Sheriff's Office for Greene County, Pennsylvania





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Greene County Sheriff's Office
Department of Law and Order for Greene County, Pennsylvania

Brian Tennant, Greene County Sheriff

Public contact persons: Thomas M. Nichols, Chief Deputy Sheriff and Kelley Mayhle, Department Clerk


Greene County Courthouse, 1st Floor
10 East High Street, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370
Phone: 724-852-5218 or 724-627-7207 / Fax: 724-852-5318
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

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.


Meet Brian Tennant
Office Overview:
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.

Monthly Activity Reports and Press Releases:
  • Press Releases:
    • Sheriff's Office to receive funds for Ballistic Vests | August 19, 2014 Press Release

    • New State Law Provides Added Professionalism to the Office of Sheriff | July 15, 2014 Press Release

    • Greene County Sheriff's Taskforce Seizes Marijuana Grow Operation | May 8, 2014 Press Release — A joint fugitive apprehension taskforce led by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office consisting of Greene County Sheriff’s Deputies and Cumberland Township Police Officers discovered a marijuana grow operation in Nemacolin Pennsylvania.

  • Monthly Reports:
    • Click here for January 2014 report
    • Click here for February 2014 report
    • Click here for March 2014 report
    • Click here for April 2014 report
    • Click here for May 2014 report
    • Click here for June 2014 report
    • Click here for July 2014 report
Office Functions & Responsibilities:
  • 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.   Click here for the Sheriff's ten (10) most wanted list of offenders.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • County Building Security: the Sheriff's Office is now patrolling the uptown county office buildings with two security guards three times daily. Click here for additional information.

  • Prisoner Transport: The Sheriff's Office is responsible for the transportation of individuals incarcerated or sentenced by the Greene County courts.
Sheriff Sales:
  • Greene County Sheriff’s Sale Online Listings.

    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.

  • Attorney's Checklist:
    • 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 Kelley Mayhle
    • 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:
  • K-9 Program: If you would like to schedule a K9 Demonstration for your school or group please call the Sheriff’s Office at 852-5218 or 724-627-7207. Click here for more information about Dagen, or here for original news release (2012).
  • 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.

Frequency Asked Questions:
The following questions are frequently asked of our office:
  • Does the Sheriff Office issue a license to carry a firearm?
    ANSWER: Yes, application packages can be picked up and/or dropped off for processing daily - Monday thru Friday (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) in our office.

  • How old do you need to be to obtain a concealed weapon?
    ANSWER: Only applicants 21 years of age or older, residing in the County of Greene, may apply for a Pennsylvania License to Carry through the Greene County Sheriff's Office.

  • Does the Sheriff's Office also do renewals of firearms permits?
    ANSWER: Yes, renewals are treated the same as new permits... the applicant must complete the application package, and must must show their current or expired gun permit when renewing.

  • Is there a fee for processing the application to carry a firearm?
    ANSWER: Yes, if all paperwork is in order, you application package will be accepted and you will be required to pay a $5.00 processing fee at the time your application is dropped off.

  • How long does it take to receive the firearm permit?
    ANSWER: Once your application is dropped off at the sheriff's office, it typically is completed in two or three weeks; however, the sherrif office reserves the right to take up to 45 days to complete the background check as provided by law.

  • Does the Sheriff's Office notify the applicant when the permit is approved?
    ANSWER: Applicants will receive written notice by U.S. Mail of either approval or disapproval of their application for a Pennsylvania License to Carry a Firearm — OR — the applicant can request to be notified by email or phone. Upon approval, the applicant will need to bring his/her Driver's License or Pennsylvania ID card plus $15 (Cash only) into the Sheriff's Office. Approved permits can only be picked up on Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Support Staff: (updated 8/20/2014)
  • Thomas M. Nichols, Chief Deputy Sheriff
  • Ryan Koffler, Senior Deputy Sheriff/Chief Detective
  • Dave Hromanda, Deputy Sheriff
  • James Sabo, Deputy Sheriff 1
  • Hannah Toski, Deputy Sheriff 1
  • John Friedmann, Casual Deputy Sheriff
  • Tony Gismondi, Casual Deputy Sheriff
  • Michael Gyurke, Casual Deputy Sheriff
  • Mandy Mudrick, Casual Deputy Sheriff
  • Billy Nichols, Casual Deputy Sheriff
  • Marcus Simms, Casual Deputy Sheriff
  • John Weaver, Casual Deputy Sheriff
  • Asa Winters, Casual Deputy Sheriff
  • Shawn Wood, Casual Deputy Sheriff
  • James Zimmerman, Casual Deputy Sheriff
  • Jason Bowser, Security Officer
  • Robert Lahew, Security Officer
  • Joshua Sifuentes, Security Officer
  • Marshall Simmons, Security Officer
  • Anthony Vojtas, Security Officer
  • Kelley Mayhle, Department Clerk 1
  • Deborah Stockdale, Department Clerk 1
  • Christopher Caldwell, Jr. (unpaid summer intern)

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


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