On June 5, 2014, Kevin M. Kraus was sworn in as Chief Deputy of the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office. Appointed by Sheriff Mullen, Chief Kraus manages the daily operations of 169 sworn and 34 civilian personnel of the Sheriff’s Office.
A 21-year veteran of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Chief Kraus worked through the ranks of Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant. For 12 years, he served as Lieutenant of Major Crimes, Investigations Branch, responding to and overseeing the criminal and administrative investigations of all police-involved incidents entailing serious injury or death to any party, responding to homicide and major crime scenes and managing those investigations while commanding a staff of 9 supervisors and 100 detectives within the 12 divisions of Major Crimes.
Chief Kraus also served as the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police media spokesperson for 11 years and was the coordinator of the Allegheny County Crime Stoppers of Pennsylvania television program.
He received numerous acclamations and was the recipient of the prestigious Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officer of the Year award for leadership performance, as well as the agency’s Meritorious Service Award for his effective implementation of crime suppression strategies. He also received the Law Enforcement Agency Directors award for outstanding leadership performance.
Chief Kraus is an alumnus of La Roche College, where he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a degree in Administration and Management. He is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy and completed police executive training at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, both of which are only offered to selected top law enforcement officials.
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Chief Kraus and his significant other live just north of the City of Pittsburgh in Ohio Township with their two dogs, Bagel & Karley.
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