Bill Rupert, Sheriff
Armstrong County Courthouse
500 E. Market Street, Suite 106
Kittanning, PA 16201
The Sheriff's Office provides security for the Courthouse, service of civil documents for the courts and the community, serves warrants, issues licenses for firearms and transports prisoners.
Bill Rupert's Biography
After graduating from Lenape Vo Tech and Kittanning High School in 1986, Sheriff Bill Rupert continued his education in Emergency Services. Becoming certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, Bill ran part-time with Kittanning Hose Company #6 Ambulance. Bill was also very active in the Fire service, first with Rayburn Township Fire Department then joining the Rural Valley Fire Department, where he served as past chief, and currently is the President and Assistant Chief. In 1999, Bill graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police Academy. Bill is the Son of Nancy and the Late Frank Rupert and the third of three children. Currently, Bill resides in Rural Valley with his wife Jenna and daughter Charlotte.
After Graduation, Bill pursued a career in the Machining Industry at SinterMet Inc. located in Kittanning. After several years of Machining, Bill went into The Heavy Highways Carpenters Union, building bridges all around the area. In 2003, Bill went into the energy field becoming the General Manager of the Local oil and gas company, American Natural Resources. During his campaign, he received the endorsement from local law enforcement organizations and was elected Armstrong County Sheriff in 2013.
In his free time, Bill is a member of the Rayburn Beagle Club, Pine Creek Sportsmen Club, and Armstrong Police Association. Bill is the President of the Armstrong County Prison Board and sits on the Board of Directors of Armstrong County Community Action Agency.