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.
But 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:
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 CSOcareers@chesterfield.gov to get connected with someone from our recruitment team today!
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- High school diploma or G.E.D.
- Minimum of 21 years old
- 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.
An applicant goes through several steps to be selected as part of our family. The steps you will need to take are:
- 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 :
- interview with a background investigator
- polygraph examination
- reference checks
- Successfully complete a panel interview
- Medical examination (upon a contingent job offer)
- Psychological evaluation (upon a contingent job offer)
As you can see, there are quite a lot of steps which take some time to complete. We are very selective with our candidates - we want the best of the best! Do you have what it takes?
The Sheriff's Office offers a robust benefits plan through Chesterfield County including:
- Paid time off
- Paid holidays
- Health and dental Benefits
- Retirement benefits
- And more!
Note: The following information is for informational purposes only and does not represent all factors that may eliminate a candidate from consideration.
- Must be a United States citizen
- Must be 21 years of age
- Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license
- 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
- Must have not accumulated 8 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
- No use of any controlled substances, to include marijuana, within the past two years
- No conviction of manufacturing or distributing illegal drugs
- Must have received an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions
- 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
- No conviction of manufacturing or distributing illegal drugs
- Membership in or association with members of subversive organizations (i.e. government overthrow, extremist, racial / religious intolerance, etc.)
- 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
- Excessive tattoos / brands cannot be exposed or visible (includes visible through the clothing)
- Excessive is defined as any tattoo or brand or combination of them that exceeds 1/4 of the exposed body part and those above the collar bone and readily visible when wearing an open collar shirt
- The use of gold, platinum or other veneers or caps for the purpose of dental ornamentation is prohibited
- Teeth, whether natural, capped or veneer, cannot be ornamented with designs, jewels, initials, etc.
- Intentional body mutilation, piercing, branding and/or intentional scarring that is excessive or eccentric is 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)
- Intentional scarring that appears on the neck, face, or scalp