Sworn Positions

Public safety and community service are the core missions of the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office, a constitutional office with more than 500 sworn and civilian appointees. In your career with the VBSO, you will serve in the distinguished field of law enforcement, becoming a leader in your community while growing as a professional and forging lifelong relationships. Whether you’re just starting out, looking for a positive change or seeking your next profession after retiring from the military, you will find a rewarding career and a family at the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office.

You also will have extensive opportunities to serve and make a difference in the community.

The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive starting salary of $43,264 and benefits including:

  • Virginia Retirement System
  • Law Enforcement Officer Supplemental Retirement
  • City health and dental benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Annual leave, sick leave and holidays
  • Military leave
  • Continuing education opportunities, including possible tuition assistance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Volunteer opportunities within the community
  • Being a part of a team of hard-working professionals who strive for the best on a daily basis


The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. The VBSO is also Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certified and fully accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.

If you are interested in joining our team, please review the attached criteria and complete the attached employment application and related documentation. This includes an Authorization for Release of Information, a Credit Release and Physical Demands. The Authorization for Release of Information needs to be notarized. If you do not know a notary, we have notaries in our office.

Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mail, email or hand deliver the completed forms to:

Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office
Human Resources
2501 James Madison Blvd. Building 7
Municipal Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Our Human Resources can be reached at 757-385-8808, employment@vbso.net or 757-385-4389 (fax).