$15,000 Hiring Bonus

The Sheriff’s Office
Employs a Diverse Group

The Sheriff’s Office employs a diverse group of men and women in the public safety profession, encompassing corrections, court security and civil process services. We offer careers that are challenging, fulfilling and include great advancement opportunities! We are always looking for men and women who support and model our guiding principles: honor, courage and service in all that we do!  If you are taking the first step toward starting a career with our agency, you are in the right place.

Read through our website to learn more about the hiring process and what it takes to become a Sheriff’s deputy with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office. If you have any questions, our recruiting team will be happy to answer them. We look forward to starting you on the path to a very rewarding career.

Accreditation and Memberships

Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission - Accredited Agency

Fully Accredited through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission

Department of Corrections - Virginia - Public Safety First

Virginia Department of Corrections

Commission on Accreditation for Corrections - ACA Founded 1870 - Accredited

American Correctional Association

NCCHC Accredited Health Services

National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Member of the Virginia Values Veterans

Member of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association

Servicemen and women

Many of our Sheriff’s deputies served in the Armed Forces, and some still serve in the Military Reserves.

Our recruiter is a military veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps and would love to talk to you.

Give him a call at (703)246-4105 or email at SHF-applicants@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Thank you for your service!

Join Our Team





If you have strong communication skills, a willingness to learn and a belief in treating everyone with dignity and respect, I hope you will consider joining our team.