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Agency Overview

  The New Kent County Sheriff's Office is the principal provider of law enforcement for the County of New Kent, providing service to an estimated population of 20,000 residents within the county’s 212-square-miles. Under the new leadership of Sheriff J.J. "Joe" McLaughlin, Jr., the Sheriff’s Office will continue to be one of the most respected and professional law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mission Statement

The members of the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office shall, through a partnership with the citizens of our community, provide for the highest possible degree of protection for the county residents, guests, and their properties. The New Kent Sheriff’s Office shall endeavor to develop community responsibilities devoted to the reduction of crime and the enhancement of public safety. These efforts shall include problem solving strategies, crime analysis, crime suppression, and crime prevention techniques, a business / community / law enforcement alliance, and other approaches designed to establish an environment where the criminal element will not prosper.

Resource Information
For information on traffic safety, child safety seats, or other resources please call us or you may click the "Community Resources" link in the upper left side of this page.  If you would like to test your phone line to verify that the enhanced 9-1-1 system has your information correct please click here.

Complaints or Commendations
Complaints or commendations are welcome. To make either a complaint or commendation, please use the corresponding links below for more information.

Complaint Form

Commendation Form

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***The New Kent County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Contact Us
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New Kent County Sheriff
J.J. "Joe" McLaughlin, Jr.

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11995 Courthouse Cir.
P.O. Box 186
New Kent, VA 23124

Get directions to the Sheriff's Office

Emergency Dial: 9-1-1

Ph: (804) 966-9500

Administrative Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Law enforcement services are provided to the county 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

**  Sheriff McLaughlin is responsible for all Freedom of Information Act requests  (FOIA) for the Sheriff's Office.  Please forward all FOIA requests to the attention of Sheriff J. J. McLaughlin, Jr. either by using the email link above or by United States Mail to our mailing address of Post Office Box 186 New Kent, VA 23124.

New Kent County FOIA Policy Link

For information on the Prescription Drug Take Back Program please call Lieutenant Howard at