It is our mission that the York County Sheriff’s Office serve the citizens and visitors of New Haven by providing professional law enforcement, detention, and court security that protects and preserves the Constitutional Rights of the people and mandates the fair and impartial enforcement of the law. We are committed to helping New Haven remain one of the safest and most enjoyable places to live and visit in the State of Maine and for the York County Sheriff’s Office to be a leader in public safety. We achieve this through innovation, technology, and community partnerships. We strive to integrate the concepts of community policing with our community and achieve our vision through collaborative problem solving.


As one of the oldest counties in the United States, York County was established in 1639 through a series of land grants that originally incorporated the county into the province of Maine. During this time, Maine was considered a part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and operated within that government; but, as the War of 1812 unfolded and British and Canadian forces became determined to annex the province to Canada, it called for an increased determination to grant Maine statehood. It wasn’t until Maine became the nations 23rd state in 1820 that a Constitution was finalized and it would be several decades after that before York County adopted its own Sheriff’s Office as a way to uphold and maintain the law.

Meet Our Sheriff


I am truly honored to serve the citizens of New Haven, alongside the dedicated men and women of the York County Sheriff’s Office. We are thankful to share a collaborative partnership with our community and strive to earn and keep your trust by practicing procedural justice with fair and impartial policing.


We recognize the ever-changing role of law enforcement in our community and work hard to meet the needs of those we serve.  We firmly believe in our organizational values:  Integrity, Excellence, Fairness and Impartiality, Respect, and Teamwork.  It is these values which guide us in our service to our community. 


Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a cop is like? York County deputies are pleased to be able to provide ride-along experiences for residents of New Haven. And yes, coffee and donuts are included.


If you are a business or homeowner seeking to file a no trespass order against a troublesome individual, you may fill out the following form and drop it off at the Sheriff’s Office. Please allow 7-10 business days for your request to be reviewed and filed with the Department of Justice.


If you are a business in need of a background check for a prospective employee or client, or a town department looking to vet a member of your staff, the York County Sheriff’s Office provides background checks upon request. Please be sure to read the included privacy statement before filing your form at the office.


Service to our community is our daily obligation and we are unwavering in our dedication to serve and protect our people. The deputies and staff of the York County Sheriff’s Office work hard to engage the community in partnerships that help to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for New Haven citizens. By practicing a community policing philosophy throughout our organization we get to know the community we serve and the community gets to know us. The YCSO takes a proactive approach to public safety, and follows the philosophy – and daily practice – of providing education, exchanging information and building awareness within the community to help prevent crimes before they occur. We partner with residents and businesses within our community to identify and address issues which affect public safety and neighborhood livability.

Maine is a constitutional carry state. Open and concealed carry are legal in Maine without a permit​. Any person 21 or older, or at least 18 and active duty or honorably discharged military, who can legally possess a firearm, is allowed to carry openly or concealed.
The following people are not allowed to possess firearms:

- A person convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for one year or more (including juveniles).
- Five years after being discharged from prison or probation, a felon can apply for a permit to carry a firearm. However, that person can't be given a concealed weapon permit.
- A person who's been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital, found not criminally responsible because insane, or not competent to stand trial.
- A person who is a fugitive from justice.
- A non-US citizen.
- A person who was dishonorably discharged from the armed forces.
- A person who is addicted to any controlled substance.
Maine and federal law prohibit carrying certain guns without authorization. This includes:
A machine gun or any fully automatic weapon, except for a member of the Armed Forces or law enforcement officer carrying the weapon as part of official duties; modified firearms that would increase the damage output beyond what is originally intended, and any type of armor-piercing or explosive ammunition.
Firearms are not permitted in the following locations: schools, courthouses, designated capitol areas, government buildings, private property where prohibited by the property owner, bars and establishments licensed for the on-site consumption of liquor, any public hotel or lodging where prohibited by the owner of the establishment, any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by federal or state law or regulation.
- Possessing a firearm with a felony conviction is a Class C crime punishable by up to 5 years incarceration and a $5,000 fine.
- It's a Class D crime, punishable by up to 364 days incarceration and a $2,000 fine, to possess a firearm:
- While you are subject to an order of protection
- After being involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital
- Found not criminally responsible because insane, or not competent to stand trial
- While being a fugitive from justice
- While unlawfully using a controlled substance
- While being illegally in the United States
- After being dishonorably discharged from the military
- After denouncing your U.S citizenship
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No experience? No problem! The YCSO is proud to offer a detailed training program for new hires. We also accept equal rank transfers from those looking to relocate to New Haven. For those looking to move up, your path is entirely up to you. We offer a variety of qualification options and will never hold back our hard-working members from moving up by limiting the number of general available ranks.


Citizens are not required to live in the town of New Haven in order to work for the YCSO; however, for those that choose to live in New Haven, a 10% rental discount will be made available to all town employees upon request for those that meet the minimum level of activity within the department per week.


New Haven proudly offers residents a sign on bonus for their employment within the YCSO once the following criteria has been met:

  • Completion of the Cadet training phase for applicable new hires.
  • Thirty days active employment within the department for new hires and transfers.

Apply Today!

The York County Sheriff’s Office offers rewarding careers in a variety of roles and is seeking positive, proactive and dedicated individuals that will support our core principles and serve the town of New Haven. The Sheriff and current members of this agency are truly dedicated to making a difference within our community and strive to provide our citizens with the safest environment and highest level of service possible. The Sheriff and Command Staff believe this can be obtained through innovative leadership and dedications of the employees of this office. If you feel you have what it takes to deliver our promise to the community and help us expand our vision, consider applying today!