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.

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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.

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The York County Sheriff's Office will conduct Operation Safe Surrender, a countywide initative encouraging people with outstanding arrest warrants to voluntarily turn themselves in at a safe, neutral and faith-based setting.


Sheriff Richard Keuerleber released details on the operation last month during a news conference on the steps of the York County Judicial Center.


Operation Safe Surrender is a coordinated effort on behalf of the Sheriff's office, District Attorney’s office, Public Defender’s office and other court agencies and community groups.


A secondary focus of this is based on re-entry programs for non-violent offenders who want to make positive life changes.


The aftercare aspect, coordinated with LifePath Christian Ministries, will offer resources for work placement, job training, medical treatment, food, clothing and housing. These are all hurdles that can trigger a person to reoffend or have their warrants reissued. In addition to handling warrants, Safe Surrender helps people get back on their feet and contribute to society.


Matthew Carey, the executive director at LifePath, said prospective residents were avoiding his ministry when they found out he was running their names through an arrest warrant database.


"We were able to identify the reason people weren't coming in," Carey said. "Some were behind on child support payments. I wanted to address this. We don't want this to be over your head."


Carey wants to advocate in the courts for people who need help with their warrants. "We're helping you address this instead of hiding from it," he said.


Operation Safe Surrender will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25 at York City Campus Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene, 350 Chestnut St., York.


For questions about this initiative, please contact the York County Sheriff’s Office at 717-771-2496 or 717-699-2701.






It has come to our attention that there have been phone solicitations 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 request 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 does not call to collect fees or debts for any company or individual or to satisfy a warrant.

Some of the possible requested payment methods are by Credit Card, Wire Money Transfer, PayPal, Pre-Paid Debit Card / Green Dot Money Cards, or Personal Check / Checking Account Number

If you receive this type of phone solicitation, please gather as much information as possible and immediately contact your local police department and the PA Sheriff’s Association at (877-236-7335).


Sheriff's Office K-9 Program


Contact Lt. Godfrey at to request a K9 demonstration for your school, event or organization. 


The Sheriff's Office K9 Unit will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Tickets are avaiualbel by contacting Lt. Godfrey or Cpl. Strine. 


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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.