About the Sheriff
Sheriff Everett "E.C." Harris has over 34 years of law enforcement experience. He has proudly served the citizens of Suffolk for the last 30 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 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 Office he was appointed Chief Deputy of the Suffolk Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Harris is very active in our community as a member of the Suffolk Masonic Lodge, Suffolk Fraternal Order of Police, Virginia Sheriff's Association, Police Association of Virginia and the Suffolk Wellness Coalition. Sheriff Harris is an officer with the Suffolk Ruritan Club where he is very active 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, Western Tidewater Regional Jail, Suffolk Public Schools Key Communicator 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, in order to make this city a better place to live.