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, 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.
The office is committed to diligently strive to enforce all the laws of the Commonwealth and serve and protect the citizens of Greene County to the best of the office’s ability.
Each deputy by state law must complete a 760-hour training school. The Sheriff's Training Institute is conducted through Penn State University and is located on the main campus at State College.
OFFICE FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Sheriff's Office performs many functions in support of the county, its residents and local law enforcement agencies. The Sheriff's Office is divided into two divisions, civil and criminal. The civil division is headed by the Captain, with the criminal division headed by the Chief Deputy.
Some vital functions include:
Firearms: Pennsylvania law requires the Sheriff’s Office to process all applications for a license to carry firearms. Contact the Sheriff's Office for additional information.
Civil: The Sheriff's Office has the responsibility for the physical service of a wide variety of civil processes such as court orders, writs, executions, summons, tax liens, subpoenas, divorce complaints, landlord/tenant orders and orders of possession, mortgage foreclosures and Sheriff's sales.
Warrants: The Sheriff's Office is responsible for all of the Bench Warrants issued by the Court of Common Pleas of Greene County. These include warrants issued for failure to appear in criminal cases, probation and domestic relations warrants. The Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the completion of fugitive from justice extraditions for Greene County. When a fugitive is found outside the county or state, deputies are assigned the task of retrieving the fugitive and bringing them back to Greene County for disposition of the Courts.
Protection from Abuse: A Protection from Abuse Order is a court order issued based upon a petition filed under the Protection From Abuse Act (PFA) which provides limited protection for persons who have been threatened, harassed, or physically abused by a spouse, former spouse, parent, child, or person with whom you have a child in common. The Sheriff's Office is responsible for service of the Protection from Abuse Order, if granted by the judge, upon the defendant.
Courtroom Security: The Sheriff's Office is responsible for security in all of the courtrooms in Greene County. Our deputies are assigned to protect judges and courtroom personnel to ensure their safety. Defendants, witnesses, attorneys, jurors and spectators fall under the watchful eye of our deputies.
Prisoner Transport: The Sheriff's Office is responsible for the transportation of individuals incarcerated or sentenced by the Greene County courts.
We do not have deadlines for filing Writs. Sale dates are scheduled in the order the Writs are received. Real Estate sales are held at 10:00 AM in the Greene County Courthouse, Main Hall, 10 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 on the day the sale has been scheduled.
Terms and Conditions: Anyone interested in bidding on a property must appear in person at the Sheriff's sale. The amount of the debt on individual properties can be obtained from the real estate department in the Sheriff’s Office.
All sales are posted in the Sheriff's Office at least 30 days prior to the day of the sale. Sheriff’s sales are published for three successive weeks prior to the sale in local newspapers. Sheriff’s sales also are published by the Greene County Bar Association in the Greene County Reports.
The purchaser must pay 10 percent of the bid price in cash or certified check. The balance of the bid price is due 20 days after the sale. Sheriff’s poundage is based on 2 percent of the bid price.
Advance fee of $1,000.00 made payable to the Greene County Sheriff
Original Writ of Execution
Provide physical address of real estate to be sold
Long description of the property in HTML or .txt format sent to roketchem
Short description of the property for advertising; must have deed or record book and page number, parcel number and street address
Lien Creditors Affidavit, Rule 3129.1
One copy of Notice of Sale for each defendant with date left blank
Two self-addressed stamped envelopes
Note: Handbill will be posted upon the real property no later than 30 days prior to sale date.
COMMUNITY SERVICE/SHERIFF OUTREACH:
The Sheriff’s Office is proud to volunteer time to provide community services to all of Greene County.
Read Across America: The annual event focuses on motivating children to read. Each year, the Sheriff can be found in a local school joining in Read Across America by reading to a classroom of children.
Project ChildSafe: As part of the nation’s largest firearm safety education program, the Sheriff’s Office promotes firearm safety by distributing Firearm Safety Kits.
Senior Safety Programs: The Sheriff’s Office has a variety of senior safety programs to help seniors with such issues as safety in the home, the work place and the highway.
Habitat for Humanity: The Sheriff’s Office provides a deputy for the annual Habitat Rain Day 5K.
Substance Abuse Programs: The Sheriff’s Office presents substance abuse programs, with the aid of L. A. W. Publications, to local schools and other organizations.
Scouts and School Resource Programs: The Greene County Sheriff's Office is an active supporter of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and is a proud supporter of all area schools. In addition to substance abuse programs, internet safety, stranger danger and various other programs are available.
Anyone who would like to invite the Sheriff’s Office to participate in an upcoming event or program may call the office at 724-627-7207.