Deputy Sheriff

Palmyra, VA
Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office

Salary: $24.04 to $27.65 per hour.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Performs work as an uniformed sworn law enforcement officer tasked in either direct or support roles for the protection of life, limb, and property within the defined jurisdiction of Fluvanna County. Law enforcement work is often completed under stressful and emergency conditions which frequently involve considerable personal risk. Work is performed under limited supervision. Reports through the appropriate chain of command as directed by the agency’s organizational chart. Appointee serves at the pleasure of the Sheriff.

Essential Functions:

  • Follows Agency general orders, rules, and regulations, and adheres to the Law Enforcement Code of
  • Enforces state and local laws and ordinances.
  • Investigates suspicious activity and investigates criminal cases.
  • Investigates motor vehicle crashes.
  • Maintains records and files and prepares reports, summonses, and other law enforcement documents.
  • Operates agency computers and utilizes authorized data management systems, networks, and software
    in accordance with law and policy.
  • Works assigned shifts and special assignments as directed. Works overtime as required to include
    unscheduled emergency recall to duty or emergency shift extensions.
  • Communicates accurately, truthfully, and with proper demeanor.
  • Provides testimony in criminal and civil proceedings.
  • Operates agency vehicles in all weather and response conditions during daytime and nighttime hours.
  • Answers calls for service in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Proactively seeks out criminal activity, law violations, and other public safety concerns.
  • Serves and executes warrants, summons, protective orders, emergency custody orders, temporary custody orders and other legal processing.
  • Directs traffic as needed for public safety.
  • Processes, photographs, and fingerprints arrestees and others.
  • Provides prisoner transportation and courtroom security.
  • Interviews victims, witnesses and suspects.
  • Properly collects, labels, logs and reports property and evidence.
  • Performs crime prevention and public relations functions when assigned.
  • Performs related tasks, duties and assignments as required.
  • Supports the chain of command and promotes a healthy, safe, harassment free and responsive work environment that serves to encourage a positive command climate and good morale.


  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalency, and be 21 years of age.
  • Complete a thorough background investigation.
  • Successfully complete a physical and psychological examination.
  • Must be become DCJS trained and certified within one (1) year.
  • Candidates must possess a current valid operator’s license.