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Congratulations to the graduates from the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office’s 5th Session Horticulture program! These two women spent months learning about insects, pesticides, planting seeds, and cultivating plants. The course is taught by volunteer certified Master Gardeners from the Virginia Cooperative Extension in the Chesapeake Correctional Center’s garden and greenhouse. Every few weeks after the garden is harvested, the fresh produce gets collected by the non-profit organization “Healthy Chesapeake” and distributed to residents in need. So far this year, our horticulture program has donated almost 400 pounds of fresh produce!



A HUGE thank you to everyone who made Undersheriff David Rosado’s inaugural “Tricks and Treats” event such a big success! On October 28, 2023, more than 2,000 people lined up to collect candy and trinkets from more than 25 vehicles. Off-duty deputies decorated their cruisers and spent the afternoon passing out candy. The Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office’s eight School Resource Deputies were on duty to greet the kids and keep everyone safe. The CSO’s new mascots, Deputy Rocky and Deputy Roxie, made their first public debut. Meanwhile, Undersheriff David Rosado wowed and amazed the children with two “Be a Hero Not a Zero” magic shows for the kids.

We look forward to growing this event next year as part of Sheriff Jim O’Sullivan and Undersheriff Rosado’s vision for strengthening ties with our community and mentoring the leaders of tomorrow (our children).


The Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office has answered the Attorney General’s call for help. In October, AG Jason Miyares requested all Virginia Sheriff’s Offices to consider donating their surplus or expired equipment to help Israel during the Israel-Hamas War. Undersheriff David Rosado handed over 100 tactical vests to AG Miyares’ Community Liaison Officer for Hampton Roads.