Community Connection

The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office partners with and promotes other agencies and businesses that assist us in not only protecting our citizens, but who help in our mission of making Gloucester "The Land of the Life Worth Living." If you would like to participate in our ride-along program, please submit the Ride Along form (PDF) to our office. Citizens may ride once per twelve month period.

Virginia Community Policing Act / Virginia Open Data Portal

The Commonwealth’s Community Policing Act was initiated in 2020: this allowed for the collection of police investigatory stop data across all law enforcement agencies in the State, and this information is now available for viewing through the Virginia Open Data Portal which can be found here. Information collected includes the race, ethnicity, age, and gender of the person stopped, the reason and location of the interaction, and the end result of the detention. The portal contains valuable search tools which shows statistics for the entire Commonwealth and can also be used to view individual agency data.

Trespassing Forms and Enforcement

Are you having an issue with trespassing on your property? Click here to learn how we can help you and the procedures you  need to follow prior to enforcement.  You can write your own trespass letter or download and use this Trespass Notice Form as a template - complete it, mail it registered and certified to the individual you wish to ban, and provide our office with a copy.  If you want the Sheriff's Office to be empowered to act as your agent in enforcing a trespass violation, complete and have notarized the Trespass Enforcement Authorization Form and return it to our office.

Gloucester Virginia Fireworks Laws

It is illegal to possess, sell, or use any fireworks which explode, travel laterally, rise into the air, or fires projectiles in the air. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Bottle Rockets
  • Fire Crackers
  • Sky Rockets
  • Torpedoes

Sparklers, fountains, pharaoh’s serpents, and pinwheels are allowed for use in Gloucester County. Violations are punishable by up to twelve months in jail and a fine of not more than $2,500. For more information about this Act, view the Statewide Fire Prevention Code.

Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim is a Gloucester based anti-drug abuse initiative that started with out Office of Emergency Management, but has grown to become a positive campaign throughout the Commonwealth as a state-wide resource. For information on drug facts, disposal options, ways to prevent misuse, find help, and to listen to the stories of those impacted by the growing prescription and illegal opioid abuse crisis, please visit the Drug Free VA website.

Sink or Swim


The Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the addition of CityProtect to it’s website. Please visit the CityProtect website to track the most recent crimes in the county.  Once there, you may be prompted on the top left of your screen to "allow to access your location" - doing so will take you directly to the crime incidents for Gloucester County.  Otherwise, the link should default to the last thirty days of available incidents.  If you are looking for a custom range of dates or specific crimes, select the "filters" option and make your selections and dates.