Jonathan Held

Background / Bio

Jonathan Held was elected to be the Westmoreland County sheriff in 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Molecular Biology. He worked for one year at the Allegheny County coroner’s office as an autopsy technician and has 16 years of law enforcement experience as a fully trained and qualified elected constable, which has the same duties as a sheriff. He is a 16 year member of the NRA. Jonathan is married and has three children.


It is the mission of the Westmoreland County sheriff’s office to provide professional and effective law enforcement, while obeying and defending the Constitutions of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America. We are committed to partnering with the public, and using the newest technologies in order to increase the safety of our community through law enforcement and education. With courage, honor, and integrity we will serve to maintain the peace and promote a safe environment for the citizens of Westmoreland County.