Standards of Employment

The selection process utilized by the Hanover County Sheriff's Office provides the Sheriff and his Command Staff with sufficient information on a candidate to ensure that only the most qualified are selected to serve our citizens. Given the nature of the law enforcement profession and the high standards of the Hanover County Sheriff's Office, there are some prior actions that would preclude employment with our agency.

Those prior actions may include:
  • Any driving under the influence of alcohol/drug conviction
  • Any domestic assault conviction
  • Any felony conviction
  • Any illegal use of schedule I or II drugs:
    • Anabolic steroids
    • Cocaine
    • Heroin
    • LSD, etc.
  • Any recent and/or excessive marijuana use
Candidates for employment will be evaluated in many areas including an aptitude test, an occupational simulation course, a comprehensive background investigation, and medical and psychological evaluations.

We thank you for your interest in our agency. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility please contact our Personnel Unit at 804-365-6230.