Norfolk Sheriff’s Office launches online tool to schedule inmate visits

File photo of a Norfolk City Jail inmate from July 19, 2016. (WAVY Photo)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office on Thursday announced a new online tool for friends and family members to schedule visits of jail inmates.

Visits be scheduled through the Sheriff’s Office’s website or a mobile app for Android phones.

Those looking to schedule a visit with an inmate have to register first.

“As one of the largest jails in the Commonwealth, we need to utilize the best technology available,” Sheriff Bob McCabe said. “Our new online visit scheduling system will streamline the process for everyone involved.”