Sheriff Charles E. Jett
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Dear applicant,

If you are interested in a career in law enforcement and want to make a difference in the lives of others, then I encourage you to seek employment with our agency.

I believe if you read and understand the spirited challenge of our Mission Statement and are familiar with Stafford County, you will want to be a part of this family oriented community.

The men and women of Stafford County Sheriff's Office work together as a team to accomplish the daily mission.  Becoming a part of our agency will guarantee you the satisfaction and fulfillment you are seeking in a law enforcement career.

We are looking for good leaders who are personable and professional, and who are accountable to the highest ethical and moral standards.

If you are highly motivated and dedicated to making a difference, then we want to hear from you!


Sheriff Charles E. Jett

 Career Opportunities:

There are currently no open positions. We will update the site as soon as positions become available.


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The Stafford Sheriff’s Office Cadet Program is designed specifically for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20, who may be interested in a career in law enforcement.  The goal of the program is to help interested individuals cultivate a better understanding of the profession and enable them to make an informed decision about pursuing a law enforcement career. Click here to learn about the Stafford County Cadet program.

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The Citizen Assistance and Volunteer Services offices provides a central point where citizens can get information about County or consumer issues, coordinates volunteer recruitment of Citizen Assistance Teams (CAT), trains and places volunteers, and provides an in-house resource for departments with customer service needs.

The Stafford County Sheriff's Office also has a group of volunteers that are part of the Stafford Volunteer Ground Search and Rescue team (Stafford VGSAR).  To learn more about the volunteer opportunities available with VGSAR, click here.

To learn more about the programs that related to the Sheriff's Office, click here.

Click here to open the Volunteer Application (word document)

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  • Competitive Salary
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Flexible Benefits Program - Medical Independent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance Coverage includes major medical, dental, vision and prescription services
  • Annual Leave based on years of service
    • Less than 4 years: 8 hours per month 
    • 4-15 years: 12 hours per month
    • 15+ years: 16 hours per month
  • Sick Leave based on years of service
    • Less than 5 years: 8 hours per month
    • 5 or more years: 12 hours per month
  • Take home vehicle for sworn members in patrol and C.I.D. Divisions (county resident only)
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year and 2 Floater days per year
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Retirement under Virginia Supplemental Retirement System
  • Paid Early Retirement through Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) Retirement program for Sworn employees
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Programs
  • Direct Deposit
  • Virginia Credit Union
  • Marine Federal Credit Union
  • Equipment and uniform provided
  • "Health-Choice" - Wellness Program - Educational workshops and recreational activities promoting improved health
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Exercise/Workout facility
  • Voluntary Insurance Programs

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The Stafford County Sheriff's Office Policy and Procedural Manual includes the following excerpts concerning hiring procedures and criteria:

  • "The Stafford County Sheriff's Office defines tattooing/body art as any adornment or alteration implemented through the following techniques, which include but are not limited to, body piercing, tattooing, branding, and mutilation..."
  • "Individuals undergoing the hiring process, who possess tattoos visible beyond the clothes line, will be evaluated to determine, if the tattoo is gaudy, inflammatory, displays antisocial or provocative messages.  If these conditions exist the applicant will be disqualified."
  • "The department does not accept any applicant with body art on the head, face, neck, ears, scalp, hands, or fingers."
  • "Individuals undergoing the hiring process, who possess body-facial piercings which are visible, to include tongue piercing will be disqualified."

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 189, Stafford, VA 22555
Physical Address: 1225 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554

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