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How to Apply for A Civilian Position


The Henrico County Sheriff’s Office seeks men and women who desire to build a career in corrections/law enforcement. There are many civilian opportunities within The Sheriff’s Office.  Some positions may include Office Assistants, Classification Officers, and Account Clerks.

Henrico County is a suburban county that serves over 300,000 citizens, bordering the City of Richmond and several counties including Chesterfield and Hanover. The Henrico County Sheriff’s Office traces its roots back over 400 years and today, is one of the largest Sheriff’s Offices in the Commonwealth with over 300 sworn staff.

These positions are eligible for cost of living and merit increases, based on job performance.  Benefits available include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, workers compensation insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, paid sick and annual leave, retirement (Virginia Retirement System,) tuition reimbursement, and the Employee Assistance Program.

How To Apply

You must first apply through the website,, to be considered for the position.  There are no exceptions.

Once you have submitted a complete application on, you must return to this web page and download the below additional two documents to print and complete, following the specific directions provided:

Download Personal History Statement

Download Personal Reference Form


Hiring Process

Once you have submitted you application electronically and completed the above Personal History Statement and reference forms, if selected to continue in the process, you will be submitted to a thorough background investigation, a polygraph examination, a drug screening, a psychological screening, a board interview, and a interview with the Sheriff.


If you have further questions after reviewing the above information carefully, please email The Henrico County Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Section at  [email protected] or call (804)501-5547 for assistance.


Contact Us

Sheriff’s Office

Delivery Address
4317 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-5860

Fax - Sheriff
(804) 501-4770
Fax - Protective Orders and Civil Services
(804) 501-5443

[email protected]

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775


ADA Coordinator
Major R. Roane
804-727-8788 - ADA Message Line

[email protected]






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