Deputy Sheriff

Prince George, VA
Prince George County Sheriff's Office

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks

The Prince George County Sheriff’s Department is now accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring courtroom and courthouse security; enforcing courtroom rules and regulations; transporting inmates; serves civil papers; serves capiases.
  • Ensures safety of judge and individuals in the courtroom through observation of behavior;
  • Enforces courtroom rules and regulations;
  • Conducts building security checks; screens incoming people, personal items, etc.;
  • Searches courtroom for weapons or objects that may cause harm to judge and court attendees; sets up video equipment for hearings;
  • Searches prisoners to be escorted to courtroom;
  • Escorts prisoners from lock-up to courtroom and back; applies restraints as needed;
  • Carries objects for visiting judges into the courtroom;
  • Completes financial statements for those needing an attorney;
  • Serves subpoenas, warrants, orders of arrest and other official court papers, both criminal and civil; executes eviction notices;
  • Assists Clerk of Court with transfer of files to and from courtroom;
  • Transports prisoners to other jurisdictions;
  • Supports Police Department on calls for service, escorts and traffic controls when needed, radar and enforcement of traffic laws;
  • Makes arrests and testifies in Court; prepares reports;
  • Participates in emergency response operations as required in a declared emergency by County officials; completes required NIMS training as a condition of employment;
  • Must have a valid Virginia Driver’s License;

Starting salary: $45,150 DOQ/DOE

Qualification Requirements

General knowledge of courtroom security methods, practices and procedures; general knowledge of courtroom rules and regulations; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare clear comprehensive reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective and reasonable courses of action; skill in the use of firearms and the operation of motor vehicles; possession of physical agility and endurance.

Special Requirements

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Some law enforcement, civil process and/or court security experience preferred but not mandatory.