Wayne County Sheriff Mark Steelman announced he will run for re-election, touting several cost-cutting measures and gun safety programs he implemented since taking office. 


Wayne County Sheriff Mark Steelman announced he will run for re-election, touting several cost-cutting measures and gun safety programs he implemented since taking office. 

Steelman, who is a member of the Commonwealth’s steering committee for the License-to-Carry system, noted his work securing $12,000 in grant money to upgrade the county firearms-license system. The sheriff is in charge of issuing licenses to sell and carry firearms, as well as licenses to carry precious metals.

He also taught gun safety, appearing at schools, Boy Scout and Girl Scout meetings, and child care facilities throughout Wayne County to present the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program.

“Approximately 2,000 gun locks have been distributed throughout Wayne County to keep families and young children safe from incidents involving unsecured firearms,” Steelman said in a press release.

Steelman oversees security at the courthouse, execution of Sheriff Sales on both personal and real property, service of bench warrants, civil complaints and Protection from Abuse Orders. Steelman and his deputies also transport prisoners from state, local and federal facilities for court appearances, as well as medical appointments.

Steelman is a member of the Wayne County Prison Board, Wayne County  Domestic Violence Task Force, Wayne County Courthouse Safety Committee, Wayne County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, PA Sheriff’s Association and the National Rifle Association.

He lives in Berlin Township with his wife Colleen and three children.