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We are currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff, Court Bailiff and Communications Officer.

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Now Accepting Applications for Deputy Sheriff, Part Time Court Bailiff and Communications Officer

Date: April 30, 2015

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff, Part Time Court Bailiff and Communications Officer. Prior Law Enforcement experience is required for Court Bailiff.

Please visit our employment page for more information.

Upcoming Event

Date: July 13, 2015

2015 Fall Citizen's Academy

The Goochland County Sheriff’s Office will be holding the Fall 2015
Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy starting on August 19th. Come learn about the Sheriff’s Office and participate in some very interesting classes.  Some of the classes that will be taught are:  DUI Operations, Investigations, School Resource Officer Duties and Traffic Operations.  We will also have a K9 demonstration, a tour of the Henrico County Jail facility, speakers from the Virginia State Police and many more activities.  Participants in the academy will also have the opportunity to ride along with a uniformed Deputy during a scheduled shift.  Don’t wait too long to sign up; classes are limited to 25 people.  Hurry and call today or stop by the Sheriff’s Office!  The deadline to sign up August 10th.

Call (804) 556-5349 for more information or visit the links below.

Click HERE for the application and HERE for a copy of the Citizen's Academy rules.


Date: July 9th 2015

The Sheriff's Office now has a new investigative tool available to us as of July 1. It is known as "Leads on Line". Many pawn shops, jewelers and precious metal dealers across the country now report their transactions to this company. Only law enforcement agencies have access to this data.
We now have the ability to search these transactions for stolen and lost property.

Citizens can aid us by taking advantage of this system by logging their valuables into ReportIt, an online database managed by Leads on Line.This is completely voluntary, but logging information into this system creates a record that can aid in the recovery of anything stolen or lost.

ReportIt is free and available to residents in the jurisdictions LeadsOnline serves, and each account may store up to 100 items. Your information can only be accessed using your username and password. Should your property go missing, you'll be able to print the information from any computer with internet access and give it to your detective.

If you are interested, please click HERE.


Goochland County Sheriff's Office Selected to the Military Times Best for Vets: Law Enforcement 2014 List

Date: October 25th 2013

The Military Times today announces its Best for Vets: Law Enforcement list for 2014.

The list shows veterans which agencies make special efforts to recruit veterans, give them hiring preferences over non-vets, provide retirement credit for time served in the military, and are currently hiring.

“As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Law Enforcement is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an organization or agency a good fit for military veterans,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE.

Best for Vets provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a law enforcement agency will truly benefit them. The list considers agencies’ efforts to recruit current and former service members, policies related to veterans and reservists, and departmental culture.

The rankings are published in full in the October issue of Military Times EDGE magazine and online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com. Some of the top finishers are also featured in the October 21st issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times on newsstands the week of October 14th.
Military Times EDGE is the premier publication for military transition, career and education information and guidance. Published by Gannett Government Media, the magazine is inserted into newsstand copies of Army Times, Navy Times, Marine Corps Times and Air Force Times, and distributed free at military transition offices across the country.

The heralded series of Best for Vets survey-based rankings include: Law Enforcement, Employers, Colleges, Business Schools, Franchises, and Career & Technical Colleges.

The agencies named Best for Vets: Law Enforcement 2014:
- Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida
- City of Austin Police Department, Texas*
- Culpeper County Sheriff's Office, Virginia.
- Denver Police Department, Colorado.*
- Veterans Affairs Department: Greater Los Angeles Health Care System Police Service, California.*
- Dyer County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee
- Goochland Sheriff's Office, Virginia
- Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas
- Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida.*
- Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii
- Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.
- Mukilteo Police Department, Washington
- Office of Law Enforcement/ Federal Air Marshals, nationwide
- Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma
- Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida.*
- Travis County Sheriff's O
- Tucson Police Department
- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police
- Webb County Sheriff's Office

Upcoming Event

Date: May 14th, 2012

Click It or Ticket to Boost Seat Belt Use – Day and Night

Goochland County motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts-beware. The 2012 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 21 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

The Goochland County Sheriff’s Office is joining with other state and local law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing all traffic laws, especially seat belt laws around the clock.

While Virginia’s seat belt use rate increased slightly to 81.8% up from 80.5% in 2010, there is still much work to be done. According to the DMV Highway Safety Office’s TREDS (Traffic Records Electronic Data System) in preliminary 2011 statistics, there were a total of 765 fatalities-306 of them were unrestrained at the time of the crash. Of the total unrestrained fatalities (306), 93 or 30.39% of them were between the hours of Midnight-6:00AM with 69.89% or 65 of those 93 between midnight and 3:00AM.

Regular seat belt use saves thousands of lives across Virginia each year. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics show that in 2010 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 272 lives in Virginia. An additional 112 lives could be saved with 100 percent seat belt use.

While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs from May 21 through June 3, motorists should know that officers are out enforcing traffic laws, including seat belt laws year-round.

Sheriff's Office Receives 4th Award

Date: May 1st, 2012

Sheriff Agnew and Lieutenant Pleasants accept the agency's 4th State Accreditation award at the Goochland County Board of Supervisor's meeting.

Neighborhood Watch Tip

Date: March 27th, 2012


Every spring and summer in Central Virginia, we see a significant rise in burglaries perpetrated by means of “Traveler” scams.

The term “Travelers” refer to people who travel in small groups across the country perpetrating crimes of theft, burglary, and fraud. Regardless of the term(s) used to describe these individuals, they are simply organized criminal groups who are looking to victimize and steal.

Suspects have many different ruses to accomplish their goal. Typically they pose as utility company employees, home repair contractors, and salespeople in order to gain entry into a home. They do this by means of a bogus sales pitch or other misrepresentation. Another approach that is taken is to locate a victim outside of their home and keep their attention diverted. Once the diversion is set in either scenario, accomplices will enter the house to search for and steal money, jewelry, and prescription medications.

These scams occur in daylight hours and the elderly are often the targets, but ANYONE can be a victim in these schemes. These predators exploit people's trust and compassion and have very convincing cover stories. The suspects are usually males who operate in groups of two to five people, but these groups can include females.

  • The best way to keep these individuals from victimizing you is to simply keep your home locked, even when you are working in the yard.
  • Don’t allow unsolicited workers or sales people into your home.
  • If you observe suspicious persons in your area, or suspect something just isn't right, then call the police. Look closely at suspicious persons so you can later provide officers with a description of them. Obtain vehicle license numbers and as many other details as you can.
  • Educate elderly family members on how to identify these scams to prevent them from occurring and what they should do if they do occur. If they do become a victim, don’t blame them.

Safety Tip

Date: March 2nd, 2012

Travel Safety Tips in Severe Weather Conditions

Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. Each year, we cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and an average of 2 land falling deadly hurricanes.

When you are caught in bad weather, to make it to your destination safely, be sure to…
  • Slow down for weather and road conditions.
  • Be watchful for fallen trees, power lines, debris and other hazards.
  • Never drive through high or standing water covering a roadway.
  • If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find another route.
  • Add extra time to reach travel destination.
  • Increase driving distances between vehicles.
  • Buckle up and don’t drive distracted.
State law requires headlights to be on when windshield wipers are in use.

Be Prepared! Develop a plan before severe weather strikes. The following list of websites can help by providing valuable tips and information:


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