Lt. Marc Shaffer, Division Administrator

Sgt. Luis Santiago, Supervisor

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office not only arrests individuals that have active bench warrants in Lancaster County but also has the unique ability to track down and extradite fugitives from all over the world. By working with the United States Marshals Service, in addition to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Department of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania State and United States Attorney General’s Offices, the Pennsylvania State Police, and several local law enforcement agencies, the Office has achieved this ability.

Checking for Warrants

You can check to see if there is a warrant for someone by going to the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System Web Portal. Once there, scroll to the "Public Web Docket Sheets" section. Change the search type to "Participant Name." You will then be directed to another page. On that page, enter the name and the county. Then select search.

Information on Fugitives

If you have any information regarding any fugitive wanted by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office or any other law enforcement agency, please call Crime Stoppers. Tips are always completely anonymous. Anyone found purposely giving false information is subject to arrest and prosecution.

There are three ways to submit an anonymous tip to Lancaster Crime Stoppers:

  • Option one: Call 800-322-1913. You will speak with a Crime Stoppers representative who will document your information and forward it to the appropriate agency for follow-up.
  • Option two: Submit an anonymous tip via text message. Text LANCS and your tip to 847411 (tip 411).
  • Option three: Fill out an online form. Provide as much detail as possible in each field, such as the name(s) of those involved, the location, the crime occurring, and when it occurs. Do not use this form if the situation is an emergency. In the case of an emergency, call 911.
     After sending the online form, you will be provided with an ID number. Using that ID number, periodically log in, in case Crime Stoppers has any questions or needs to provide you with information to collect a reward. Just enter the ID number in the lower box on the tip submit page and any feedback or questions about your tip from Lancaster Crime Stoppers will display. You can then submit additional information to Lancaster Crime Stoppers using the tip form.

Additional Resources


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