Government

Row Officers

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of the Bucks County District Attorney

District Attorney
David Heckler

Mission Statement
To protect law-abiding citizens by aggressively and successfully prosecuting criminal activity in Bucks County while engaging in community- based crime prevention programs.

Office Overview
The District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in the county. The DA is elected by the public every 4 years, and is considered a row officer.

The Bucks County District Attorney's Office is comprised of 32 attorneys, 16 county detectives and 30 support personnel. The DA's Office works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement to ensure the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are upheld and that our citizens are protected. The office is dedicated to seeking justice by helping victims of crimes, prosecuting those engaged in criminal activity and protecting law abiding citizens of Bucks County.

The District Attorney has authority over all criminal investigations and prosecutions in the county. The office handles approximately 11,000 criminal cases a year, including 7,500 adult offenders in the Court of Common Pleas and 2,500 juvenile offenders in Juvenile Court. The District Attorney's Office employs detectives and attorneys specialized in the investigation and prosecution of all types of criminal conduct, including homicide, narcotics, sex crimes, child abuse, computer crimes, domestic violence and crimes against older adults.

The Bucks County District Attorney's Office utilizes every available resource to effectively investigate and prosecute all criminal activity in the county.

PA SAVIN and the Bucks County District Attorney's Office Victim Witness Unit

Crime Prevention
The first step in crime prevention is awareness.

The Bucks County District Attorney's Office is actively involved in educating law-biding citizens as to the steps that can be taken to prevent being a crime victim. The following programs demonstrate the District Attorney's resolve in this regard:

District Attorney David Heckler on the Prescription Drug Take Back Day, November 13, 2010 -- Comcast Newsmakers

Office of the District Attorney
Bucks County Courthouse
55 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-6344
Fax: 215-348-6299

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