Mission Statement

Through a partnership with our community, we the members of the Sheriff's Office promise to provide all citizens with the highest degree of protection for their lives and property and to develop community responsibility directed at the prevention of crime and social disorder and enhancing safety through problem solving tactics.


We show commitment to the proactive prevention of crime in our county by achieving a close working association with all citizens and businesses in eliminating the opportunities for crime and serving as the catalyst for solving problems, thereby reducing fear within the community.


Professionalism is shown in our response to the needs of the citizens and community. Professionalism is achieved through training, commitment and acting within the rule of the law.


Compassion is in our response to victims and others in need. We care about the needs of our community and strive to understand and appreciate the point of view of each citizen and merchant by treating everyone with fairness, respect and sincerity.


Honor is displayed in the integrity of our employees, the trust we place in each other, and the respect we earn from and give to our citizens.


We hold ourselves to the highest standards of conduct in performing our service to the community, embracing the ideals of our Constitution and a democratic society.


Application for employment with the Powhatan Sheriff's Office should be made using only the Sheriff's Office specific application. Complete the application and then print for submission. The application requires notarization; therefore it cannot be returned electronically. Do not submit the county's application found under the Employment Opportunities webpage, as it is not acceptable.