About The Sheriff

The Duties And Responsibilities Of The Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Offices in Pennsylvania enforce court orders issued from their respective county Court of Common Pleas. These orders include warrants, protection from abuse orders, and other civil related documents. Most Sheriff Offices also provide security for court hearings and protect county court buildings and facilities. Most Sheriff Offices in Pennsylvania also ensure peace throughout their respective counties by enforcement of the Commonwealth’s : Crimes Code, Vehicle Code, and the Pennsylvania Rules of Court.

Current duties of the Franklin County Sheriff Office

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is currently responsible for a number of functions:

  • Service and enforcement of court orders, writs of summons, complaints, money judgments, and property levies
  • Conducting Real Estate postings and sales
  • Issuing Licenses to Carry Concealed Firearms, Licenses to Sell Firearms and Licenses to Sell Precious Metals
  • Service of warrants issued by the courts
  • Providing security to county properties and to the courts
  • Provide safe and secure transportation of prisoners for court appearances
  • Enforce on view violations of the PA Crimes and Vehicle Code
  • Provide law enforcement assistance and support to other law enforcement agencies
  • Provide education, assistance and awareness to the public through community service programs