High Standards and Expectations for All

The Sheriff’s Office is a professional organization with high standards and expectations for all its employees, civilian or deputy. 

As a proud member of the Virginia Values Veterans program, we strongly encourage veterans and those who are serving in the National Guard or Reserves to apply! We also encourage women interested in a career in criminal justice to give us serious consideration as an employer of choice. Apply now and view available Sheriff's Office careers.

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Civilian Employment

Are you looking for a career that supports a law enforcement agency in a civilian capacity? The Sheriff’s Office has positions within the organization that play a critical role in support of jail and court operations.

Become a Deputy

Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is looking for candidates for our Sheriff's Office Basic Academy to become the newest members of our deputy workforce.

The Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement and security to the county's jail facility, court house facilities, and serves criminal warrants and civil process paperwork throughout the county. In addition to our primary focuses, we serve as a force multiplier for Chesterfield County Police Department during critical incidents and have several specialized teams and assignments with the focus on providing safety and security to the dynamic and growing population of Chesterfield County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We are looking for individuals who are customer-service focused, passionate about law enforcement and whose values include care, community, dignity, equality, family, honor, hope, inclusion, justice, respect, selfless and service.

For questions or more information, email Sheriff's Office recruitment.

Application Process

Applicants must complete several steps to be selected as a Sheriff's Office deputy:

  • Submit an online application
  • Pass the initial background and driving record check
  • Schedule and pass our physical agility test and written test
  • Participate in a character/background investigation which includes an interview with a background investigator, a polygraph examination and reference checks
  • Successfully complete a panel interview
  • Medical examination (upon a contingent job offer)
  • Psychological evaluation (upon a contingent job offer)