Suffolk Sheriff's Office

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 Our number one goal is providing quality service to the citizens of Suffolk.

On January 1st, 2024, the City of Suffolk, Virginia marked the 50th anniversary of its merger with Nansemond County back in 1974. The county was named after the Nansemond Indian Tribe who inhabited the area in the early 17th century. To celebrate the anniversary of the merger, the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office has created a commemorative badge. We are excited to continue serving our great city with compassion, dedication, and fellowship.


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
Sheriff Everett "E.C." Harris has over 40 years of law enforcement experience. He has proudly served the citizens of Suffolk for the last 36 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 he 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 and is the Chairman of the Western Tidewater Regional Jail. 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 Security
                                                     Captain Robert Cain
                                                                                                        Captain Robert Cain

                                    Director of Administration and Accreditation
                                               Lieutenant Nathaniel Goodwin
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