Thank you for considering employment with Prince William County Sheriff's Office. Below are ways to apply for employment with our office.

How To Apply

By Mail: Download the Employment Application and Initial Applicant Screening Form. Once both forms are completed, sign, and mail the two forms to the Prince William County Sheriff's Office (Attn: Office of Professional Standards, 9311 Lee Ave, Manassas, VA 20110).

In-Person Drop Off: Complete the Employment Application and Initial Applicant Screening Form and drop it off at the Sheriff's Office (9311 Lee Ave, Manassas, VA 20110).

For more information on the position, click here: Sheriff's Deputy

The Prince William County Sheriff's Office is a state-accredited agency that offers great benefits, a competitive salary, language stipend, VRS retirement, one-time incentive bonuses (sign-on, education, and/or military experience), and a 40-hour work week.

The Sheriff's Office is always interested in qualified applicants. We are currently looking for both Virginia law enforcement certified applicants and non-Virginia law enforcement certified applicants to join our team.

Applications received remain active for a period of one year from the date of the application receipt.

Click below to download the PDF forms

PWCSO Employment Application

Initial Applicant Screening Form 


Sheriff's Deputy Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

·    Must be a United States citizen

·    Must be 21 years of age upon completion of the Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy

·    Must be a high school graduate or its equivalent

·    Must be able to complete the physical fitness requirements

·    Vision must be 20/200 uncorrected, correctable with the aid of glasses or contacts to 20/40 in the worst eye and 20/20 in the best eye

·    Hearing must comply with medical standards

·    Valid driver’s license at the time of appointment; applicants with six demerits or more are ineligible for employment

·    Must not have been convicted of any felony or serious misdemeanor

·    Prior to employment, applicants must sign an agreement that they will not smoke during their employment

·    Be of good moral character and behavior

Application Process


The Sheriff's Office recruitment and selection process supports the Prince William County Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plans. The selection process takes approximately four to eight months after the application has been received.


Applicants must successfully complete the following phases:

·    Submit completed Employment Application and Initial Applicant Screening Form to the Prince William County Sheriff's Office (9311 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110)

·    Conditional Offer of Employment

·    Pre-Screening Interview

·    Polygraph Examination

·    Background Interview and Investigation

·    Medical Physical Examination

·    Physical Fitness Test

·    Written/Oral Psychological Examination

·    Interview with the Sheriff or Designee

·    Final Approval by Sheriff, Human Resources, County Executive