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A Day In the Life of a Deputy

Joe’s Job: Deputy Sheriff By Joe Flanagan February 19, 2014 WVEC Ch. 13 News Story: http://www.wvec.com/news/Joes-Job-Deputy-Sheriff-246214871.html VIRGINIA BEACH – I had never held a pair of official handcuffs, and the ones handed to me by a Virginia Beach Deputy Sheriff were heavy and industrial strength. I was working as a deputy sheriff at the invitation […]

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Virginian-Pilot Profile: Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle

Yes, Virginia Beach, there is a new-thinking sheriff By Kathy Adams The Virginian-Pilot December 30, 2013 http://hamptonroads.com/2013/12/yes-virginia-beach-there-newthinking-sheriff A 1997 Virginian-Pilot voting guide described then-Sen. Ken Stolle this way: “Former police officer who pushed for abolition of parole, mandatory minimum jail sentences, punishing violent juveniles as adults.” When he ran for sheriff in 2009, he pledged […]

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Chat Live With Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle

Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle will chat live with Virginian-Pilot readers about the city jail, criminal justice, and mental health on Monday, December 30, at noon. Virginian-Pilot reporter Kathy Adams will moderate the event. To participate: 1. Email your questions to Kathy Adams no later than 11:30 a.m. Monday. 2. Tweet your questions to @PilotVaBeach using the hashtag #stollechat […]

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Virginian-Pilot: Stolle deserves an attaboy for locking up deal to jail inmates

Stolle deserves an attaboy for locking up deal to jail inmates By Roger Chesley The Virginian-Pilot © September 5, 2013 Ken Stolle’s counterparts think he has pulled a fast one. They’re full of angst because the Virginia Beach sheriff won a contract allowing him to lock up many of the federal inmates housed in Hampton Roads. […]

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Stolle brothers hope for ballot box hat trick

Stolle brothers hope for ballot box hat trick By Kathy Adams The Virginian-Pilot © September 1, 2013 VIRGINIA BEACH Del. Chris Stolle strolled to the front of the Colonial Education Center on a July evening and faced about 50 of his Witchduck neighbors and constituents. He talked transportation and tolls, partisanship and potholes, Medicaid and […]

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Va. Beach Sheriff’s Office changes its (uniform) colors

Va. Beach Sheriff’s Office changes its (uniform) colors By Mary Beth Cleavelin The Virginian-Pilot © August 10, 2013 VIRGINIA BEACH Sheriff’s deputies in the city will debut a solid, navy blue uniform at shift change Monday morning. No dark brown stripe down the side of the leg and, perhaps most importantly, no stifling material that […]

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Reducing the burden on taxpayers

Fast food and video visits: new ways to fund the Virginia Beach jail News Channel 3 – April 5, 2013 by Todd Corillo Virginia Beach,  Va. – Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle is getting creative when it comes to generating revenue for jail operations. Two bills passed in the General Assembly this year and signed by […]

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Cracking down on officer assaults

Sheriff Stolle was featured in a WAVY TV-10 story about the increase of assaults on law enforcement officers. “When you assault a police officer, you’re assaulting the society that you live in,” Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle said. In 1994 when Stolle was in the State Senate, he amended a bill to raise the crime […]

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New efficiencies close budget shortfall

Sheriff Stolle authored an Op-Ed in the Virginian-Pilot about the jail’s Canteen, Fresh Favorites, and CareMart programs, which helped close a $2 million budget shortfall without having to ask the City for more money. Click HERE to read the full Op-ED. “Last year as a result of the recession, the state of Virginia cut more […]

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Stolle curbs jail violence

To crackdown on jail violence, Sheriff Stolle established the C3F sector in the Virginia Beach jail. Click HERE To read a profile on the unit, which houses the most violent inmates in order to keep them separate from the rest of the jail population.

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