Because of past performance, VBSO gets waiver on annual inspection

Sheriff Stolle is proud of his team’s consistently excellent performance over the last 6 years.

“The city jail usually does so well on its annual inspections, the state corrections department decided there’s no need for one this year, according to a press release from the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office.”

"Not only did the sheriff’s office score 100 percent on the annual 'Life, Health and Safety' inspection the past four years, it received perfect scores during audits performed in 2013 and 2016."

“Inspectors, who show up unannounced, look at things such as medical care, food, security, use of force and staff training.”

“The waiver of this year’s inspection is a testament to the hard work of the deputies and supervisors,” Sheriff Ken Stolle said in the press release. “At a time when jails are under intense scrutiny, the citizens and taxpayers of Virginia Beach can rest assured that their jail is run to the highest possible standard to ensure the health and safety of the inmates, the deputies and, most importantly, the public.”