The Sheriff is elected to a four year term and hires appointees under his supervision to provide security for the Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Courts Building, the inmate holding area for court and seven courts. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office serves all civil papers in the City of Suffolk and assists the Suffolk Police Department in the transportation of Juvenile and Mentally Challenged persons. The Sheriff is required by law to serve as a member of the Western Tidewater Regional Jail Board.
The Sheriff’s Office continuously strives to develop policies and programs designed to improve the quality of life, protect our citizens, and enforce the laws.
Sheriff Isaacs is a firm believer in being proactive and providing the best possible services to the citizens in the most cost-effective manner. This is evident in saving the citizens of Suffolk over $7,000,000 the past nineteen years by hiring part-time deputies and not having to pay fringe benefits and training cost.
Please see attached resume’ for Sheriff Raleigh H. Isaacs, Sr.