About Us

Mission Statement

2020 Ford F150 Sheriff TruckThe 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, the safety of employees and citizens and to serve warrants and civil process in a diligent manner while protecting and respecting the rights of all.

The Sheriff has the primary duty of keeping the peace and quelling riots and disturbances. He/she may make arrests, conduct searches of premises, seize certain property if used illegally, remove certain nuisances and issue firearms permits.

Execution of various judgments of the courts is another of his/her duties, and in this capacity, the sheriff conducts sales of real estate and personal property involved in execution proceedings. After-sales, the sheriff distributes the proceeds to parties entitled to them and makes a full report to the court.

The Sheriff is a member of the Prison Board and a member of the Board of Managers of the Youth Development Center.

He/she maintains computer records in which all writs that come to him/her are recorded.


Contact Information

Emergency Number: 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.

About Us

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, the 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

  • Courts
  • Security
  • Warrants
  • Transports
  • Also responsible for other operational divisions

Mission Statement

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, the safety of employees and citizens and to serve warrants and civil process in a diligent manner while protecting and respecting the rights of all.

  • The Sheriff has the primary duty of keeping the peace and quelling riots and disturbances. He/she may make arrests, conduct searches of premises, seize certain property if used illegally, remove certain nuisances and issue firearms permits.
  • Execution of various judgments of the courts is another of his/her duties, and in this capacity the sheriff conducts sales of real estate and personal property involved in execution proceedings. After sales, the sheriff distributes the proceeds to parties entitled to them and makes a full report to the court.
  • The Sheriff is a member of the Prison Board and a member of the Board of Managers of the Youth Development Center.
  • He/she maintains computer records in which all writs that come to him/her are recorded.
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