The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office understands that visiting a family member of loved one that is or has been incarcerated can be a difficult time for everyone involved. The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office encourages family and loved ones of inmates to visit as often as possible to help inmates through a difficult time and to help build or maintain strong family bonds.
It is very important to keep in mind that the safety of staff, inmates and visitors is of paramount importance and our highest priority.
Our policies and procedures are consistent with the aforementioned priorities as well as our commitment to provide a fulfilling visitation experience for inmates as well as their visitors in a calm, safe and well maintained environment.
Questions or Concerns
If you are visiting a family member or loved one in our custody and have a problem, question or concern, please do not hesitate to bring it to the attention of staff members either in person or, please use our comment cards located throughout the public areas of our facility.
Visiting Our facility
For security and safety reasons, the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office conducts on-site video visitation only. Once you have cleared airport style security you will be directed to the video visitation room. A visitation clerk or Deputy will direct you to a terminal that has been assigned for your visit. Each terminal has a small video camera, a video screen, and a hand receiver. When the visitation begins the camera and screen will turn on and you will be able to see your loved one. You will be able to speak with your loved one by using the telephone receiver at your terminal.
All visitors 18 years or older are required to present a valid Department of Motor Vehicles (D.M.V.) picture ID, drivers license, military ID, Passport or other acceptable ID. All visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Children may not be left unattended by parent, grandparent or guardian in our visitation area or lobby at any time.
Cell phones and purses are not permitted in the visitation area. If you must bring these items into the facility, you will have to store them in a locker during your visit for a nominal fee. The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office, Deputies or staff members are not responsible for personal items that may be lost or stolen during visitation.
Please be aware that video visitation is subject to monitoring or recording at the discretion of law enforcement or jail officials.
During your visit, please comply with the Sheriff’s Department rules and follow all instructions from staff members.
All visitors are subject to search.
- Visitation is scheduled 7 days a week between the hours of:
- 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
- 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM
- 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Inmates are allowed one 30 minute visitation per week by appointment.
Workforce and Trustee Inmates receive two 45 minute visitations per week by appointment.
A maximum of three visitors are allowed for each inmate, this includes juveniles.