Courts & Criminal Justice

York County Justice Center

Sheriff’s Office

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.

Learn More About the Duties of the Sheriff and Deputies

Sheriff's Sale Information and Advance Fee Schedule

York County Sheriff's Office News

See security notice below

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Richard P. Keuerleber




Chief Deputy, Administration
Richard E. Rice II


Chief Deputy, Operations
Michael S. Hose

Deputy Sheriff Edward "Skip" Schroeder, Jr

Deputy Sheriff Edward "Skip" Schroeder, Jr
1957 -2005

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.

Police Heritage Museum's Tribute



The Following K9 Demonstration are currently scheduled:
  • Capt. Dargo & Lt. Lou, June 23rd, 9am, West Manchester Township Safety Town  
  • Capt. Dargo & Lt. Lou, July 4th, 11am, Jacobus 4th of July Blast
  • Capt. Dargo, July 14, 9am, West Shore Recreation Program Summer Day Camp
  • Capt. Dargo & Lt. Lou, July 25th & 26th, Project Big Love 717, Northern York High School
  • Capt. Dargo, August 5th, 6pm, West York & Dover Borough National Night Out
  • Lt. Lou, August 5th, 6pm, Carroll Township National Night Out
  • Capt. Dargo & Lt. Lou, August 23rd, 12pm, Dover Borough 250th Celebration
Sheriff's Office News 


Contact Information

Emergency: 911
Non-emergency number for 911 center:717-840-2971

Sheriff's Office Main Line: 717-771-9601

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.