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Patrol deputy and Court bailiff Job - Hanover County Sheriff's Office - Hanover, Virginia

July 03, 2014

Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Position Title: Patrol deputy and Court bailiff
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 7/31/2014
Job Description

Hanover County Sheriff's Office

The Hanover County Sheriff's Office is seeking motivated individuals for the position of Patrol Deputy and Court Bailiff. 

Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2014.

Patrol Deputy

  • Patrols an assigned area and detects violations of traffic and criminal law and suspicious activity.
  • Responds to radio calls for service.
  • Serves warrants and makes arrest.
  • Handles domestic disturbances and a variety of citizen complaints.
  • Directs traffic as necessary.
  • Investigates automobile accidents and assists disabled motorists.
  • Conducts criminal investigations
  • Testifies in court.

This work involves an element of personal danger. 

Salary will increase to $43, 387 upon successful completion of field training.  Starting salary: $41,321.

Court Bailiff

  • Ensures the security and order of courtrooms prior to and during court sessions.
  • Transports and supervises the movement of prisoners to and from court and secures holding cells.
  • Transports prisoners to other jails and institutions.
  • Searches courtroom for contraband and inmates for unauthorized possession prior to court appearances.
  • Responds and carries out all orders of the Judge.
  • Serves summons, notices, warrants and capias. 

This work involves an element of personal danger.

Starting salary is $33,893.

Each sworn officer in the Hanover County Sheriff's Office must maintain the ability to perform the essential job functions of a sworn law enforcement officer as described under the "Deputy Sheriff-Patrol" job description, regardless of their current assignment. 

If you have any questions, you may contact Sergeant Timothy Simpson at (804) 365-6230 or

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 21 years of age by academy graduation
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license by date of hire
  • Must possess a visual acuity of 20/100 uncorrected and 20/40 corrected; no color blindness

To Apply:

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Job Requirements
  • Age 21 by time of academy graduation
  • Education Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience none
  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $41,321   annual
    Academy Graduate: $43,387   annual

    Contact Information

    Timothy  Simpson
    Hanover County Sheriff's Office
    7522 County Complex Road
    Hanover, Virginia 23069
    ph: (804)365-6230