Allegheny County Sheriff

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Allegheny County Sheriff's Office
Agency overview
Annual budget$19,650,495.00 - 2018
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionAllegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Size745 m²
Population1.2 million
Legal jurisdictionAllegheny County, Pennsylvania
Governing bodyAllegheny County, Pennsylvania
General nature
HeadquartersPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sworn members165
Administrative & Civilian Staffs36
Agency executive

The Allegheny County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) is a local county law enforcement agency that serves both Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

The ACSO focuses on a number of tasks as an arm of the court, including: court security, writ services, sheriff sales, prisoner transportation, license to carry concealed firearms, warrants, crime prevention and K9 Unit. In some instances, the Sheriff's Office will complement local departments that do not have the capacity to handle specific situations.

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Honus Wagner was a deputy sheriff. He ran for Sheriff, but lost.


The first sheriff to be elected in Allegheny County was James Morrison, who took office in January 1789, soon after the United States gained independence from Great Britain in the Revolutionary War.[1]

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