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Chester County District Attorney

The Chester County District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer for the county over 50 law enforcement agencies. The core functions of the District Attorney's Office are to investigate, prosecute, and prevent crimes. It is the duty of the District Attorney's Office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Constitution of the United States of America. The District Attorney serves a 4-year term.

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    Michael Noone

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    Deb Ryan

Education Wilkes University. - Villanova University School of Law.
Qualifications -Criminal Prosecutor and First Assistant District Attorney. -Handled cases involving murder, rape and sexual assault, child and elder abuse, drug distribution, theft and robbery, DUI, and more. -More than 20 years of legal experience. -Oversight of the $8 million budget, more than 7,000 cases annually, and 100 attorneys, detectives, and staff is what has allowed Chester County to maintain the lowest crime rate of the Philadelphia suburbs. -Helped implement important reforms that ensure fairness and justice in Chester County, including expanding diversionary programs for non-violent, non-repeat drug offenders, implementing best practices for eye-witness investigations, supporting the use of body cameras for police and more.
Education Graduated magna cum laude Boston University, 1993, B.A. in Psychology. - Received my Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1998.
Qualifications -Prosecutor for 15 years at the Philadelphia and Chester County District Attorney's offices. -Prosecuted thousands of cases including homicides, child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. -Obtained highest sentence in Chester County's history for serial child molester. -Appointed Deputy DA in charge of the Child Abuse Unit and Children's Advocacy Center. -Awarded 2014 Chester County Prosecutor of the Year.