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

 Deputy Sheriff / School Resource Officer  (2 positions open)                                $50,116  annually                                      Closes February 17th, 2023
Full-time law enforcement position with benefits. Additional stipend available based on education. See below for job description. Must have at least two years of documented law enforcement experience with a law enforcement agency.
Part Time Cook / Jail                                                      $13.20 per hour                                                                                                       Open Until Filled 
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a total of 24 hours per week. See below for job description.
911 Dispatcher / Full Time                    $37,077 or higher depending on experience and qualifications                               Closes February 24th, 2023
Full-time civilian position with VRS retirement and benefits. See below for job description.  
Deputy Sheriff / Corrections          $46,967 annually or higher based on experience and qualifications                              Closes February 17th, 2023 
Full-time corrections position with benefits. See below for job description. Must hold DCJS Corrections certification to apply.