Command Staff

current sheriff

" As your Sheriff, I will honor my solemn oath to Support, Obey and Defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth."

" I will continue the commitment to excellence and professionalism and continue to be a service office for all York County citizens. I will hold all defendants accountable for outstanding warrants, fines and court cost."

Richard P. Keuerleber

Sheriff Richard P. Keuerleber


Sheriff 2008-Present

Received his first appointment for Deputy Sheriff, under Sheriff Oliver Nace in October of 1988.

Served 6 years as a Deputy Sheriff, 12 years as Assistant Chief Deputy, under Sheriff Bill Hose.

Earned Deputy Sheriff Certification at Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA in June of 1989.


1978 Graduate of New Jersey’s Midland Park High School

Attended Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Basic Training Act 2 of 1984 at Dickinson School of Law located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Millersville University - Defensive Tactics Institute, Inc.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania- Sheriff’s Training for Vehicle Code

United States Marshal Service-State & Local Court Security Training

York County Chiefs of Police Association: FBI Leadership Seminar

Attended Temple University’s Under Deputy Sheriff’s Training Act Continuing

Educational Program

Critical Policy Development

Supervisory Development

U.S. Department of Justice: ‘Responding to Allegations of Racial Profiling: Building Trust

Between Police and the Community’

Human Relations Commission Training

New Mexico Tech- Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings Performance Level

Training Course

Saint Petersburg Junior College- Weapons of Mass Destruction: Preparing for Terrorism

Contact Information

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

The Mission of the York County Sheriff's Office shall be to serve and support the citizens of York County and the Justice System through efficacy and professionalism. To provide care and secure custody of detainees, security of Courthouse facilities, safety of employees and citizens and to serve warrants and civil process in a diligent manner while protecting and respecting the rights of all.


Chief Deputy Richard E Rice, Administration

Real estate (Sheriff Sales)

Personal property (levies)

Service of legal processes

Issuance of pistol permits

Also, responsible for uniforms, budget, equipment, maintenance, security, etc

Chief Deputy Steven K. Diehl, Operations





Also responsible for other operational divisions