Photo Gallery This team of officers and nurses on duty at Jail West worked together to help save a life. Philbin the Bear, the designated “Sheriff on the Shelf” visited the Sheriff’s Office and spread the word about how each team at the Sheriff’s Office operates. The Basic Summer Academy allows VCU and VUU students to attend Basic Jailor Academy and earn college credits. When they graduate from the academy they are sworn in as deputies and fill overtime positions in the jails. ORBIT won a 2018 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties.