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1 Woolfolk Ave
PO Box 504
Louisa, VA 23093

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(540) 967-1234
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General Requirements for Employment at the Louisa County Sheriff's Office are listed below, and for sworn positions meet or exceed the Virginia "Law Enforcement Officer Minimum Qualification by Statute §15.2-1705". Special Requirements may be made for particular positions and will be outlined in a job advertisement. EOE

  • Minimum age of 21 for sworn positions
  • Minimum age of 18 for non-sworn positions
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Possess a Virginia Drivers License
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Complete an application for employment and present it to Louisa County Sheriff's Office. (Application must be complete with all requested Paperwork attached)
  • Board Interviews
  • Must pass a background investigation which includes, but not limited to, a check of school records, driving record, credit history, inquiry as to character and reputation, health history, and a fingerprint-based criminal records check.
  • If all other required elements of the process have been passed or met, the candidate will receive a conditional offer of employment. The applicant must then take a physical examination administered by a medical doctor. The examination will also include drug screening.

Applications can be turned in at any time, and are kept for a period of six months. Any open positions will be advertised online and in local newspapers. Descriptions of the special requirements for Sworn and Non-sworn positions are available with each advertisement.

Job Openings

Full Time Communications Officer (posted 6/13/16)

Louisa County Sheriff's Office is looking for a full time Communications Officer.

9-1-1 call processing and dispatching is an extremely challenging job. Anyone interested is highly encouraged to participate in an observation period in the Communications Center to observe the roles and responsibilities of the dispatchers and functions in the center. If you are interested in observing in the Communications center, contact Tonya Hovey, Director of Emergency Communications thovey@louisa.org or (540)967-3494 or Chris Lee, Deputy Director of Emergency Communications at clee@louisa.org or (540)223-6622.

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Louisa County Sheriff's Office is looking for a part time Deputy Sheriff

DUTIES: The Primary function of the Deputy Sheriff - Civil / Court Security Division position is to provide security for courtrooms and buildings; serve summonses, subpoenas, and other civil documents; inmate transfer to and from courts, hospitals, & other facilities; assist patrol division as needed; traffic enforcement; crime prevention; other law enforcement duties as required. Applications accepted until position is filled. Equal Oportunity Employer

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Application for Employment

Completed applications may be mailed to:

Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 504
Louisa, VA 23093
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