Application Process

The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office only accepts applications for employment when vacancies exist. Submitted applications are actively kept on file for one year and only considered if a position is available. The application process for sworn and non-sworn personnel is as follows:

  • Submit a completed application (PDF), typed resume, and notary page by mail or in person at:
    7502 Justice Drive
    Gloucester, VA 23061
  • Applications must be completed in their entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • An initial check will be made of your criminal history, driving record, and credit. Please review the appointment criteria and job requirement descriptions.
  • Applicants may be contacted for a panel interview. This is a question and answer session comprised of members of the office. Successful candidates move on to the next phase.
  • Background investigation by a Criminal Investigator and a check of listed and non-listed references.
  • Polygraph examination.
  • Staff reviews of top applicants and a conditional offer of employment.
  • Medical examination and drug screening.
  • Psychological examination.
  • New employee start date.

The Gloucester County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A separate application is required for each position. Employment applications may also be obtained by visiting the lobby of the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office.


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Current Employment Opportunities

911 Communications Dispatcher (Part-Time)                                                                 
Closes Dec 14th
Twenty-Four hours a week / Over $17 an hour - see below for job description
Deputy Sheriff / Uniform Patrol                                                                                       
Closes Dec 14th
$41,421 while attending academy / $43,468 after graduation or up to $49,663 with prior experience.
A bonus educational stipend is also available for those possessing at least a two-year degree.