Lancaster County Sheriff's Office

Our Mission

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

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  • 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


Capt. Ben Houchin

Ben Houchin

Chief Deputy

Captain John VikJohn Vik

Professional Standards Captain

Captain Jerry Witte

Jerry Witte

Court Services Captain

Captain Tom Brookhouser

Tom Brookhouser

Patrol Captain

TrotterTommy Trotter

Support Services Captain

PeschongMichael Peschong

Criminal Investigations 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 8:00AM-4:15PM
Criminal History Requests  8:00AM-4:15PM
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