Public Information & Press Releases

The York County Sheriff's Office is governed by a Media Policy and Procedure and welcomes input from the public and media.

The York County Sheriff's Office recognizes that the public depends on the media to gather and disseminate information. The York County Sheriff's Office views the media as an avenue in which to both communicate with and educate the public.
  1. Sheriff: Please be truthful when calling for help.

    Individuals who call 9-1-1 for assistance in York County will now be asked questions that will help first responders determine appropriate response measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  2. How to keep up with Social Distancing while Boating

    The YCSO Lake Enforcement Unit and Lake Wylie marine commission share how to social distance while boating. Read on...
  3. SLED investigating in custody death of inmate at York County Detention Center

    On March 27, 2020 at approximately 1:15 PM York County Detention Officers discovered an inmate in his cell unresponsive. Read on...
  4. Further COVID-19 Directions on Congregating

    The YCSO enforces the unincorporated areas of York County. Please consult your law enforcement agency within your municipal limits as to restrictions in your area. Read on...
  5. Governor’s Executive Order on Public Gathering

    Ongoing efforts continue across South Carolina and York County to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. On March 23, 2020, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster issued the following executive order authorizing law enforcement to preserve public health. Read on...
  1. YCSO District Offices Are Closed to Public Traffic

    In response to further measures to lessen the potential spread of COVID-19, Sheriff Kevin Tolson is closing public entrances to district offices in Clover, Rock Hill and Fort Mill. Read on...
  2. New Public Entrance Moss Justice Center

    Beginning March 9, 2020 the new public entrance at the Moss Justice Center will be open for the general public. Read on...
  3. YCSO Promotions List (January – February 2020)

    Please join Sheriff Kevin Tolson and the members of York County Sheriff's Office in congratulating these officers on their recent promotions from the months of January and February 2020. Read on...
  4. New Deputies to make $40,000 starting salary

    Effective immediately the starting salary for a new Deputy at the York County Sheriff’s Office is $40,000 per year. This is an increase from $37,165. Read on...
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