Mathews County Sheriff’s Office is a full service law enforcement office which currently employs 12 full time and 6 part-time sworn law enforcement personnel. This includes one School Resource Officer serving both Thomas Hunter Middle School and Mathews High School.

Mathews County Sheriff’s Office Employment Opportunity

The Mathews County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. This position requires certification as a Basic Law Enforcement Officer through the Department of Criminal Justice Services in Virginia. 

Applicants should have the ability to learn and understand complex principles and techniques related to law enforcement and it’s required responsibilities. This position requires the ability to work assigned shifts to include weekends and holidays and subject to emergency call-outs and court appearances. Deputy Sheriffs are charged with enforcement of State and Local criminal and traffic laws and ordinances.

Applicant Requirements

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Comprehensive back-ground investigation
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License
  • Pre-employment physical examination
  • Successfully pass a polygraph examination
  • U.S. citizen

Application and Related Documentation for Submission

Sheriff's Department Application
Release Form, 2024  
Items Required for Background Check


Mathews County Sheriff’s Office
10622 Buckley Hall Road
Suite B
Mathews, VA 23109

Applications may be emailed to Christy Jarvis (EMAIL) or mailed to the:

Mathews County Sheriff’s Office
P.O. Box 190
Mathews, VA 23109

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Mathews County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or any other characteristic protected by law.