Department Overview: The Sheriff’s Office was created in 1742, at the same time Fairfax County was formed. Today, the Sheriff’s Office is one of three public safety agencies responsible for the safety and well-being of the 1.14 million residents of Fairfax County. Fairfax County Deputy Sheriffs are certified law enforcement officers. Each Deputy Sheriff receives additional certifications in jail security, court security and civil process to perform the functions of the position. The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office provides competitive pay and benefits, including but not limited to uniform allowance, paid training, paid holidays and leave, health, dental and life insurance, shift differential and opportunities for promotional advancement. Area Information: Fairfax County is located in northern Virginia, with close proximity to our nation’s capital and Maryland, the county has 406 square miles and an estimated population of 1.14 million. Fairfax County is the Commonwealth's most populous jurisdiction and the most populous jurisdiction in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Home to George Mason University, Fairfax County provides residents with thousands of miles of parklands, diverse options for dining, shopping and recreational activities in addition to its’ proximity to Washington D.C. attractions. Population: 1.14 Million
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