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Sheriff

Contact Information

Bradford County Courthouse
301 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848

Phone: (570) 265-1701
Fax: (570) 265-1734
Email: bcsheriff@bradfordco.org

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Department Description

The sheriff position is the oldest form of law enforcement in the country and is established by the constitution of Pennsylvania. Although sheriffs’ duties were not spelled out in Pennsylvania’s founding document, it is well documented that sheriffs were not only the workhorses of the court system, but acted as law enforcement in Pennsylvania for decades. The dedicated men and women of the Bradford County Sheriff Office are committed to doing everything they can to make our county a better place to live and raise our families.

Services Provided

The sheriff is responsible for:

  • Keeping the peace in the county
  • Arresting violators of the law
  • Assisting other law enforcement agencies in the county
  • Serving and enforce orders of the Bradford County Court of Common
  • Pleas
  • All of the bench warrants issued by the Court of Common Pleas
    the completion of fugitive from justice extraditions for Bradford
  • County
  • Serving a wide variety of civil processes (over 1,200 per year), including:
    • Orders of possession
    • Mortgage foreclosures
    • Sheriff sales
  • The transportation of individuals incarcerated or sentenced by the Bradford County Courts
  • The security in all the courtrooms in Bradford County
  • The screening checkpoint to prevent weapons entering the Courthouse
  • Protecting judges and courtroom personnel to ensure their safety
  • Issuing the license to carry firearms to Bradford County residents only

Sheriff

  • Clinton J. Walters

    Clinton J. Walters assumed the role of sheriff on February 15, 2010, after the retirement of Steve Evans. Sheriff Walters is a graduate of Municipal Police Academy, Mansfield University and the Deputy Sheriffs’ Academy of State College. He began working at the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office in January 2000 as a transport officer. In September of 2000, he was promoted to Deputy Sheriff. He became Chief Deputy Sheriff in 2004. He has also been employed in Troy Borough and Canton Borough as part-time and full-time Police Officer. He has earned the following certifications: Firearms instructor of handgun, shotgun by Pennsylvania State Police, firearms instructor of Patrol Rifle certified by N.R.A., Simmunitions instructor, instructor development, numerous narcotic trainings, Reid Technique of interview and interrogation technique, First Aid, CPR, and A.E.D. certified, N.I.M.S. and Glock Armorer.

Documents & Forms

Sheriff Fee Schedule

Firearm Laws FAQ

Firearm Licensing FAQ

Application to Carry Firearm

Precious Metal Dealer License Application (Business)

Precious Metal Deal License Application (Individual)

Personal Property Claim Form

Sheriff Sales Q&A

Terms and Conditions of Sheriff Sales

Pistol Permit Instructions