Release of information is covered by the Code of Virginia; specifically, the Freedom of Information Act.
Generally, if the information CAN be released we WILL release the information.
The quickest and easiest way to obtain a report or other information, is to refer to our Contact Page and send a web form request. These requests will go to Deputy P. W. Nash and Lieutenant R. P. Bryan. Of course, you can also write us a letter or call. We prefer an email as that will detail what you need and give us the time to find and duplicate the requested information and email the requested information to you. There is no legal need to quote the Act, just you merely asking for the information invokes the procedures of the law.
We take pride in providing the information that you have requested; however, there may be an occasion where, that in accordance with the law, we cannot provide you the information you requested or only send you partial or redacted documents. We will fully explain why on the rare occasions that this occurs.
Sheriff Marshall is a advocate of public access and transparency in government and was recognized by the Daily Press.
Virginia Freedom of Information Act Statement
This website contains public information and is provided as a service by the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office to its citizens and the general public. Information presented throughout this website may be freely downloaded, copied or distributed with the exception of the agency logo, shoulder patch, and badge. Although the Sheriff's Office makes every effort to ensure that information available on its website is accurate and current as of the date indicated, the Sheriff's Office expressly does not warrant its accuracy or currency. Any use of such information shall be at the user's own risk. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or alter information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.