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Welcome To The Sheriff's Office

Welcome To The Sheriff's Office


Be Aware:

Phone scammers are trying to pull a fast one! 

We have received multiple reports of phone scams where individuals are impersonating as Berks County Sheriff employees. They have also set up fraudulent phone numbers and voicemails.

These scammers may use threats of arrest, fines or legal action and will ask you for money when they reach you. 

Law enforcement will never ask for money over the phone.

If you receive such a call, DO NOT give any personal information or financial information, hang up immediately!

Berks County Sheriff's Office phone number is 610-478-6240


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.

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The selection process will include written examinations, physical fitness tests, structured oral interviews, background investigation, Computer Voice Stress Test (CVSA), Psychological Test (MMPI), Medical Examination, Drug Test, obtaining a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms License, and obtaining CDL driver’s license with Passenger Endorsement.

Starting pay is $23.72/hr. for non-law enforcement employees and $26.33/hr. for law enforcement-trained personnel or after completing the Pennsylvania Sheriff/Deputy Sheriff Academy successfully.

Pension and benefits, as well as sick and annual leave.

Berks County Sheriff Eric J. Weaknecht says his office has received numerous complaints recently that phone scammers have tried to pose as sheriff personnel to obtain money.

Sheriff Weaknecht wants the public to know his office will never call and ask for money.

Sheriff Weaknecht has these tips for Berks County residents.

*Under no circumstances should a resident ever provide any personal information by phone when receiving any calls unless the resident personally knows the caller.

*No government agency will ever accept or request payments via gift cards.

*Never provide credit card information, social security number., date of birth, or bank information to anyone.

*Note the telephone number of the caller.

*Disconnect without providing any information to the caller.

*Call the office of the Berks County Sheriff at (610) 478-6240 if a resident has any concerns that he or she may be a wanted person or to inquire if the sheriff’s office has any reason to contact you.

Anyone receiving calls should report the information to the Berks County District Attorney’s Office.



Firearm licensing through the Berks County Sheriff's Office can now be completed online by using the link below.

(Note: If your current license is expired use the "NEW License to Carry Application" option)

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Keep Berks Safe

SUBMIT A TIP by contacting our Hotline at 610-478-6390.

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K-9 Unit

Learn more about the Deputies and their canine partners.

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The Berks County Sheriff’s App is now available for Apple and Android Smartphones.

Information and Resources


To use this printable form, please include all of the following information with your written request: 

  1. Your name and mailing address;
  2. Your telephone number or e-mail address; and
  3. A detailed description of the Public Record you are seeking.
Go to County Office of Open Records
Once form is completed it must be notarized then submitted to the Berks County Sheriff's Office.
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Please complete one form per Defendant.
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This form MUST be filed within ten (10) days from date of Sheriff's Sale. $10.00 filing fee.

View Sheriff Sale Page
Sheriff's Office Personal Property Claim (Sheriff Interpleader). $45.00 fee must accompany the filing of this claim.
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Application for a license to Sell firearms.

See Firearms License Unit

Application for County Employment.

Go to Human Resources

Berks County Sheriff's Office 
Fee Schedule:
Click the below link to view the current fee schedule.