Deputy Sheriff – Patrol

Fincastle, VA
Botetourt County Sheriff's Office

Starting salary (untrained) $45,203 annually- An increase in starting salary will be considered for those who possess DCJS Law Enforcement certification at time of employment.

The Deputy Sheriff- Patrol possess a thorough knowledge pertinent federal, state and local laws and ordinances; law enforcement support service and investigative work; law enforcement practices and procedures; the roads and routes within the County; the rules, regulations and policies of Botetourt County and the Sheriff’s Office.


  • Patrols assigned area for the prevention of crime and enforcement of laws and ordinances;
  • Responds to request for law enforcement services and takes appropriate action;
  • Arrests violators of laws and ordinances, and insures violators are booked on charges;
  • Enforces traffic laws, directs traffic and provides information concerning the location of streets, routes and buildings;
  • Investigates and prepares detailed reports of collisions;
  • Investigates suspicious conditions, activities, or persons;
  • Investigates and checks for wanted or missing persons and stolen property;
  • Participates in the operation of various units and the service of civil and criminal subpoenas and other court orders;
  • Participates in riot and crowd control;
  • Controls and restrains potentially violent persons;
  • Prepares a variety of reports;
  • Conducts preliminary investigations of criminal cases and gathers, preserves and analyzes facts and evidence;
  • Follows up preliminary investigative reports;
  • Interviews complainants, accused, witnesses and the preliminary investigating officer and records statements and testimony;


  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • High School graduate or equivalent (prefer criminal justice training through accredited academy in Virginia or Criminal Justice degree, but not mandatory)
  • No criminal record.
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license with good driving record.
  • Must pass psychological screening test
  • Must pass physical examination
  • Good credit history.
  • Citizen of the United States or have valid proof that citizenship is being sought