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. SCAM ALERT: Federal Stimulus Aid Should be Arriving Soon.

    Your Federal Stimulus aid should be arriving soon. Scammers will prey on this opportunity to gain your personal information. Please be scam smart. Read on...
  2. Detectives Investigate Double Murder, Suicide

    York County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a double murder, and suicide off Yorkdale Rd. in the Lesslie Community near Rock Hill. Just before 10:50 AM Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Yorkdale Road for a shooting. Read on...
  3. VIDEO: York County has declared a local state of emergency

    Chairman Michael Johnson & Sheriff Kevin Tolson urge residents to adhere to the Governor’s Order to Stay at Home. Collaboratively, we can affect York County’s peak & flatten the curve. Protect you & your family’s health while protecting others. Read on...
  4. YCSO Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 Virus

    A York County Sheriff’s Office employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 Corona virus. The YCSO will adhere to all applicable local, state and federal HIPPA guidelines and not release the name or location of the employee. Read on...
  5. 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...
  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
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