The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office is the most diverse of its kind in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Unlike the other sixty-six Sheriff's Office's, Allegheny County has complete police powers like any other municipality or the state police.

The Sheriff's Office is divided into three divisions: Civil, Courts and Investigations. In addition to those overseen by the Chief Deputy, Civilian Administration, Crime Prevention, K9 Unit, Police Academy, Reserves Unit and Task Force Assigned-Deputies directly report to Chief Deputy John A. Kearney.

The Civil Division, which is supervised by one Commander, one Lieutenant and three sergeants encompasses Evidence, Firearms, Real Estate, Transportation, Warrant Office and Writ Services.

The Courts Division is made up of an array of different type of judicial settings, including Civil Court, Criminal Court, Family Court, Juvenile Court, Municipal Court, and Orphans Court. In addition to overseeing the courts, a Commander and two Lieutenants, along with eight Sergeants also oversee Prisoner Hospital Watch.

The Investigations Division is focused on the apprehension of wanted fugitives. Overseen by a Commander, the division includes three fugitive apprehension squads (two criminal and one non-support), as well as PM uniformed Deputies and Housing Warrants, who serve warrants from the Pittsburgh Municipal Courts. In addition, the Sheriff's Office has assigned nine Deputies, supervised by a Sergeant, to several task forces across the county, including the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office (DA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Fire, Tobacco and Explosives (ATF), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and US Marshals (USM). The division includes three Sergeant supervisors, in addition to a Lieutenant. 

Sheriff's Office Organizational Chart



Sheriff Kevin M. Kraus

Chief Deputy John A. Kearney

Command Staff

Key Staff

Employee of the Month

Awards & Commendations

Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program

Allegheny County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Kevin M. Kraus
436 Grant Street
Courthouse, 111
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone - 412.350.4700 | Fax - 412.350.6388

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