Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
- Drive vehicles or patrol specific areas to detect law violators, issue citations, and make arrests.
- Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
- Verify that the proper legal charges have been made against law offenders.
- Execute arrest warrants, locating and taking persons into custody.
- Record daily activities and submit logs and other related reports and paperwork to appropriate authorities.
- Patrol and guard courthouses, grand jury rooms, or assigned areas to provide security, enforce laws, maintain order, and arrest violators.
- Notify patrol units to take violators into custody or to provide needed assistance or medical aid.
- Take control of accident scenes to maintain traffic flow, to assist accident victims, and to investigate causes.
- Serve statements of claims, subpoenas, summonses, jury summonses, orders to pay alimony, and other court orders.
- Question individuals entering secured areas to determine their business, directing and rerouting individuals as necessary.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
Virginia: + 9.4%
National: + 7.0%
High School Diploma
Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Highest ($50,000 and up)