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About the Elk County Sheriff


W. Todd Caltagarone, Sheriff


Elk County Courthouse

250 Main Street - P.O. Box 336

Ridgway, PA 15853

Phone: (814) 776-5353

Fax: (814) 776-5396

Email:  .

Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
(excluding holidays)

Mission Statement

To assure a safe environment for our community and provide a substantial level of services directed in a courteous and respectful manner for the protection of lives, property, and civil rights of all citizens and visitors.



The Office of Sheriff is mandated by the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is the highest ranking law enforcement office in the county.  As an independent elected official, the Sheriff has both law enforcement and court duties.  Core functions include service of civil and criminal processes for the Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts.  This service is also provided to attorneys, businesses, and citizens.

Security for the Court of Common Pleas and other county buildings is a daily function.  Weekly schedules involve prisoner transports from state and county institutions across the Commonwealth for scheduled court proceedings, and service and enforcement of Protection from Abuse Orders.  When called upon, the Office extradites wanted persons from other states and areas of the Commonwealth.

The Sheriff’s Office also conducts Sheriff’s sales regarding real property and levies and conduct sales of personal property.  Additionally, the Office issues other specific regulatory licensing for the county and License to Carry Firearms.

These services are provided to Elk County citizens with the assistance of an Officer Manager, Chief Deputy, several sworn deputies, and a Solicitor.



    W. Todd Caltagarone
, Sheriff

    Jason McDermott, Chief Deputy

    Barbara Kennedy, Office Manager

    Jeffrey S. DuBois, Solicitor

  Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (excluding holidays)

Forms of Payment accepted at the Elk County Sheriff's Office: 

** We accept cash, money orders, and Cashier Checks. No personal checks are accepted at any time in our office.  We hope to add the convenience of accepting credit cards very soon.  Thank you.

Historical List of Elk County, Pennsylvania Sheriffs

  • John S. Holter                                 1924-1928
  • Joseph E. Jackso                             1928-1932
  • Frank A. Robinso                             1932-1936
  • Thomas E. Valentine                        1936-1940
  • Raphel Goetz                                   1940-1944
  • William Gaffey                                 1944-1956
  • Ivan Herzing                                    1956-1964
  • Raymond Krasinski                           1964-1992
  • Alfred Gausman, Acting                     1993
  • Alfred Gausman                                1994-2000
  • Thomas Kontes                                 2000-2008
  • Jeffrey C. Krieg                                 2008-2014
  • Theresa L. Merritt, Acting                   2014-2015
  • W. Todd Caltagarone                         2016-Present


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Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853