Manassas, VA
Prince William County Sheriff's Office
Salary: $45,884.80-$77,126.40


Prince William County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Offering great benefits, competitive salary, VRS retirement, paid law enforcement academy training; 40-hour work week; state accredited agency.


Performs law enforcement services consisting of civil process responsibilities, prisoner/EDP transport (emotionally disturbed persons), court services/security and fugitive investigations.

Work is performed under regular supervision of a Sheriff’s Sergeant. May be assigned to an evening shift or night shift; or as an instructor.


  • Serves grand jury subpoenas.
  • Schedules and conducts court ordered evictions.
  • Transports prisoners and EDPs to and from confinement locations, hospitals, other jurisdictions and escort them to and from court or hearings.
  • Executes, serves and returns, as required, civil and criminal processes, court orders and Division of Motor Vehicles suspension orders.
  • Locates, levies, and seizes property and conducts public auctions.
  • Conducts residency investigations.
  • Conducts investigations on threat to judges, bomb threats and suspicious packages.
  • Gathers preliminary information regarding any threats and notifies immediate supervisor.
  • Provides security in court rooms and on Judicial Center property.
  • Affects arrests, forcibly if necessary.
  • Employs defensive tactics, maneuvers or deploys less lethal weapons when necessary and appropriate.
  • Conducts searches of buildings with an ability to search small confined spaces or attics when necessary.
  • Uses bodily force to gain entrance through barriers to search or seize persons or property.
  • Prepares detailed investigative offense reports, issues traffic summons, tow sheets, lab sheets and other administrative paperwork.
  • Operates an emergency vehicle during the day and night.
  • Loads, unloads, aims and fires handguns, shotguns and other firearms from a variety of body positions.
  • Performs searches of persons.
  • Performs tasks that may require lifting, carrying or dragging heavy objects such as an injured person.
  • Provides back up to primary law enforcement agencies conducting criminal or traffic investigations.
  • Appears in court as a witness to give testimony.
  • Escorts funeral processions, parades and other special events.
  • Provides first aid and other assistance when needed.
  • Extradites fugitives that are apprehended in other states.
  • Works hours that conflict with regular eight-hour work schedule to include overtime.

Educational requirements:

  • Any combination of education, training and/or experience equivalent to graduation from high school or have passed a General Education Requirement (GED) equivalent.


  • Law enforcement certified preferred.

Desired Skills:

  • General knowledge of Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, federal/state laws and County ordinances.
  • Some knowledge of police methods, practices and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of emergency equipment, services and restraint equipment.
  • Ability to occupy/operate a motor vehicle for long periods while maintaining mental alertness.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods with limited breaks.
  • Ability to retain and comprehend information received verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to adapt to shift/schedule changes and changes in working conditions.
  • Ability to prepare clear and detailed reports.
  • Ability to maintain composure and demonstrate appropriate restraint in stressful and dangerous situations.
  • Ability to escort prisoners and civil detainees with a variety of illnesses/injuries with due regard to surrounding hazards.
  • Ability to establish skills and qualify with departmental firearms.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and deal courteously but firmly with the public.


  • Must successfully complete a criminal history and background check.
  • Must successfully complete an approved law enforcement academy within 12 months of hire.
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must pass a VCIN/NCIC Criminal History Check.
  • May be subject to a pre-employment physical exam or physical fitness test to ensure he/she meets job related physical requirements.
  • May be subject to a polygraph examination.