Suffolk Sheriff's Office

                                                  News Flash!!

In response to the judicial emergency declared by the Supreme Court of Virginia, effective March 16, 2020, the Mills E. Godwin Courts Complex will be closed to the public from June 7, 2020 through June 28, 2020 with the exception of Emergency matters.  All civil, traffic and criminal matters including jury trials are continued until after June 28, 2020. Any defendant with a speedy trial concern should contact their attorney and the court for further direction.

***** The Mills E. Godwin Courts Complex will be open on June 19, 2020. All scheduled court matters will be heard. *****

Questions should be directed to the Clerk’s Office associated with the court matter:

Suffolk Circuit Court 757-514-7800
Suffolk General District Court 757-514-4850
Suffolk JDR Court 757-514-7790 

Any other questions may be directed to the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office at 757-514-7840
Our number one goal is providing quality service to the citizens of Suffolk.
No Electronic devices of any type (i.e. Fitbit Watches, iPad, iPod, Cell Phones, Smart Watches or Similar devices) are allowed into the Mills E. Godwin Court Complex and must be returned to your car.
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Sheriff Everett "E.C." Harris has over 38 years of law enforcement experience. He has proudly served the citizens of Suffolk for the last 33 years, building strong relationships with law enforcement and municipal entities throughout the region and State.

Sheriff Harris began his career as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, he was employed with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Police, and then he joined the Suffolk Police Department where he served as a patrolman and detective for over 17 years. After 10 years serving as a sheriff’s deputy and Chief Investigator with the Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, he was appointed Chief Deputy of the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office. On January 1, 2017, Sheriff Harris was sworn in as the Sheriff of the City of Suffolk.

Sheriff Harris is vigorously involved in our community as a member of the Suffolk and McAlister Masonic Lodges, the Suffolk Fraternal Order of Police, the Virginia Sheriff’s Association, and the Police Association of Virginia. Sheriff Harris is an officer with the Suffolk Ruritan Club where is involved in fundraising efforts that support the club’s scholarship fund and veteran’s appreciation efforts.

He serves on the boards of the Suffolk Crime Line, the Western Tidewater Regional Jail, and the Virginia State Bar’s First District Disciplinary Committee. Sheriff Harris and the members of the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office are committed to being engaged in the community, to encourage new unions and enhance the current relationships within our great city.

                                                  Sheriff's Office Staff

                                                            Chief Deputy
                                                          Major David Miles

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                                                     Director of Operations
                                                       Captain Robert Cain
                                                                                                        Captain Robert Cain

                                                  Director of Building Security
                                                 Lieutenant Nathaniel Goodwin
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