Brian Tennant, Greene County Sheriff
Department of Law & Order for Greene County, Pennsylvania
Greene County Courthouse, 1st Floor, 10 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5218 or 724-627-7207 / Fax: 724-852-5318
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., MondayFriday
The Sheriff's Office is a law enforcement agency sworn to serve and protect the citizens and property of Greene County. The mission of the Sheriff’s Office is to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth, administer the civil process, serve and enforce court orders, transport prisoners, oversee sheriff sales, issue licenses to carry firearms and provide security for the courthouse and all county property. The Sheriff’s Office also assists local, state and federal agencies in the pursuit of justice.
ABOUT OUR SHERIFF: Sworn into office on January 2, 2014 (swearing-in article), Brian Tennant won both the primary and the general elections in 2013 to become the new sheriff of Greene County; replacing the retiring sheriff Richard Ketchem.
Tennant, previously a Waynesburg Borough Police Office, announced that he would seek the Democratic nomination in the spring 2013 primary for Greene County sheriff.
Prior to working as a police officer, Tennant was employed as an emergency medical technician for EMS Southwest. He still holds an EMT certification.
"Between law enforcement, emergency medical services and the fire department, I have over 11 years of experience in public safety. Throughout this time with these various agencies, it has become apparent to me that our community needs the presence of each one of those agencies to continue to serve and protect us," Tennant said.
"Our sheriff’s department is capable of doing more to aid in these efforts to keep the residents, youth and streets safe from many of the issues that continue to plague us. I plan to lead the Greene County Sheriff’s Department in a new direction to better benefit those who visit here, those who work here and those who call Greene County home," he said.
In order to devote his time to the campaign, Tennant took a leave of absence from his position as the Waynesburg Borough Police Department’s K9 officer; he plans on taking his dog, Dagen, to the sheriff’s department with him.
Tennant’s name was well circulated when he was diagnosed with brain cancer in early 2010. Following his diagnosis, he and his family traveled throughout the country seeking treatment. He is happy to report that he is now a cancer survivor and was able to return to his full-time job as a police officer last year. Although the battle was rough, the tumor has been significantly reduced and all that remains is scar tissue. "I greatly appreciate all the support my family and I received throughout the last few years and would like to give back to the community that gave so much to us," Tennant said.
Tennant is an active member of the community, belonging to many area organizations. He is a Master Mason at the Waynesburg Lodge No. 153 of Free and Accepted Masons. He belongs to First Baptist Church of Waynesburg, where he serves on the Diaconate board.
He also an active with the Waynesburg-Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company, and holds National Firefighter 1 and 2 certifications and is a vehicle rescue technician.
Tennant is a graduate of Waynesburg Central High School, Penn State University’s Paramedic program and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Criminal Justice Training Center. He resides in Waynesburg with his wife and four sons.
(Swearing-in photo courtesy of Observer-Reporter)
For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399 Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370