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.
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)
Minimum age of 18
Minimum age of 21 by completion of Basic Law Enforcement Academy
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.
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.