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Berks County Sheriff's Department 
                  "Making a Difference"
The mission of the Berks County Sheriff’s Department is to promote a safe environment for our community.
Eric J. Weaknecht, Sheriff

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Duties of the Sheriff
  • To serve and enforce all orders of the Berks County Court of Common Pleas
  • To provide security and protection for the court of common pleas and court related functions
  • To transport prisoners to and from county, state, and federal institutions for court appearances
  • To keep the peace in the county
  • To arrest violators of the law and fugitives
  • To assist other law-enforcement agencies in the county
  • To assist in special law-enforcement efforts such as the Weed & Seed program, Operation Nightlight, DUI enforcement, Nightlight and community events
  • To serve bench warrants and civil writs
  • To serve protection from abuse orders
  • To enforce child custody orders
  • To conduct levies, sales of personal property and real estate
  • To issue Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms and licenses to sell firearms
  • To perform other duties as requested by the court of common pleas and the county commissioners