City of Norfolk, Virginia arrest Records and Warrants

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The police of the City of Norfolk County, Virginia, rely entirely on the judiciary for the issue of arrest warrants. Unless a crime occurs in a peace officer’s presence, an arrest cannot be lawfully made without an active warrant in hand. For this, the local sheriff’s office has to follow a procedure prescribed in the Virginia Criminal Code.

First, either the victim or the police, or even the DA’s office has to file a formal complaint against the alleged perpetrator. This complaint is in the form of a written petition placed before the court, which details the crime and its intricacies, including evidence collected. After careful deliberation over these, the sitting magistrate signs the arrest decree, legally known as an active arrest warrant.

While the City of Norfolk sheriff’s department is judicious about serving all such detention decrees, those that do not get executed for any odd reason are saved in the criminal justice system of the county and the nation as outstanding arrest warrants.

When you initiate a warrant search through any of the government agencies mentioned below, you will receive in-depth arrest records on the subject of your inquiry and information on all outstanding warrants and active arrest orders issued against him/her in the City of Norfolk County, VA.

To gather information related to such arrest orders and other tools routinely used by the police and judiciary in criminal and civil cases like subpoenas, search warrants, and bench warrants, you can get in touch with:

  • The sheriff’s department:811 East City Hall Avenue  Norfolk, VA 23510.
  • The county clerk’s office: 100 St. Pauls Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
  • The court of the magistrate of City of Norfolk: 100 St Pauls Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510


Are there any options to access details on Norfolk City arrests and active warrants over the phone? (In 2021)

  • The Norfolk Police Department: 757-664-7012 (phone number of Central Records Unit) for requesting an incident, offense, or arrest report.
  • The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office (Civil Process Division): 757-823-4897 for information and questions about bench warrants and other civil processes.
  • The Norfolk City Jail: 757-664-4951, for information on recent arrests and release on bond.
  • The Circuit Court Clerk: 757-389-8942, for judicial records of felony cases.
  • The District Court Clerk: 757-664-4915/ 757-664-4916 for court dockets of criminal cases and757-664-4911 for traffic case records.
  • The General District Court JDR Division: 757-664-7340 for information on juvenile and domestic relations cases.


Crime statistics for Norfolk City, Virginia

Of the over 10,000 crimes that were reported in Norfolk City in 2019, over 8400 were property-related. As is the case in most other counties and states, larceny-theft formed a bulk of these complaints at nearly 6800 incidents. Other crimes in the category included motor vehicle theft (800) and burglary (850). Of the 1300 violent crimes reported, nearly 850 were cases of aggravated assault, over 300 were robberies and almost 140 were complaints against rape. 

On average, nearly 13200 incidents of crime are reported in the City of Norfolk County, VA, every year. Of these, almost 1500 incidents are slotted in the violent crimes category and include such felonies as rape with 90 incidents and homicide with 30 cases.

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