Are you passionate about serving your community and maintaining law and order? As a Deputy Sheriff with the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office, you will play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of our citizens while upholding the values of integrity, professionalism, and compassion.

Position Overview:

Deputy Sheriffs are responsible for enforcing local, and state laws, conducting investigations, patrolling assigned areas, and providing assistance to the public. This challenging yet rewarding role requires individuals who are committed to protecting and serving our community with honor and dedication.

Why Choose Us?

When you become a Deputy Sheriff with 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.
  • Life Insurance: Fully paid by the county for both sworn and civilian employees.
  • Dental Insurance: Included in health insurance.
  • Supplemental Insurance: Optional plans for accidental/cancer/intensive care coverage available for employee purchase.
  • Retirement: County pays 95% of Virginia Retirement System (VRS) contribution, with retirement eligibility after 25 years of service at age 50. Law Enforcement Officers Retirement (LEO) Supplement available for sworn employees.
  • Deferred Compensation: Investment opportunities for retirement planning.
  • Educational Tuition Assistance: Must be job-related, approved by the Sheriff, and may be limited to a maximum dollar amount.
  • Take-Home Vehicle: Mileage restrictions apply in accordance with agency guidelines.
  • Uniforms and Equipment: All uniforms and equipment provided by the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office.
  • 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 Deputy Sheriff, candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or equivalent (some college coursework preferred)
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license
  • Ability to pass a background investigation, including criminal history and driving record checks
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Previous law enforcement experience or military service is preferred but not required

Join Our Team

If you are ready to take the next step in your law enforcement career and make a positive impact on your community, we encourage you to join the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff.