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WHAT IS A SHERIFF?

The office of Sheriff in Pennsylvania is a constitutional office. Each of the Pennsylvania's 67 counties has a Sheriff. The term of each Sheriff is four years.

A Sheriff's duties cover a wide area of responsibilities. As an elected office holder, the Sheriff is in a unique position to meet the needs of their constituents. Some Sheriff's have road patrol and criminal investigations responsibilities. Others have special details such as Drug or DUI enforcement, Search and Rescue, and Mounted units.

Pennsylvania Sheriff's trace their history back to England prior to the signing of the Magna Carta. Today's Sheriff is backed by some of the over 1923 professional and well trained Deputy Sheriffs in Pennsylvania.

A Deputy Sheriff must complete 760 hours of training before they can graduate from the Pennsylvania Sheriff's Academy. In addition to this, deputies must complete regular in-service training to maintain their certifications.

Pennsylvania Sheriff's are a professional law agency hard at work accomplishing our mission: To Protect and Serve.

 

DUTIES OF A SHERIFF

  • To serve and enforce all orders of the Tioga County Court of Common Pleas. 

  • To provide security and protection for the court of common pleas and court related functions

  • To provide security for the courthouse complex

  • To transport prisoners to and from county, state, and federal institutions for court appearances

  • To keep the peace in the county

  • To arrest violators of the law and fugitives

  • To assist other law-enforcement agencies in the county as requested or in periods of emergency

  • To assist in special law-enforcement efforts & community events .

  • To serve bench warrants and civil writs

  • To serve protection from abuse orders

  • To enforce child custody orders

  • To conduct levies, sales of personal property and real estate

  • To issue concealed weapons permits and licenses to sell firearms

  • To perform other duties as requested by the court of common pleas