1) Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
2) Have a high school diploma or a general education development certificate.
3) Have a valid driver’s license.
4) Have an Honorable Discharge if the applicant is a veteran of the Armed Forces.
5) Must be able to physically perform the duties of a deputy.
6) Vision 20/20 corrected but not less than 20/40 uncorrected
7) No Judgment or current BAD CREDIT HISTORY.
8) Must have a clean driving record for the past 3 years.
9) If required, must take a polygraph exam, a written exam, a physical agility exam, and a medical exam.
Automatic Disqualifiers
The following automatic disqualifiers will cause the processing of the applicant to be immediately discontinued.
Criminal Record:
1) Conviction of any felony.
2) Conviction of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance (within 7 years.)
3) Conviction of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude (i.e., larceny, embezzlement, perjury.)
4) Conviction of any domestic assault.
5) Conviction of misdemeanor Sex offense including but not limited to sexual battery or consensual sexual intercourse with a minor 15 years or under.
Driving Record:
1) Current driver’s license suspension.
2) Driver’s license suspension within last 12 months.
Drug Usage:
1) Any use of heroin, cocaine, or illegal hallucinogen within past 2 years. Any illegal use of steroids within last 5 years.
2) Any use of heroin by injection at any time.
3) Any substantiated illegal act, (i.e., sale, manufacture, etc.) of any narcotic, controlled substance, or dangerous drug, as defined by State and Federal law, except marijuana.
4) Any use of marijuana or hashish within the past 12 months prior to submitting your application, or any time thereafter.


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Portsmouth, VA 23704


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