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.
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Possess a valid Virginia driver's License.
  • Must pass a background investigation which includes, but is 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.
  • Complete an application for employment and present it to Louisa County Sheriff’s Office. (application must be complete with all requested paperwork attached)
  • Board Interviews
  • Non-Sworn Positions:
    • Minimum age of 18
  • Sworn Positions
    • Minimum age of 21 by completion of Basic Law Enforcement Academy
    • Physical Exam
    • Written Exam
    • Pass Drug Test
    • Pass a Psychological Exam
    • Pass a Polygraph
    • Pass a Physical Agility Fitness Test

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 the 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.