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Schuylkill County Sheriff's Office
401 North Second Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone (570) 628-1440
FAX (570) 628-1014
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Joseph G. Groody, Sheriff
Brian K. Tobin, Chief Deputy
Hours of Operation
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM      Monday - Friday

In an emergency, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately from any wired or wireless phone.
An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include:

  • A fire
  • A crime, especially if in progress
  • A car crash, especially if someone is injured
  • A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention

Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.
When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call-taker’s questions, which may include:

  • The location of the emergency, including the street address
  • The phone number you are calling from
  • The nature of the emergency
  • Details about the emergency, such as a physical description of a person who may have committed a crime, a description of any fire that may be burning, or a description of injuries or symptoms being experienced by a person having a medical emergency

Remember, the call-taker’s questions are important to get the right kind of help to you quickly.

Be prepared to follow any instructions the call-taker gives you. Many 911 centers can tell you exactly what to do to help in an emergency until help arrives, such as providing step-by-step instructions to aid someone who is choking or needs first aid or CPR.

Finally, do not hang up until the call-taker instructs you to.

If you dial 911 by mistake, or if a child in your home dials 911 when no emergency exists, do not hang up—that could make 911 officials think that an emergency exists, and possibly send responders to your location. Instead, simply explain to the call-taker what happened

The Schuylkill County Sheriff's Department has three distinct sections with separate functions; namely the Sheriff's Office, consisting of a Civil and Criminal Division; Security Guard Service and Central Booking. We also have implemented an Inmate Community Service Program in conjunction with the County Prison.

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2015 - 2017 SHERIFF SALES
Date of Sale
Last Day to File Accounts
December 18, 2015 September 15, 2015
February 19, 2016 November 17, 2015
April 15, 2016 January 12, 2016
June 17, 2016 March 15, 2016
August 5, 2016 May 17, 2016
October 28, 2016 July 19, 2016
December 16, 2016 September 13, 2016
February 17, 2017 November 15, 2016

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Revised: December 15, 2015