Benefits

Applicants who have successfully completed the selection process will have the following benefits as an employee with the Hanover County Sheriff's Office:
  • Holidays: 13 paid holidays per year, floating holidays included (2)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO):
    • Less than 1 year: 168 hours up front
    • Years 1-5: 14 hours per month
    • Years 5-10: 16 hours per month
    • Years 10-15: 18 hours per month
    • Years 15-20: 20 hours per month
    • Years 20+ (through remainder of employment): 22 hours per month
  • Health Insurance: County offers 2 plans with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and contributes a portion of the cost
  • Life Insurance: Paid fully by the County for both Sworn and Civilian employees (Salary rounded to the next highest thousand and doubled)
  • Dental Insurance: Choice of 3 plans, employee pays full premium (Optional)
  • Supplemental - Accidental/Cancer/Intensive Care Insurance: Plans designed to pay employee during unexpected incidents, employee pays full premium (Optional)
  • Retirement: County pays 95% and employee pays 5% of VSRS, can retire with full benefits after 25 years of service at age 50 based on the last 3 highest years of salary (Law Enforcement Officers Retirement LEO Supplement available for sworn staff only)
  • Deferred Compensation: Tax reduction savings and investments
  • Credit Union:
    • Checking
    • Loans
    • Member benefits and discounts
    • Payroll deduction
    • Savings, etc.
  • Direct Deposit: Paychecks deposited directly into, up to 3 accounts
  • VRS Optional Life Insurance: Options for employee and family, paid fully by employee
  • Educational Tuition Assistance: Limited to a maximum dollar amount per semester, must be job related and approved by the Sheriff
  • Take Home Vehicle: (Sworn Staff Only) Take home vehicle provided upon completion of the Academy in accordance with agency guidelines (Lateral Entry employees may be provided take home vehicle during transitional training)
  • Uniforms & Equipment: (Sworn Staff Only) All uniforms and equipment are provided by the Hanover County Sheriff's Office (A clothing allowance is provided for sworn, non-uniform personnel)

Career Development Program


At the Hanover County Sheriff's Office, our personnel are our most valuable resource. As a result, the Sheriff's Office seeks to provide our personnel with incentives throughout their careers for professional and personal development. To achieve such a goal, the Sheriff's Office has established a rigorous Career Development Program which allows qualified employees to earn a higher rate of pay. The Career Development Program is voluntary and requires the employee to meet certain criteria for each level.