Sheriff's Office

The Roanoke Sheriff's Office is responsible for the orderly operation and management of the jail, transportation of prisoners, providing courthouse and courtroom security for local District and Circuit Courts, and serving all civil process and temporary detention orders within the City of Roanoke. The Sheriff and his deputies also have the statutory authority to enforce the laws and ordinances of the City of Roanoke and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

As a diverse, professional law enforcement agency, we will serve and protect every person within the City of Roanoke through quality, court, correctional, law enforcement and customer-focused services.


All persons entering the Roanoke City Sheriff's Office, Courts, and Jail maybe subject to a personal search.

No electronic devices are allowed in the Roanoke City Courts or Jail. This includes, but is not limited to cell phones, tablets, laptops and smart watches.

The Roanoke City Jail is closed to the public from 11:00 to 12:30 PM daily.

As of June 1, 2016 visitation at the Roanoke City Jail on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evenings will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 11:00 p.m.  The previous start time for visitation on these evenings was 7:00 p.m.

Other Phone Numbers

Office Phone Number
Jail 540-853-2621
Civil Process
Booking (Intake)