Sheriff

The Erie County Sheriff’s Office provides services and programs to maintain safety and education across the county. To that end, the department works with law enforcement agencies within the Erie County.

Erie County Sheriff John Loomis, who first took office in 2014, oversees 42 sworn deputies plus office staff.

The Sheriff’s Department provides security for the Erie County Courthouse, including escorting inmates to and from court hearings. The department also provides school resource officers at several Erie County schools and sponsors a volunteer SCUBA team and volunteer mounted posse.

The department also handles firearms licenses, oversees sheriff’s property sales, and helps search for Erie County’s Most Wanted criminals.

Did you know? In 2016, the Erie County Sheriff’s Department served a total of 2,664 warrants.