Amherst County Sheriff’s Office: Pursuing a Life of Service with G3 

G3 Amherst County Sheriff Office Blog

With the help of G3, an affordable, accessible and high-quality education has never been easier to pursue. And for students with a desire to protect and serve their communities, a career in public safety can be an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding way to put that education to use.

Whether you dream of upholding the law with a shiny badge, walking people through their grief or supporting someone as they overcome addiction, acquiring credentials in public safety through your local community college can set you on the path to your future. Among potential careers are corrections officers, criminal justice and law enforcement administration, forensic science and technologies, homeland security, firefighting and more.

One G3 Business Ambassador offering hands on experience and valuable guidance is the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office. Through professional development and hands-on learning and career opportunities, the Sheriff’s office provides students with the tools and support they need to succeed in the field of public service.

Professional Development and Hands-On Learning

Through internships, officer ride-alongs, and other immersive experiences, students can gain firsthand experience of what a career in law enforcement could actually look like from the people who do it every single day. These opportunities allow G3 students to apply classroom learning to real-world situations and develop practical skills that will prepare them for their future careers.

Career Opportunities and Advancement

The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office offers a variety of career opportunities and advancement pathways for G3 students. The team is continuously accepting applications for the position of full-time Field Deputy. Salary starts at $45,190 for full-time (no certification). Benefits include participation in the Virginia Retirement System, generous leave package, and subsidized health insurance.

The Sheriff’s Office also provides ongoing training and professional development opportunities, allowing G3 students to continually enhance their skills and knowledge as they progress in their careers.

If you are looking to join the public safety industry and make a difference in people’s lives, visit

Amherst County Sheriff’s Office is a supporter of Virginia’s Community Colleges and the statewide G3 Business Ambassador program.