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City of Hopewell, Virginia

NOTICE to applicants: The City of Hopewell and Sheriff’s Office are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer Compliant with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973 and the Vietnam era Veterans’ readjustment assistance act of 1974. Applicants may apply by walk-in at any time.

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Hopewell began taking form in 1613 and was not officially founded until 1914. We are located in eastern central Virginia off Interstate 295 south of Highway 64. Hopewell City is comprised of 10.8 square miles with an average population average near 40-50,000 people. The last Census, taken in 2010, was around 22,500 which does not include the large transient population provided by the Soldiers, families, and Civilian workers of the U.S. Army’s Fort Lee Military Base. This base is the central training base for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corp and Ordnance Corp. Our City is primarily an industrial town ripe with potential for retail and industrial opportunities.

Hopewell City has a multitude of historic sites within it’s boundaries including the civil war headquarters of General Grant in historic downtown City Point! Many more sites are within it’s neighboring cities and counties of Petersburg, Prince George, Colonial Heights, and Chesterfield.

Hopewell City recently added a new Library attached to the newly renovated and historic Beacon Theatre as well as a newly renovated City Marina to better serve it’s Citizens!

We hope that you find the this website insightful as well as useful.  


The men and women of the Hopewell Sheriff’s Office are committed to serving the Citizens of our city in a fair, honest and professional manner. Our goal is to provide the best law enforcement possible to all the citizens of Hopewell.

Welcome to the City of Hopewell Sheriff’s Office in Hopewell City County, Virginia!

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