Deputy Sheriff- Patrol

Front Royal, VA
Warren County

Salary: $47715.20 – $72612.80 / Year.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

Performs intermediate protective service work patrolling the County to enforce the law on assigned shift; does related work as required. The work may be performed under emergency conditions and involve considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under the regular supervision of a Deputy Sergeant.

Essential Functions:

  • On an assigned shift, operates a patrol vehicle to observe for violations of traffic laws, suspicious activities or persons and disturbances of law and order; responds to radio dispatches and answers calls and complaints; performs routine checks on private and public buildings.
  • Makes arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdues resisting suspects using weapons, maneuvers and other approved self defense methods.
  • Enforces traffic laws; issues citations for traffic violations.
  • Fills out arrest records; takes fingerprints and photographs; performs prisoner security functions; investigates traffic accidents; prepares statements and reports.
  • Transports Temporary Detention Orders and Emergency Custody Orders; obtains and serves emergency protection, temporary detention and emergency custody orders.
  • Interviews victims and witnesses; secures property and evidence.
  • Serves civil process and criminal arrest warrants; conducts welfare checks.
  • Responds to Fire/Rescue calls when needed.
  • Provides community support in emergency conditions.
  • May be assigned training officer duties as qualified.
  • May be assigned to K-9 Officer, tacticals squad, investigations, community policing, court security, civil process or animal control duties.
  • Performs related tasks as required.


  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
  • Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Possession of basic law enforcement and firearms certifications.
  • Must meet and maintain minimum training and experience requirements for the position as established by the department and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.