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.
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.
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)
The Sheriff's Office offers a robust benefits plan through Chesterfield County including:
- Health and dental benefits
- Paid time off and holidays
- Retirement benefits
- And more!
Deputy applicant qualifications include:
- Minimum age of 18 years of age and active military or 20 years of age
- Former military personnel must have received an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions
- Must be a U.S. citizen or be a permanent resident alien who, in accordance with the requirements of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is eligible and has applied for citizenship (proof is required). An application for waiver of minimum qualifications (citizenship) must be obtained and approved by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).
- Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license (Virginia-issued for Virginia applicants; other state driver's licenses accepted for out-of-state applicants)
- Must be able to communicate effectively and have strong organizational skills
In addition to DCJS requirements, applicants must successfully complete all Chesterfield Sheriff’s Office mandated training to include firearms and other weapons training, emergency vehicle operator course (EVOC) training, CPR/AED training, and physical training in order to become a certified Sheriff's Deputy.
The following list is for informational purposes only and does not represent all factors that may eliminate a candidate from consideration:
- Tattoos and Brands - For all employees, any tattoo or brand anywhere on the body that is obscene or advocates sexual, racial, ethnic or religious discrimination is prohibited. Excessive tattoos are prohibited and are defined as any tattoo which can be seen above the collar from the front when wearing any issued uniform shirt and/or any knuckle tattoos.
- Dental Ornamentation - The use of gold, platinum or other veneers or caps for the purpose of ornamentation are prohibited. Teeth, whether natural, capped or veneer, will not be ornamented with designs, jewels, initials, etc.
- Body Mutilation - Intentional body mutilation, piercing, branding and/or intentional scarring that is excessive or detract from a professional appearance are prohibited. Some examples are a split or forked tongue, foreign objects inserted under the skin to create a design or pattern. enlarged or stretched out holes in the ears (other than a normal piercing), and intentional scarring that appears on the neck, face or scalp.
Criminal and Substance History
- No felony convictions
- Must have not plead guilty or no contest to any felony
- No conviction on any offense that would be a felony if committed in Virginia
- No conviction on any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or domestic violence
- Must have not plead guilty or no contest to any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or domestic violence
- No conviction of any offense involving that would involve moral turpitude or domestic violence if committed in Virginia
- No alcohol or drug-related convictions within the past five years
- No use of any controlled substances, to include marijuana, within the past two years
- No conviction of manufacturing or distributing illegal drugs
- Must have not accumulated eight or more negative points on a Virginia driver’s license or the equivalent for an out-of-state license in the past three years (starting from a zero baseline)
- No major moving violations as defined in the Virginia Motor Vehicle Code within the past four years
- No DUI convictions within the past five years
Integrity and Associations
- Failure to comply with reporting times, appointments, deadlines or time limits imposed during any portion of the hiring process (reasonable exceptions shall be granted on a case-by-case basis for family emergencies, out-of-state candidates)
- Failure to successfully complete a federal E-Verify check
- Cheating on any examination or test associated with the position
- Untruthfulness or the withholding of information on any application, interview or paperwork associated with the application
- Engaging in behavior which is in conflict with the law or which would place the individual or department in a position of compromise, undue embarrassment or criticism, or loss of public credibility
- Membership in or association with members of subversive organizations (i.e. government overthrow, extremist, racial/religious intolerance, etc.)