Economic Develop.

Economic Development

The Armstrong County Department of Economic Development provides staff to the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (IDC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development corporation.  By providing tools such as financing, site selection, workforce development assistance and more, the IDC's goals are to improve Armstrong County’s business environment through retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new investment. Click here for more Information.

Conservation Dist.

Conservation District

The Armstrong Conservation District works to restore degraded watersheds, promote sustainable farms, healthy forests, and growing vibrant and sustainable communities. The District will work with many private and public partners for the betterment of our natural resources and the citizens of Armstrong County. The District provides technical, administrative, and financial support through many programs such as the dirt, gravel, low volume roads program; the agricultural lands preservation program; the erosion and sediment pollution control program; the watershed protection and restoration program; and many other outreach efforts of the District



The Armstrong County Jail, which opened in August of 2003, has a capacity of 158 inmates. The facility grants a safe environment to the Armstrong County community by providing the care and control of the jail's residents.


Belmont Complex

For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has been a recreational facility that draws over 40,000 residents and visitors alike to the arena, pool and banquet facilities yearly.

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The K-9 Unit


We would like to take the time to thank the community for all of their amazing support when we first mentioned about bringing a K-9 Unit back into the community. Deputy Bud Floyd was the first K-9 handler for the Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office starting with Gallahad in 1997.  Upon taking office in 2014, Sheriff Bill Rupert realized immediately the benefits to having a K-9 Unit and began asking for support from the community.

The Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit consists of Deputy Mark Brice and his K-9 partner, Blak. Together they have endured countless hours of specialized training to be certified in narcotics detection and police utility, (which includes tracking, area and article searches, building searches and apprehension). They are available upon request to assist all law enforcement agencies within Armstrong County and surrounding Counties. They conduct visits local schools and attend numerous community events, where they show some of their skills and raise drug awareness. 

The K9 Unit

Deputy Mark Brice & K-9 Blak

Please know that the fundraising is ongoing to raise money for the K-9 program. There is minimal county financial support and no state or federal government financial assistance to support our K-9 team. We are always selling T-shirts and Hoodies in the Sheriff’s Office. We also host events, such as the Bud Floyd Memorial Golf Outing, and the K-9 Kruise-Aid. All Proceeds go to towards the Armstrong County Sheriff’s K-9 Fund.
We are always accepting donations towards our K-9 program.

Anyone interested in making a donation, may do so in person or by sending a check made out to, “Armstrong County Sheriff K-9 Fund” at:

Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office
500 East Market Street, Suite 106
Kittanning, PA 16201

 Mark & Blak

Mark & Blak



K-9 Blak

  Special thanks to ANNA DONATO for these fantastic photos of Deputy Mark Brice and K-9 Blak!

K-9 Fundraising Events

2021 Bud Floyd Golf Outing 


Friday September 17, 2021

Shotgun start @ 9:00 AM

At: White Oak Golf Course

       1009 State Route 839

        Dayton, PA 16222


 Registration Forms will be mailed and available in our office.

Food, Beverages, Raffles 2021 Golf Outing

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T-Shirts & Sweatshirts!
Always available in the Sheriff’s Office
SM - 4XL  $15.00
                              Hats - $20.00                               
Long Sleeved Shirts 
SM - XL -  $20.00
3XL - 4XL - $23.00
SM - 3XL - $30.00

K9 T-Shirt 

In Loving Memory of Randy Kruse

               The Armstrong County Sheriff's Office would like to take the time to remember a very special person to our office. Randy you will be deeply missed. We could never thank you enough for your generosity through the years. Your kindness continues through your niece Cara and wife Jackie.  Thank you to the Kruse family for everything that you do. Words could never express our gratitude for the fundraising that your family does for our K-9 Unit. Our deepest sympathy to your family for your loss of this great man.                  



2019 Subway Fundraiser

           Subway Girls 
The Armstrong County Sheriff's Office would like to personally thank Rebekah Miller and Chelsea Thompson for all of their hard work during the Subway Fundraiser for the K-9 Unit! Thanks to everyone who came out to eat at Subway to help support our cause. It is truly amazing the support that we have through our community and we could never thank you enough!

 2019 Penny War Fundraiser 

Deputy Mark Brice and his K-9 partner Blak, went to visit Elderton Elementary School where they had a Penny War Fundraiser for the K-9 Unit. They went over what it is they do, did some demonstrations and took questions from the children. It didn't take long to realize who was stealing the show. The children were definitely mesmerized by K-9 Blak! From all of us at the Armstrong County Sheriff's Office, we would like to say...THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED AT ELDERTON ELEMENATARY SCHOOL! If your PTO would be interested in hosting a visit with Deputy Mark Brice and K-9 Blak, please call the Sheriff's Office. (724) 548-3265.



Blak & Friends

2019 Safe and Healthy Kids Day

Hosted by the YMCA in Kittanning


Running Men