Morris County Sheriff’s Office

About Us: Overview

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Sheriff Rochford, at a ceremony honoring receipt of the distinguished Triple Crown award

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency located in the Morris County Courthouse, a historic landmark in the heart of Morristown, New Jersey. In existence since 1739, its members serve a population of more than 490,000 citizens spread out over 477 square miles.

Under the leadership of Sheriff Edward V. Rochford, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and its 310 officers and employees is responsible for providing highly technical and specialized services to local law enforcement agencies.

A significant milestone was reached in March of 1998 when the Morris County Sheriff’s Office became the first sheriff’s office in New Jersey to earn national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), an honor bestowed on those agencies that represent the best in law enforcement in North America. At the time, only 42 of 3,088 sheriff’s offices in the United States had earned this accreditation.

National Sheriffs’ Association Triple Crown Award

In June of 2004, Sheriff Rochford and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office became the 24th law enforcement agency in the United States to receive the “Triple Crown Award” from the National Sheriffs’ Association. Achieving this award is such a rarity that even five years later, fewer than forty sheriff’s offices nationwide have qualified for this prestigious honor.

The Triple Crown distinction is bestowed upon sheriff’s offices which have simultaneously earned accreditation from three separate agencies—the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the Commission on Accreditation for the American Correctional Association (ACA), and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).

In meeting or exceeding the high standards set forth by the foregoing agencies, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office achieved this coveted status as a direct result of the outstanding effort, diligence, professionalism and teamwork put forth on a daily basis by the officers and employees of this agency.

We are most proud of our working relationship with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and its staff and the Morris County Chiefs of Police Association.

Mission Statement

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office is committed to upholding the state of New Jersey’s constitutional requirements of the office; securing the county courthouse and the county correctional facility, all the while standing ready to support and augment all other law enforcement agencies when requested, with any and all of our specialized service units. These duties will be accomplished through collaborative efforts, responsible use of resources, sound administrative policies, continued technological advances, and leadership development. We recognize that the ability to successfully complete our mission is based on a shared mutual respect and responsibility between the sheriff’s office, federal, county and municipal agencies, and the citizens we serve.

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