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.
General requirements for employment with the Louisa County Sheriff's Office include:
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)
High School graduate or equivalent.
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.
Minimum age of 18 for non-sworn positions.
Minimum age of 21 for sworn positions.
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.