Career Opportunities


The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is continuously accepting applications for the position of full-time Field Deputy. Salary starts at $45,190 for full-time (no certification). Benefits include participation in the Virginia Retirement System, generous leave package, and subsidized health insurance.

Applicants must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, a valid Virginia operator's license, successfully complete a polygraph examination, and submit to an extensive background investigation.


  •  Operates a patrol vehicle to observe for violations of laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances; responds to calls for service; investigates crimes and accidents; makes arrests; testifies in court
  •  Performs assigned court service and security duties; operates metal detector; executes judge’s orders and direction
  •  Transports prisoners, detainees, mental patients, etc. to appointments, court, etc. as assigned
  •  Interviews victims and witnesses; secures property and evidence
  •  Prepares detailed reports on activities and assignments
  •  Serves civil process and criminal arrest warrants and a variety of other court papers and directions
  •  Performs various K-9 related duties; cares for assigned animal; searches vehicles; tracks suspects
  •  Performs various school resource duties; works with teenagers, parents and school officials; presents programs at high school
  •  Performs various inmate detention and security duties; supervises trustees; transports inmates to and from court
  •  May be required to be on-call
  •  Performs related tasks as required

Applications may be picked up in person OR downloaded here


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115 Taylor St
P.O. Box 410, Amherst, VA 24521
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