Conewango Township officer Scott Neiswonger.

Conewango Township Police Officer Neiswonger Announces Candidacy for Warren County Sheriff

February 9, 2023

WARREN, Pa. – Scott Neiswonger, a Conewango Township police officer since 2006, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Warren County Sheriff.

Incumbent sheriff Brian Zeybel recently announced that he will not seek re-election this November.

“We are all saddened by this news and will miss him as our sheriff,” Neiswonger said in an announcement posted to Facebook. “He has been a great asset to Warren County and has done a fantastic job! I am very proud to call him a friend and work colleague.

“That being said, I am announcing that I will be running as a Republican for the position of Warren County Sheriff this year. This is something I have been thinking about for some time and feel that I can follow the road that Sheriff Zeybel has put down for this office and our county.”

Neiswonger is a Warren County native and a 1999 graduate of Warren Area High School. His father and grandfather both served and retired from the Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Among Neiswonger’s notable accomplishments is starting the Conewango Township K9 program in 2014. He has also been a member of the Warren County Drug Task Force since 2009 and is currently serving as Chairman of the Warren County K9 Committee and Vice President of the Warren County Fraternal Order of Police.

“Keeping this community safe and what happens in the future is very important to me,” Neiswonger said in his announcement. “If elected, I will continue to work with outside agencies and the Warren County Drug Task Force. I want to push to keep our children safe in school by expanding the School Resource Program so that an officer will be in every school keeping our children safe, continue to support and grow with the Law Enforcement Against Drugs Program and help to educate youth by assisting the Warren County School District.

“I will work closely with the victim assistance programs and rehab program efforts within the courts to get the help that our citizens may need during a difficult time of their lives.”

Neiswonger also said that he “wants to keep an open line of communication with the citizens of Warren and beyond, serving the courts and maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and integrity within the office.”

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