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Mission Statement

The mission of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department is assure a safe environment for our community and an excellent quality of life. We provide a substantial level of services directed in a civil and respectful manner for the protection of lives, property, and welfare of our citizens and visitors.

Sheriff Duties

  • To serve and enforce all orders of the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas
  • To provide security and protection for the Court of Common Pleas and court related functions
  • To provide courthouse policing throughout 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 serve Criminal and Domestic bench warrants
  • To serve and enforce 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 serve all types of civil process
  • To perform other duties as required by the Court of Common Pleas and the County Commissioners


The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department currently has 13 full time members, all which come from various law enforcement backgrounds.

Training Requirements

  • Graduation from the Pennsylvania Deputy Sheriff’s Academy
  • Successful qualification in firearms
  • Mandatory update training certification
  • Six month “Meets Expectations” probationary period