The Pennsylvania Sheriffs' Association

We are vigilant to protect and fight for PA Sheriffs’ rights to perform their sworn duty to protect and serve you, and all citizens of Pennsylvania, through legislation and the judicial system.

We are dedicated to assisting our sixty-seven County Sheriffs in acquiring the education and training required for law enforcement officers.

With your help and generosity, you can support the Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association in providing quality training statewide to supplement the training available to Sheriffs beyond their County budgets.

Courtroom security updates, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Methamphetamine Lab Awareness training, Jail Evacuation, Improvised Explosive Devices, Courtroom Bombings, Flying While Armed Certification, and Deputy Involved Shooting and Critical Incident Management are just some examples of the training hosted and provided by the Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association that our Sheriffs have enthusiastically attended.

Our Mission

As the voice of 67 County Sheriff’s offices, the Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association is a tax-exempt group dedicated to preserving the time-honored Office of Sheriff in Pennsylvania through leadership, education/training, fundraising, community service and legislative efforts.

Our Vision

Our vision is to build strong relationships with all 67 Pennsylvania County Sheriffs’ Offices, resulting in increased advocacy and service. 


Education, Advocacy, Partnership, Ethics, Community, Valuing Differences, Service, Professionalism


Providing a centralized body that partners and builds relationships with other associations, law enforcement agencies and government officials to best represent Pennsylvania Sheriffs.


Offering accurate information and appropriate education to Pennsylvania Sheriffs.


Promoting membership in the PA Sheriffs’ Association to allow us to continue offering services to County Sheriffs.


Working together with Sheriffs and their deputies to resolve any pertinent issues.


Promoting ethical leadership in County Sheriff Offices.


Working to educate all Commonwealth residents about the many services a Sheriff’s Office can provide.

Valuing Differences

Acknowledging differences that may come as a result of varied county demographics.


Maintaining high standards of professionalism at all times.

We rely on the generous contributions of our members that enable us to provide this essential training to our 67 County Sheriffs.

If you are currently a member of the Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association, we thank you for your generous support! If you are a past member, or are interested in becoming a new member, please use our membership application provided on this website.