Sunday, December 3, 2023

Need a job? This law enforcement agency is hiring

Get your resumes ready — the Hampton’s Sheriff’s Office is hosting a hiring event on Saturday.

“Applicants should be prepared to interview and relax,” Lt. Brandy White, spokeswoman for the Hampton Sheriff’s Office, said.

Some advice to applicants is to be punctual, honest, enthusiastic and excited, White said.

Positions being filled at the department include sheriff’s deputies, registered nurses, dental assistants, court security deputies and receptionists, according to the Hampton Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.

Starting salary for a sheriff’s deputy is $38,688. Information on salaries for the other positions was not immediately available.

This is one of four hiring events that the department has every year, White said.

When asked if the office was short staffed or if the department was expanding, White wrote the following in an email: “Our office has available positions opened for those who are interested in law enforcement as a career. No, our office isn’t expanding at this time.”

It’s unclear how many people are expected to be hired. White said in an email the department’s primary focus is hiring people who are passionate and trainable, not numbers.

“This is more than just a job and filling a position,” she added. “This is an opportunity to connect with law enforcement and be a part of a team that gives back to the community.”

The Recruitment to Hire Event is at Circuit Court, 237 N. King St., on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Candidates must bring a completed application, a form of identification and other documents and complete registration by 10 a.m. Civilians are expected to appear in business attire, deputy candidates should wear sweats and sneakers.

Snacks will be provided and no cellphones, weapons, contraband or children are allowed.

Click here to download the application.

For more information, visit the Hampton Sheriff’s website.

Those who work for the sheriff’s office get benefits such as health, dental and vision insurance for full-time employees, a retirement and pension plan and paid holidays.

See the full list below for more benefits:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance for full-time employees.
  • VRS Retirement Plans and defined pension plan.
  • Promotion opportunities.
  • On the job paid training.
  • Pay increase after 12 months for sheriff’s deputies.
  • Additional certifications available.
  • Volunteer opportunities.
  • Selective Annual Awards (monetary).
  • Paid legal holidays and bonus days for full-time employees.
  • Annual leave and sick Leave is accrued by permanent full-time employees and credited to their individual leave on a calendar month basis.
  • Bayport Credit Union membership available.
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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