After his military service, employment in the building trades and managing
his own business, Jim Muller was again eager for public service. In
1991, he was appointed Constable of Mt. Pleasant Township by Presiding
Judge, Oscar Spicer.
That, in turn, led him to a position with the Adams County Prison System
and Jim attended the Officer Corrections School in Hershey, PA. He later
took a position as a County Detective for Adams County.
Those positions gave him hands-on experience dealing with the criminal
justice system, crime, criminals, prisoners and prisoner transport as
well as security, among other issues. He continued attending state-mandated
Constable courses given at the Harrisburg Area Community College to stay
current in techniques and issues of law and law enforcement. He also
attended Dickinson School of Law where he graduated from the Deputy Sheriff's
In 1998, Jim Muller started his career with the Adams County Sheriff’s
Office. He was placed in charge of the Warrant & Civil Process Division.
He was also appointed as a Deputy U.S. Marshal (a position he eventually stepped down from once elected as Sheriff) and the same year, voted
Deputy of the Year. After eight years of service with the Sheriff’s Office,
four years ago, concerned about the lack of progress within the Sheriff’s
Office that he had observed first hand, Jim decided that he would like
to use his years of experience as a business person, a Constable, County
Detective, Corrections worker and Deputy Sheriff and made the decision
to run for the office. He succeeded.
As a life-long firearms enthusiast and expert shooter, he became a state-certified
Firearms Instructor. Successfully completing both Basic and Advanced
firearms training the Pennsylvania State Police,
he is responsible for the firearms training of all sworn deputies as
well as officers from neighboring police departments. He has also received Armor’s School training certified through Sig-Arms.
As a long-time Adams County resident, a family man, a Marine Corps Viet Nam veteran,
a small business owner and someone with 19 years experience in the Criminal Justice
System including 12 years of service with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office,
Jim Muller has the personal integrity, training, experience and managerial ability
to continue to successfully lead the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.