Become a Deputy

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

What does a Deputy do in Chesterfield?

An extremely simplified answer is that 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.

We are so much more! 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.

Who are we looking for?

As a proud member of the Virginia Values Veterans program, we strongly encourage those who are veterans, 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. Trust us, you won't be disappointed!

We are looking for people passionate about law enforcement whose values match ours:

  • Honor
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Justice
  • Equality
  • Hope
  • Community
  • Care
  • Inclusion
  • Service
  • Selfless
  • Family

Like what you are reading? Apply with us!

Want to know even more?

Fantastic, we want to know more about you too! Email us at [email protected] to get connected with someone from our recruitment team today!

While you are waiting for a response make sure to check out our Facebook feed to see all of the amazing programs, community outreach, employee recognition, and updates about the Sheriff's Office.

  1. Qualifications
  2. Job Application Steps
  3. Employee Benefits
  4. Hiring Criteria

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Minimum age of 18 years of age and active military or 20 years of age
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and have strong organizational skills.
  • Meet additional Hiring Criteria

In addition to DCJS requirements, applicants must successfully complete all Chesterfield Sheriff’s Office mandated training to include firearms and other weapons training, EVOC training, CPR/AED training, and physical training in order to become a certified Sheriff's Deputy.