Becoming a Deputy



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

ENTRY LEVEL SALARY ($36,386 to top end Career Development $77,325.24)

(Eligible for annual merit increases based on job performance)

Download Background forms here

Personal History Statement (Print and complete after application has been submitted to Henrico County Human Resources)
Personal Reference Forms

Minimum Qualifications:

AGE: At least 21 years old

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED

DRIVER’S LICENSE: Must possess a valid Driver’s License and have a DMV record indicating no more than three moving violations within the past five years; nor have been convicted of any alcohol or drug related offenses.

CHARACTER: Be of good character and reputation

CRIMINAL HISTORY: Free of any felony or misdemeanor convictions

CITIZENSHIP: United States citizen

Additional Requirements:

  • Submit to a polygraph examination.
  • Submit to a thorough background investigation.
  • Submit to a physical examination (including drug screening).
  • Submit to a psychological screening.



Health, Dental, Life, Workers Compensation Insurance; Virginia Retirement System; Tuition Reimbursement; Law Enforcement Officer’s Supplement; Short and Long Term Disability Insurance; Paid Annual and Sick Leave; Uniforms and Equipment Furnished; Employee Assistance Program; Career Development.


Henrico County is a suburban county that serves over 250,000 citizens, bordering the City of Richmond and several counties including Chesterfield and Hanover. The Henrico County 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.

E-mail your questions about a career with the Sheriff’s Office to



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It is the mission of the Henrico County Sheriff’s Office to protect and assist the citizens of this county by providing security for the jails and courts; rehabilitating inmates through vocational, mental health, education and work programs; executing mental health commitment orders and serving civil process documents.

This mission is achieved by providing professionally trained staff and state of the art technology to meet or exceed the standards set forth by the laws of the Commonwealth.

Contact Us

Sheriff’s Office

Delivery Address
4301 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-5860


Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775