Office of the Sheriff - Lancaster County

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Mission:

Providing exceptional law enforcement services that reduce crime, enhance public safety, and preserve public trust.

Vision:

Communities that are safe and secure; operations that are effective and efficient; and people who feel they are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

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Values

  • Human life
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Compassion
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability

Guiding Principles

  • Treat everyone with fairness, dignity, and respect
  • Act with integrity and professionalism
  • Know your job and do it well
  • Enjoy what you do
  • Work hard

Sheriff Terry

Terry T. Wagner

Sheriff 

Capt. Ben Houchin

Ben Houchin

Chief Deputy

Captain John Vik

John Vik

Professional Standards Captain

Captain Tom Brookhouser

Tom Brookhouser

Patrol Captain

Captain Jerry Witte

Jerry Witte

Court Services Captain

Public Reception Window Hours (Closed on Weekends and Holidays)

Service Desk 8:00AM-4:30PM
Civil Process 8:00AM-4:15PM
Sex Offender Registration 8:00AM-4:00PM
Handgun Purchase Permits 8:30AM-11:30AM
Criminal History Requests  8:00AM-4:15PM
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