Classifications - Records
The Classification and Records Division are responsible for maintaining all inmate paperwork.
The Civil Process Division is responsible for serving over 80,000 court papers annually.
The Community Affairs Division is responsible for providing an array of assistance to the community.
The Community Corrections Division is responsible for providing an array of intermediate sanctions to the local courts.
The Corrections Division of the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office is tasked with the care and handling of all inmates housed in the jail facility.
Court Security is responsible for security and safety of individual courtrooms, as well as the protection of all judges and juries.
Intake & Receiving
The Intake & Receiving Division functions 24/7 and is responsible for processing all persons committed for confinement to the jail.
Pretrial Services are responsible for providing a supervised release alternative for non-violent offenders.
The Training Academy is a full-service training center that provides all new deputy training, specialized law-enforcement classes, and in-service training.
The Warrant Division is responsible for serving criminal warrants. They are also tasked with actively searching for wanted persons. The Warrant Division maintains records of all the summonses, warrants, and detention orders it receives from the Courts or Magistrates.
Work Release Program
The Work Release Program is a proactive program available to non-violent offenders who meet certain criteria designated by the Sheriff's Office.