Adams County Sheriff's Office

Adams County Sheriff's Office

About Us

Welcome to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office:

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office was created in 1800 and has a long tradition of excellence in service to the citizens of Adams County and the public we come into contact with daily. During my fourth term as your Sheriff, we will continue to upgrade the technological, professional and managerial capabilities of the Office, thereby improving the quality of our services and programs provided to maintain public safety.

Vision, Mission and Values of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office:  

The mission of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office is to provide first-class professional, dignified, and courteous service to the Adams County Court, the citizens of the County, its agencies, and all law enforcement agencies with whom we partner to maintain order in our community. 

We will serve with integrity and distinction, whether providing security for court proceedings, serving warrants and papers, conducting prisoner transport, or fulfilling any other duties required under law and statute.

Our duty is to uphold the Constitution of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the statutes of the state. We have a duty to uphold the trust of the public we serve, a duty towards each other, to the Office of the Sheriff of Adams County, and to ourselves.

James W. Muller
Adams County Sheriff 

Contact Us

Office Hours:
8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Monday - Friday

Services

What We Do

  • Meet Your Sheriff
    He has over 26 years in Law Enforcement with (22) of those years in the Sheriff's Office and the past (16) as your Sheriff.
  • Sheriff's - About Us
    We are a law enforcement agency. We make arrests and file charges. We enforce the traffic code. Because of the demands of our core duties, we do not patrol neighborhoods or respond to calls as do municipal or state police officers. We will assist these agencies when requested.   
  • Sheriff's Vision, Mission & Values
    The mission of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office is to provide first-class professional, dignified, and courteous service to the Adams County Court, the citizens of the County, its agencies, and all law enforcement agencies with whom we partner to maintain order in our community. 

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Sheriff's Office Employment

It is the policy of the County of Adams not to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

Community News

Programs

Sheriff's Sale

The Adams County Sheriff's Office will now be holding all Sheriff Sales virtually through Bid4Assets. Research and Inspect Thoroughly Before You Bid

License to Carry

The Sheriff and his staff are required to follow strict state guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for License to Carry Permits.

Civil and Personal Property

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office Civil Services is responsible for processing and serving legal documents throughout Adams County and deputizing other Counties for service outside of our jurisdiction.