Welcome to the Sheriff's Office
The mission of the Berks County Sheriff's Office is to promote a safe environment for our community.
About Sheriff's Office
The Berks County Sheriff's Office is staffed with 107 full-time employees, operates a fleet of 30 vehicles and occupies three floors of the Berks County Courthouse. The office is responsible for elements of criminal court, civil court, enforcement of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Motor Vehicle Code, and has a licensing issuance and enforcement function. The office service area not only includes all of Berks County but is often required to travel the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the entire United States. The office services tens of thousands of civil customers in the county and handles over 12,000 criminal defendants each year. The Sheriff's Office is organized into 6 Divisions: Civil, Court, Patrol, Central Booking, K-9 and Warrants.

 Sheriff's Office Announcements


Register for one of the upcoming “Right to Carry” and “Firearms & Safety Seminar” presentations (space is limited):

October 2, 2016 – Fleetwood Fish & Game – 7pm - contact Carl @ 610-745-6495
October 6, 2016 – Stonersville Fire Company – 6pm – contact Zach or Christy @ 610-385-0704
October 27, 2016 – Gouglersville Fire Company – 6pm - contact Dani @ 610-775-5130

​The Berks County Sheriff's Office Gun Permit substation at the Reading Airport will be closed from 10am to 12pm on Tuesday, August 23rd.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

The main office at the Berks County Courthouse will be open regular hours that day, 8:30am to 4:30pm.


The Berks County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for admission into its 2017 Explorer Post program.  Deadline for submission of application is December 1, 2016.

​Click on the below link to download the application. 

​Any questions please contact Teresa Medaglia at 610-478-6240 x3262.

2017 Explorer Post Application



Starting March 2015 the Airport Substation will be closed the following days each month: 

3rd Monday, 3rd Tuesday, 3rd Wednesday, 3rd Thursday and 3rd Friday                            ​







 Calendar of Events

Start Time
10/27/2016 6:00 PM
10/29/2016 12:00 PM
11/15/2016 12:00 AM
11/15/2016 11:00 AM
11/16/2016 12:00 AM
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​Contact Information
Sheriff's Office
Berks County Courthouse
633 Court Street, 3rd Floor 
Reading, PA  19601
Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Holidays
610-478-6240 ext. 3265
Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(located at the Reading Airport)-
Mon-Fri, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Closed 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)