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Virginia Beach Sheriff Reviews

Updated November 11, 2018
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  1. "Deputy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Starting pay and overall benefits
    Co-workers

    Cons

    Ability to move around is limited beyond working in the jail.


  2. "Great, if you have the right Supervisors. Otherwise you have to play politics and can’t be genuine."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity to serve community, Training, Job is easy and fun depending again on your team.

    Cons

    Politics, Egos, Not a brotherhood/sisterhood or family as it is preached. Feel you have to watch your back if you don’t play politics.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your team members and who they are, why they are there, and what you can do to help. This ain’t the Military, it’s “Para-Militarily.”

  3. "Best city department to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virginia Beach Sheriff full-time

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, LawFit incentive, higher education incentive, great cafeteria, good people to work with and work for. The command staff is very responsive to appointee inputs.

    Cons

    Promotions are harder to come by than most places, hours can be pretty stressful if you are not prepared, the new PTO system isn't as good as the old system (CoVB mandated this).

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to address staffing issues.


  4. "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Deputy Sheriff in Virginia Beach, VA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Virginia Beach Sheriff full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, ability to advance, and strong family environment among deputies. Very good health benefits, retirement, lots of paid vacation time. Bilingual pay incentives, college pay incentives, physical fitness pay incentives. Sheriff was a respectable person and I enjoyed working for him.

    Cons

    Inmates are not easy to work with as many have severe mental health issues, work hours switch from nights to days every 2 months making it difficult to have a normal home life. Often very understaffed, overworked, and stressful/hectic shifts. Job is physically grueling. Difficult to use vacation time/sick leave due to staffing constraints. Hard to continue specialized training due to staffing constraints.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should spend some time walking around seeing what happens, without their entourages. Hire more deputies to help man the jail.


  5. "Great place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Virginia Beach Sheriff full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed working environment, great food at the cafeteria, actual responsibilities.

    Cons

    Command structure can be confusing at first, micromanagement can happen.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people do their work without too much micromanagement.


  6. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Deputy in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Deputy in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Virginia Beach Sheriff full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, training and equipment

    Cons

    The pay could be better.


  7. "Looks good from the outside, but...."

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    Current Employee - Records Clerk in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Records Clerk in Virginia Beach, VA

    Pros

    Education incentive, fitness incentive, a lot of opportunities to volunteer and help out the community, thats about it ! !

    Cons

    - Low Pay
    - Horrible Communication
    - Unfair Conditions
    - Employees that do not work well get no action taken against them

    Advice to Management

    Someone needs to check out the conditions in the Records Section at the VBSO. What the employees have to put up with is rediculous!