Deputy Sheriff

Goochland, VA
Goochland County Sheriff's Office

Position Summary:

  • Under direction – provides law enforcement services and protection for our community, Goochland County.
  • On an assigned shift – operates a patrol vehicle to enforce violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities, and disturbances of law.
  • Takes appropriate action upon observation of these activities.
  • Provides courtroom security.
  • Performs civil process services.
  • Must be able to wear a mask.
  • Does related work as required; works under regular supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols an assigned area to enforce traffic and criminal law and suspicious activity.
  • Responds to radio calls for service.
  • Handles domestic disturbances and a variety of citizen complaints.
  • Conducts criminal investigations.
  • Prepares detailed reports.
  • Testifies in court.
  • Assists disabled motorists, investigates vehicle crashes, and directs traffic as necessary.
  • Assists other agencies as necessary.
  • Ensures the security and order of courtrooms prior to and during court sessions; removes unruly individuals from the courtroom.
  • Searches courtroom for contraband and inmates for unauthorized possession prior to court appearance.
  • Transports and supervises prisoners to and from court, secures in holding cells.
  • Transports prisoners to other jails and institutions.
  • Carries out all orders of the court.
  • Serves summonses, notices, warrants, and capiases.
  • Flexibility in work schedule in order to be ‘on-call’ at times outside of regular shift.
  • Makes arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
  • Subdues resisting suspects using appropriate weapons, maneuvers, and other approved self-defense methods.


  • Be 21 years of age or older.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Successfully pass a written test.
  • Successfully complete physical agility test.
  • Successfully pass an oral review board.
  • Successfully pass a polygraph examination.
  • Successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Successfully complete a physical exam.
  • Interview with the Sheriff.
  • Successfully pass a psychological test (if required).