Suffolk Sheriff's Office
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 March 17, 2020 through April 26, 2020 with the exception of Emergency matters. All civil, traffic and criminal matters including jury trials are continued until after April 26, 2020. Any defendant with a speedy trial concern should contact their attorney and the court for further direction. 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
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
Major David Miles
Director of Operations
Captain Robert Cain
Director of Building Security
Lieutenant Nathaniel Goodwin