York County Sheriff
Police Services // Corrections // Civil Process
On behalf of the men and women of the York County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to our website. Throughout our site you can view our philosophy, organizational structure, facilities, and general information, as well as contact our personnel.
The York County Sheriff’s Office provides professional public safety to the citizens of York County.
Sheriff William L. King, Jr.
Our Leadership Team
The Sheriff’s Office has three major divisions; Police Services, Corrections, and Civil Process.
The Police Services Division is responsible for providing law enforcement protection for fourteen rural towns within York County that do not have organized police departments. The Deputies that comprise the Police Services Division investigate thefts, burglaries, domestic violence complaints, motor vehicle complaints, and numerous other violations of state and federal law.
York County Jail
The Corrections Division is charged with the care, custody, and control of inmates that are being held pre-trial and post-conviction at the York County Jail.
The York County Jail can house up to 350 inmates, and through the efforts of the men and women of the Corrections Division, our facility recently obtained accreditation through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. Additionally, the facility received a 99.2% rating in 2011 from the Maine Bureau of Corrections.
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The Civil Process Division serves civil paperwork ranging from small claims, divorce, foreclosure, Department of Health and Human Service’s matters, and other court related paperwork that is served within York County.
Board of Visitors for the YC Jail
The York County Sheriff’s Office has a Correctional Board of Visitors, that is overseen by the Sheriff. The board is made up of 7 members who volunteer for one-year terms. Per the Maine State Legislature’s requirements, the board is made up of individuals who represent the following categories:
A representative of an advocacy group for human and civil rights.
A medical professional.
A psychiatric professional – the medical or psychiatric professional should have served in a correctional setting.
A person with knowledge of issues related to the incarceration of women.
A woman who has been incarcerated in the State and who has prior child welfare experience with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services.
Anyone interested in serving on the B.O.V. should contact the Sheriff directly at 207-459-2459.
Description of K-9 Unit