Fairfax County Sheriff

Employer / Organization

Fairfax County

Next Election

Nov 05, 2019

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2019 - Jun 11, 2019


The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office is responsible for managing the Adult Detention Center, providing security in the courthouse and serving civil law process. The sheriff and the sheriff's deputies have civil and concurrent criminal jurisdiction in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax and the towns of Vienna and Herndon. The sheriff of Fairfax County serves a term of 4 years (find salary).

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three simple steps: 1) Read the candidate bulletin for the office you seek at http://www.elections.virginia.gov/candidatepac-info/candidate-bulletins/index.html. Verify that you qualify for the position. You must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year immediately preceding the election, and be a resident of Fairfax County at the time of filing. If seeking a district seat on the Board of Supervisors, make sure you are a resident of the district you wish to represent. Contact the clerk of the Board of Supervisors to verify that you fulfill the requirements and to ask further questions. 2) Complete the appropriate filing papers, which can be found on the Department of Elections website here http://www.elections.virginia.gov/candidatepac-info/candidate-forms/index.html. If you are seeking a county-level position (including a position on the Board of Supervisors, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the sheriff, or the Commonwealth's Attorney), you must complete the Certificate of Candidate Qualification, the necessary campaign finance documents, the appropriate Statement of Economic Interest form, the Declaration of Candidacy form, and the Petition of Qualified Voter form. 3) Submit these forms after January 1st of the election year and before the filing deadline in June to theGeneral Registrar of Fairfax County PO Box 10161 Fairfax, VA 22038-8061.

Submit application to:
Fairfax County Office of Elections, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA, 22035-0001, US