rewarding experience,” an NSO staff member wrote.
The Life Enrichment Center (LEC) is a non-profit organization providing literacy tutoring and other life-giving initiatives for elementary students from Title I Schools in Hampton Roads.
TRIAD Partnership is a partnership developed between the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, Norfolk Police Department, Norfolk Fire-Rescue, the Commonwealth Attorney’s office, AARP, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Norfolk Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces and the Office of the Attorney General.
Together each agency has agreed to work together to reduce the criminal victimization of senior citizens and the elderly. Our purpose is to develop, enhance and implement effective prevention and education programs for the senior citizen community members of Norfolk.
Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Norfolk Senior Center, 7300 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA.
Safety Print ID Program
In our Safety Print ID Program, sworn and civilian support staff goes out into the community and provide identification kits with photos and fingerprints to children under age 16 and their parents.
Photo identification with fingerprints gives vital information to help with locating a missing child. We encourage you to visit one of our free child identification and fingerprinting outreach programs at these community events.
This service is also available to senior citizens who suffer from Alzheimer’s-Dementia and to mentally challenged adults and teens.