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Deputy Sheriff

Henrico County Sheriff's Office - Richmond, Virginia

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$31,899.00 annual
Top Pay:
$67,542.00 annual

Job Description

The Henrico County Sheriff's Office is seeking men and women who desire to build a career in corrections/law enforcement. Henrico Deputy Sheriffs perform a variety of assignments which include jail security, court services, civil process, inmate transportation, training, human resources, investigations, and other positions.

The Henrico Sheriff's Office maintains two jail facilities, Regional Jail West at the Western Government Center and Regional Jail East in New Kent County. Jail West also serves as the headquarters of the Sheriff, Administrative Services and Court Services. Jail East is a barrier-free, direct supervision facility that is considered to be one of the most modern and progressive jails in the Commonwealth. Henrico holds inmates from Goochland and New Kent Counties through a regional agreement which began in 1996.

Additional Information

Benefits include:

Competitive salary (employees are eligible for annual pay increases), four step Career Development Program, Supervisor promotional opportunities, Health and Dental Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Virginia Retirement System, Law Enforcement Officer's Supplement, Paid Annual and Sick Leave, Uniforms, Equipment, and Training provided.


-In 2005, Jails West and East received a certificate of accreditation from the American Correctional Association.

-Since taking office in January 2000, Sheriff Wade has started Project Fresh Start and Project Hope, two nationally recognized inmate drug rehabilitation programs.

-The Henrico Sheriff's Office traces its roots back almost 400 years and today is one of the largest Sheriff's Offices in the Commonwealth with over 300 sworn staff.

For more information on joining our team, please visit our website at www.co.henrico.va.us/sheriff

Job Requirements

  • Age: At least 21 years old
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: No experience necessary

-Must be a U.S. citizen

-Must possess a valid Virginia operator's license within two weeks of date of hire

-Be of good character and reputation

-Submit to a polygraph examination

-Submit to a thorough background investigation

-Submit to a physical examination (includes a drug screening)

-Submit to a psychological screening

Contact Informaton

Dawn Watson-Browning

Henrico County Sheriff's Office
4301 E. Parham Road
Richmond, Virginia 23273
phone: (804) 501-5547

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