The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is the chief law enforcement and public safety office of the county, and is led by Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny and Chief Deputy Adam T. Berry. The office is located in the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., and is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the county, employing over 100 uniformed staff, in addition to 20 administrative personnel. It is the first sheriff’s office in the state to receive accreditation and the first to be re-accredited.
The mission of the Sheriff’s office is to protect the citizens of Montgomery County and provide services to taxpayers with honesty, integrity and transparency.
The duties of the office are:
- To assist other law enforcement agencies in the county and region whenever needed in law enforcement mutual aid functions such as bomb and hazardous device disposal, security, crowd control, patrol, active shooter, K9 assisted searches for drugs and suspects, and overnight child support and DUI raids.
- To serve and enforce all orders of the courts such as serving bench warrants, civil writs, and protection from abuse orders.
- To conduct levies, and sales of property and real estate.
- To safely and efficiently transport prisoners to and from county, state and federal corrections institutions for court appearances, and to extradite fugitives.
- To provide processing assistance and booking services to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies through two DUI Processing Centers, and to assist local municipalities through DUI checkpoints.
- To issue concealed weapons permits and educate the public in firearms safety.