Courts & Criminal Justice
Welcome to the York County Sheriff's Office. Here you will find information about programs and services provided for the community by the Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff is an elected county official and is an officer of the County Courts, both civil and criminal. The Sheriff or his/her deputies are responsible for serving subpoenas, orders and notices issued by the courts, serving various writs and processes, and provide security in the courtrooms during sessions. He/she is responsible for transporting and securing prisoners to and from correctional facilities within the county and state as well as assisting with extraditions of prisoners (fugitives) apprehended out of state. He/she also transports mental health patients and juvenile offenders.
See security notice below
Chief Deputy, Administration
Chief Deputy, Operations
Deputy Sheriff Edward "Skip" Schroeder, Jr
Deputy Schroeder was attending the Deputy Sheriffs Training Academy in State College, Pennsylvania. On Monday, January 10, 2005, Deputy Schroeder was in the 12th lap of a 12 lap indoor running exercise at the academy when he collapsed. Deputy Schroeder was immediately connected to a defibrillator, but was unable to be revived. Deputy Schroeder had been employed by the York County Sheriff's Department for 16 months.
Alert - Phone Scam
It has come to our attention that there have been phone solicitation or communications using the name of the York County Sheriff's Office. The callers identify themselves as being with the York County sheriff's Office and requests the payment of fees, debts, or monies to satisfy warrants. The actor perpetrating this fraud may even use the threat of arrest if fees are not paid. The phone number displayed on your phone I.D. may be electronically blocked or may actually display the York County Sheriff's Office phone number. The York County Sheriff's Office is not in the practice of calling to collect fees or debts for any company or individual to satisfy a warrant. If you receive such a call asking for your credit card information or instructing you to wire funds to pay off a debt or write a check for a supposed amount owed, please get all of the information you can from the caller and contact the Pennsylvania Sheriff's Association. The toll free number for the PA Sheriff's Association is 877-236-7335
Non-emergency number for 911 center:717-840-2971
For security reasons the following items are not permitted in the Judicial Center: cell phones, cameras, pagers, radios, compact disk players, any type of recording device, pepper spray, mace, tools, cutting instruments, electronic games, food or drink, and any other item Sheriff's Office Personnel determine to be a security risk.