The following are the minimum qualifications to be considered for the position of Deputy Sheriff:
- Be a United States Citizen.
- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Have a high school diploma or GED.
- Have a valid Operator's License, with no more than -6 active points.
- Not have a conviction for DUI or DUI-related offense within the past 5 years.
- Operator's License suspension (in any state) two years prior to application submission.
- Not have indications of continual or unexplained poor financial responsibilities.
Future applications from those not meeting these Minimum Qualifications will not be considered.
- Not have more than one lifetime convictions for DUI or a DUI-related offense.
- More than one Operator's License Suspension.
- Be drug-free and not have any illegal use of Schedule I, II, or III drugs.
- Not have any felony convictions.
- Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
- Not have a history of criminal activity of a serious nature or that reflects moral turpitude, or indicates a tendency to violate the law.
- Not have been dishonorably discharged from the military.
Auxilliary Deputy Program
The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office prides itself on the existence and utilization of an auxiliary division. These volunteers are unsalaried positions and require community based citizens to be a part of our County’s safety programs and enforcement. Auxiliary deputies must apply when job postings occur and must go through the same hiring process, and background checks as other personnel.
You must be 21 years old and in good standings with our Community and live within Spotsylvania County or surrounding areas. You must be able to read English, be in good health, be a U.S. Citizen or valid visa or registration card. You should never have been convicted of a felon or any other disqualifying criminal offense.
DCJS certification is required and it is to be noted that this is an average nine month process with classes on Tuesdays/Thursdays and every other Saturday (current schedule). In-service and continuing education is also a requirement of the position. Following the academy all individuals must successfully complete an FTO program which is approximately 400 hours. Once released from FTO, auxiliaries must work 48 hours every quarter to maintain their status which averages out to 16 hours per month. Auxiliary Deputies will participate in functions such as Crime Prevention Programs, missing persons, interpretations for other deputies, general patrol, community functions, or at any time, the Sheriff or his designee may order auxiliary deputies into service. When the occasion demands additional deputies the Sheriff may command auxiliaries into service, except when such an order may interfere with the auxiliary deputy’s regular employment.
The auxiliary deputy shall be bound by the rules, regulations, policies and directives of the Sheriff’s Office and shall be issued a copy of the same. When on duty, the auxiliary officer shall carry out the full responsibilities of a sworn deputy without limitations, except as provided by Code or Statute. The auxiliary deputy shall obey the lawful orders of those appointed over him or her.
Check our listings for availability often. Postings are made available for only two weeks at a time and may have certain restrictions.