Deputy Sheriff Application Process
All applicants shall complete the following documents:
All applications must be accompanied by legible copies (no originals) of the following documents:
All completed employment packets can be hand delivered to the Sheriff's Office or mailed to:
Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Employment Processing
PO Box 75
Isle of Wight, Virginia 23397
We are accepting applications
Deputy Sheriff Recruit: $38,326
Deputy Sheriff Virginia DCJS Law Enforcement Certified: $40,243 min.
Deputy Sheriff Minimum Qualifications
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Deputy Sheriff with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office. You will find that this Office is a state accredited law enforcement agency that values professionalism, integrity and diversity from its employees. We have the occasion to hire certified law enforcement officers with prior experience as well as those new to law enforcement that will need certification. The Sheriff’s Office is a Constitutional Office. We maintain a Memorandum of Understanding with the County of Isle of Wight to provide excellent pay, benefits, and VRS retirement package.
The following are the minimum requirements to apply for the position of Deputy Sheriff with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office:
Selection Process Steps
Step One- All Applications will be reviewed. Applicants that meet the minimal requirements and completed the required employment packets. Selected applicants will be selected to continue in the process.
Step Two- Applicants will be notified to participate in a written test and an interview. This interview will be in a panel format and consist of multiple members of the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office. This process will happen on the same day.
Step Three– The top applicants will be notified that they are being considered for employment and will move to the background phase. An extensive and thorough background investigation will be conducted. This investigation will include a home visit, credit check, prior employment, criminal records, civil records, education records, certification check, and driving records. The findings of this investigation will be forwarded to the polygraph examiner.
Step Four– A polygraph exam will be completed with the information provided on the applicant’s background packet and background investigation.
Step Five– The Sheriff will review applicants that successfully completed steps one though eight. A conditional offer of employment will be given to the top rated applicants. Applicants that accept the conditional offer will proceed.
Step Six– Applicants will be scheduled to see a physician for a physical and a drug screening.
Step Seven– The final step in the employment process will be a meeting/personal interview with the Sheriff to finalize the conditional offer. Applicants that complete this process will have the opportunity to begin a rewarding career with the Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office.
Applicants that are appointed by the Sheriff that are not currently certified as a Law Enforcement Officer in Virginia must successfully complete the DCJS basic law enforcement training program at Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy.
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