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Patrol Deputy

Location: Hanover County, VA


Hanover County Sheriff’s Office


Open until filled.

Job Description / Responsibilities

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK: Under direction, provides law enforcement services and protection for our community - Hanover County; on an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities and disturbances of law; takes appropriate action upon observation of these activities. This work involves an element of personal danger.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: (Illustrative only) 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 arrests; handles domestic disturbances and a variety of citizen complaints; directs traffic as necessary; investigates automobile accidents; conducts criminal investigations; prepares detailed reports; testifies in court; assists disabled motorists; assists other agencies as necessary.

$41,719; upon successful completion of basic academy and field training salary will increase to $43,825. Excellent benefits package.



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Working knowledge of modern police methods, practices and procedures; knowledgeable of applicable federal, state, and County laws and ordinances; knowledgeable of the County's geography and the location of important buildings and landmarks; knowledgeable of the Sheriff's Office's Standard Operating Procedures, Rules and Regulations, and Executive Orders. Skilled in handing a variety of stressful and dangerous situations, managing them toward positive resolutions; skilled in the operation and handling of law enforcement equipment; Skilled in interviewing techniques; skilled in the preparation of detailed reports. Ability to interpret and follow oral and written instructions; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to rapidly analyze situations and make sound decisions with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; ability to maintain physical agility and endurance.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and ability to successfully complete the appropriate training as prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia for this position. Possession of all requirements as prescribed by state regulations. Possession of a valid driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.


  • 21 years of age or older,
  • a U.S citizen,
  • possess a high school diploma or equivalent,
  • have minimum vision of 20/100 correctable to 20/40,
  • possess a valid driver’s license,
  • successfully pass a written test,
  • oral review board,
  • polygraph examination,
  • comprehensive background investigation,
  • psychological evaluation,
  • physical agility test,
  • physical exam,
  • interview with the Sheriff

How to Apply

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