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.

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.