About the Sheriff's Office
We are a small office located in a very unique city. Our citizens have the opportunity to elect a city sheriff and also a county / city sheriff.
The City of Norton Sheriff's office provides courtroom security, services civil warrants and legal notices and execution of mental health detention orders and juvenile detention orders. The sheriff's office also provides the schools with a DARE officer and helps with security.
The sheriff and deputies have the statutory authority to enforce the laws and ordinances of the City of Norton and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Functions of the Police Department
The City of Norton is also unique in that it also has a police department. The police department is the primary law enforcement agency with the responsibility for enforcement of criminal laws. They are a 24/7 operation responding to all emergency 9-1-1 calls.
The sheriff's office works in conjunction with the Police Department in order to ensure public safety and to assist the police department when and where needed.