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.

Shop With A Cop (SWAC)

Looking to make this holiday season memorable for your children, but in need of financial assistance? "Shop with a Cop" (SWAC) is now accepting interest forms for Gloucester County residents with children under the age of 18, starting September 5th.  Interest forms can be downloaded from the link below, found in the Gloucester County Jail lobby, and on our Facebook/Instagram/Twitter pages.  Please fill forms out as legibly as possible and return all completed forms to Ms. Kyrstin Shackelford: these can be dropped off at our jail lobby, mailed to her at 7502 Justice Drive, Gloucester VA, 23061, or attached in an email sent to   


To be eligible, you must be a resident of Gloucester County, have a valid phone number, and must not have shopped with us for two consecutive years. All applications will be considered, however, applying for holiday assistance with SWAC does not guarantee acceptance into the program. An applicant's need for assistance must first be assessed and final determination for inclusion will be made by the independent SWAC board. For any further questions, interest in volunteering, or donating to the cause please call 804-693-6597, ext. 2.

SWAC Interest Form 2018 (PDF)

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 CrimeReports to it's website. If you cannot view the map, please visit the CrimeReports website to track the most recent crimes in the county.