Are you looking for a dynamic career opportunity in public safety? As a Communications Officer with the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, you will play a vital role in ensuring the safety and well-being of our community by serving as a critical link between law enforcement personnel and the public.

Position Overview:

Communications Officers are responsible for receiving emergency and non-emergency calls, dispatching law enforcement, fire, and medical personnel as needed, and providing crucial support to first responders in the field. This role requires strong communication skills, the ability to remain calm under pressure, and a commitment to serving the public with professionalism and compassion.

Why Choose Us?

When you become a Communications Officer at the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, you will receive comprehensive training, competitive compensation, and a range of benefits, including:

  • Competitive Salary: Enjoy a competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Health Insurance: Choose from two plans with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, with a portion of the cost covered by the county.
  • Dental Insurance: Included in health insurance.
    Life Insurance: Fully paid by the county for both sworn and civilian employees.
  • Supplemental Insurance: Optional plans for accidental/cancer/intensive care coverage available for employee purchase.
    Retirement: County pays 95% of Virginia Retirement System (VRS) contribution.
  • Deferred Compensation: Investment opportunities for retirement planning.
    Paid Training: Receive comprehensive training to prepare you for success in your role.
  • Career Development: Opportunities for career advancement and professional growth within the department.
  • Supportive Work Environment: Join a team of dedicated professionals committed to serving our community with integrity and excellence.
  • Educational Tuition Assistance: Must be job-related, approved by the Sheriff, and may be limited to a maximum dollar amount.
  • Military Veterans/Reservists Benefits: Full pay and benefits while in the academy, paid military leave, and a Prior Service Purchase Program for Virginia Retirement System credit.


To be considered for the position of Communications Officer, candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Strong communication and multitasking skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and make quick, effective decisions
  • Proficiency in operating communication equipment and computer systems
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Previous experience in dispatching or emergency communications is preferred but not required

Join Our Team

If you are ready to embark on a rewarding career in public safety and make a difference in your community, we encourage you to join the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office as a Communications Officer.