YCSO Patrol Car, Fire Brush Truck & Life Flight Helicopter
YCSO Patrol Car, Fire Brush Truck & Life Flight Helicopter 
Sheriff Kevin R. Tolson
Sheriff Kevin R. Tolson

From the desk of the Sheriff

It is amazing how time has come and gone as we begin to wrap up year one of my term.  We certainly have experienced some great successes and also endured some tough times.  I am continually encouraged and proud of the many wonderful compliments that I hear about our agency from the public and its due to the diligent and professional work that our employees perform day in and day out. 

I am encouraged by the support that the York County community has offered throughout this year for our deputies and employees.  We will continually strive to provide the best service possible to those who live, work and visit York County.  

I would like to wish everyone a very safe and enjoyable holiday season and ask that you continue to support and pray for all of our officers throughout our community and our country. 

Sheriff Kevin R. Tolson

YCSO Honor Guard Presents the Colors at September 24th Carolina Panthers game
YCSO Honor Guard Presents the Colors at September 24th Carolina Panthers game
Faith Assembly Church in Rock Hill brought boxes of baked goods to show their appreciation
Faith Assembly Church in Rock Hill brought boxes of baked goods to show their appreciation to the Deputies & staff at the YCSO. 
YCSO Deputies took time to speak to a group of students at Riverwalk Academy in Rock Hill about Law Enforcement.
YCSO Deputies took time to speak to a group of students at Riverwalk Academy in Rock Hill about Law Enforcement.
2017 National Night Out Logo
2017 National Night Out Logo

2017 National Night Out

York County Sheriff’s Office participated for the first time in National Night Out August 1st, 2017.  National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. 
The YCSO hosting the members of our partnering Neighborhood Watch programs. 

Citizens attend National Night out at the Moss Justice Center in York.
Citizens attend National Night out at the Moss Justice Center in York.
Screen grab of the front page of yorkcountysheriff.com
The front page of the all-new yorkcountysheriff.com website

The ALL-NEW yorkcountysheriff.com

The website for the York County Sheriff’s Office has a fresh new look with many new features.  The site, www.yorkcountysheriff.com is built on a new powerful, efficient and user-friendly content management system through CivicPlus®, an integrated technology platform for local governments.

The new website project was led by York County Government Public Information Officer Trish Startup and YCSO PIO Trent Faris. The new website features a modern look that provides easy-to-use navigation so York County citizens can search for information they need about the York County Sheriff’s Office with greater ease.

“The new website was created to give the citizens we serve another communication tool and resource that describes all of the services the York County Sheriff’s Office provides,” said Sheriff Kevin Tolson.

Residents will find the new website makes it easy to stay up-to-date with information regarding the Sheriff’s Office. Citizens are encouraged to click on the “Notify Me” button on the main page and sign up to receive email and text message alerts directly from the Sheriff’s Office.  All citizens need to do is submit an email address and/or mobile phone number to get important Sheriff’s Office information sent to them directly.

The new website features a responsive design which allows website visitors the optimum experience via tablet, phones, and other devices. 

Deputies participate in after hours teen Nerf War event at Fort Mill Library
On October 27th, 2017 Teens vs. Deputies Nerf War at the After Hours teen event at the Fort Mill Library.   For three hours, four Deputies battled dozens of teenagers with Nerf gun toys in several games of "capture the book" inside the library.
YCSO Mounted Patrol & Mounted Search and Rescue Team
New members of the YCSO Mounted Patrol all-volunteer search and rescue team.  If you are a horse lover and want to serve your community on the MSAR Team visit this link -  http://www.yorkcountysheriff.com/184/Mounted-Patrol and fill out the application today.
Fort Mill Records Clerk honored by Agents with the Federal Investigative Services.
In August Special Agents Eric Chilton and Jacquelyn Becze with the Office of Professional Management, Federal Investigative Services, presented Melanie Howard with a certificate of appreciation. These agents use the District 4 Fort Mill office from time to time to conduct background interviews for applicants seeking federal jobs. Melanie assists them in scheduling the conference room for their interviews usually once or twice a month.
YCSO Mounted Patrol Horse Cochise wearing an award.
YCSO Mounted Patrol Horse Cochise wearing an award. 

Mounted Patrol wins top awards at National Police Equestrian Championships

On October 12 through 15, 2017 members of the York County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol traveled to Devon, Pennsylvania for Mounted Police Training and to compete in the Mounted Police Equestrian Championships.  The 2017 Championships were hosted by the North American Police Equestrian Council and the Philadelphia Police Dept. The events took place at the Devon Horse Show Grounds.
In attendance were 65 total horses to compete with agencies from across the United States and Canada including agencies as far away as Alberta, Canada and also Toronto and Hamilton Ontario, Canada.
Master Deputy Mark McCarter and his horse Cochise placed first in the Western Division and first place overall for combined Equitation and Obstacle.  In addition McCarter and Cochise took second place in the Obstacle course and 3rd in the Expert Equitation out of 48. 
McCarter and Cochise also won the Brigadier Memorial Trophy.  This award is given in honor of Brigadier, a Toronto Police Horse that was killed in the line of Duty.  This coveted award is given to the rider who has the highest combined score in Expert Equitation and Obstacle Course. 
Equitation is the art or practice of horse riding or horsemanship. More specifically, equitation may refer to a rider's position while mounted and encompasses a rider's ability to ride correctly and with effective aids. In horse show competition, the rider, rather than the horse is evaluated.
Established in 2010, the York County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol’s mission is for search and rescue, crowd control and patrolling parking lots during festivals and other large events.  Affectionately nicknamed “The Sheriff’s Posse”, the patrol is made up of five deputies and their personal horses.

Man and woman holding shopping bags
Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

On Friday, November 24th, York County retail stores will be packed with people out hunting for a good bargain, but criminals may also be out hunting for easy targets.   There are several safety tips to help minimize your risk of becoming a victim of criminals and keep your holiday shopping experience fun and safe.

  • Lock your car doors. At stores and at home. 
  • Don’t leave packages visible through car windows. Lock them in the trunk or, if possible, take them directly home.
  • Try to park close to the store and in well-lit areas. When walking through a parking lot keep your head up and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not buy more than you can carry. Ask a store employee to help you carry your packages to the car.
  • Shop with a friend. He or she can help carry packages and be a second pair of eyes for you walking to and from stores.
  • Deter pickpockets.  Keep your purse closed and near to your body.  Also, carry wallets in your front pocket.
  • Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. Check the back seat and around the car before getting in.
  • It’s best to leave children at home. Small children could get knocked down by fast-moving adults or get separated from you.
  • If you must shop with children, make a plan in case you get separated. Select a central meeting place and make sure they know they can ask mall personnel or store security employees if they need help.
  • Make sure your phone is charged. Having your cell phone charged on Black Friday is important as you can easily get lost from your friends or you may just want to make plans to meet them somewhere else.
  • Do not post your shopping trip on Social Media sites. Posting you will be away from your home for several hours could tell a “friend” or a “friend of a friend” they could pay your house an unwelcomed visit. 

YCSO Employees of the Month (August - October) 

August Employees of the Month:

Enforcement - MDep. Mike DeJacimo
Detention - Corporal James Long

September Employees of the Month:

Enforcement - Det. Nick Schifferle
Detention - Nurse Anquanetta Cannon

October Employees of the Month:

Enforcement - Inv. Stephen Ramsey
Detention - Officer Caleb Bucy

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