Animal Control

Animal Protection UnitAnimal Protection Unit

The Animal Protection unit is comprised of eight Humane Officers, one of whom acts in a supervisory role.

Second Patrol

The unit is located within the Norfolk Police Department's Second Patrol Division, separate from the Norfolk Animal Care Center.

The Officers patrol the City of Norfolk seven days a week, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. and responds in an emergency capacity after hours.

Phone: 757-823-4479


The unit addresses:

  • Animal Bites
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Dogfighting Investigations
  • Pet Shop Inspections
  • Rabies Vaccination and City License Enforcement
  • Stray Animals
  • Wildlife Calls, etc.


The unit is actively involved in educating the public through the following:

  • Career Day
  • Citizens Police Academy
  • Civic League Meetings
  • Teaches at the Norfolk Police Recruit Academy
  • Youth Academies

Additional Requests

For service requests, please call police dispatch at 757-441-5610.