Sworn positions must 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.

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General requirements for employment with the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office include:

  • Be a United States Citizen.
  • Possess a Virginia Drivers License.
  • Minimum age of 18 for non-sworn positions.
  • Minimum age of 21 for sworn positions.
  • Board Interviews.
  • Complete an application for employment and present it to Louisa County Sheriff’s Office. (application must be complete with all requested paperwork attached)
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • Possess a Virginia Drivers License

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.

Job Openings

View a listing of current Job Openings for Louisa County Sheriff’s Office.


Applications can be turned in at any time, and are kept for a period of 6 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. View the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Application for Employment (PDF) or view the Sheriffs Office Application for Employment (DOC) in Microsoft Word format. Completed applications may be mailed to:

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