Deputy Sheriff

Culpeper, VA
Culpeper County Sheriff

Salary: $51,911.88 – $68,783.25 Annually.

Position Summary:

Responsible for performing law enforcement work in order to preserve public peace, to protect lives, property and rights of the public, and to enforce statutory law and municipal ordinances.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols County streets, highways, and neighborhoods to deter crime or apprehend and/or arrest violators or suspects; responding to calls for law enforcement assistance; investigating traffic accidents and enforcing traffic regulations; and gathering information for criminal investigations.
  • Serves a wide range of civil papers/documents including warrants, subpoenas, summons, garnishments, etc.
  • Monitors radio calls; communicates with radio dispatcher; responds to complaints, reports of criminal events, requests for law enforcement assistance and to reported domestic or public disputes; inspects troublesome areas and checks security of business establishments.
  • Supervises all subordinate deputies.
  • Respond to emergency medical calls and assist citizens until EMS can arrive.
  • Respond to mental health crisis calls and utilize verbal communications (CIT) with ranging ages of citizens.
  • Jail transports, assists with transports for other deputies when there are multiple arrests at a scene.


  • Education equivalent to a high school diploma and completion of a law enforcement academy.
  • Must pass the State Basic Law Enforcement test and maintain DCJS certification and firearms usage.
  • Must pass a mandated physical examination.
  • Must not be a convicted criminal.
  • Must pass a background investigation.
  • Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license.