Morris County Sheriff’s Office

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Undersheriff Richard A. Wall

Undersheriff Richard A. Wall

Undersheriff Richard Wall graduated from Parsippany Hills High School and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and National Guard Reserves until he was honorably discharged in 1987.

He was hired by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in 1991 and worked his way through the ranks, being promoted to undersheriff in August 2013.

Undersheriff Wall’s career has included assignments in criminal investigations, internal affairs, warrants, emergency services, protective services and our administration.

Undersheriff Wall was a member of the Morris County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team and also was co-commander of the team. He graduated from the FBI Bomb Technician School.

Undersheriff Wall was responsible for re-establishing our honor guard as well as establishing the Marine Patrol Unit. He was instrumental in the consolidation of our K-9, Search and Rescue and Bomb Unit into the Emergency Services Unit as well as enabling the Sheriff’s Warrants Section to work with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Fugitive Unit. He has also integrated our crime lab into the Criminal Investigation Section. He has also served as co-chairman for the Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey’s committee for sheriff’s office job titles.

Undersheriff Wall received the director’s award while attending the Morris County Basic Police Academy in 1991.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from William Paterson College as well as a master’s in public administration from Centenary College.

In 2006, Undersheriff Wall graduated from the FBI National Academy’s 225th session in Quantico, Virginia. He also attended the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Morris Program and is certified as a public manager through the state of New Jersey.

Undersheriff Wall served on the PBA as treasurer and also as the PBA Superior Officer Association president.

Undersheriff Wall stays active in his community and was elected to the Great Meadows Regional Board of Education, Independence Township Committee, and was involved with the Republican committees in Warren and Morris counties. He was nominated by Governor Chris Christie and approved by the New Jersey State Senate as a commissioner on the Public Employment Relations Commission.

Bureau of Corrections

Undersheriff Joseph J. Pascale

Undersheriff Joseph J. Pascale

Undersheriff Joseph Pascale started his career with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Corrections in 1991 as a corrections officer, where, for 10 years he was responsible for many functions within the facility including the Bureau of Corrections K-9 Unit, until he was promoted to sergeant in 2001 and then to lieutenant in 2003.

As a lieutenant, Undersheriff Pascale was responsible for transportation, facility searches and inmate discipline.

In 2009, Undersheriff Pascale was promoted to captain and served as the security division commander responsible for managing and monitoring all functional areas of our correctional facility.

Undersheriff Pascale was also member of the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team for 7 years and was the commander of the Emergency Response Unit as well as a firearms instructor.

He has received the Sheriff’s Achievement Award, Meritorious Service Award and Combat Valor Award.

Undersheriff Pascale attended the County College of Morris and received his certification as a certified public manager from Fairleigh Dickinson University

Undersheriff Pascale is married to his wife Colleen, who is a detective with the Butler Police Department. They have 4 children and reside in Morris County.

Warden Christopher Klein

Warden Christopher Klein

Warden Christopher Klein began his career with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in September 1999. As an officer, Chris worked in the Intake/Processing Unit and the Policy and Procedures Unit.

In 2007, Warden Klein was promoted to sergeant where he managed the Policy and Procedures Unit and the New Jersey Department of Corrections State Inspection.

In 2012, Warden Klein was promoted to lieutenant and was assigned the role of administrative lieutenant. As administrative lieutenant he managed the Training Unit, the Fire Safety Unit as well as the Medical Unit, Policy and Procedures Unit and Quartermasters. He has overseen both the State Inspection and Accreditation departments. While managing the Accreditation Department, the Morris County Correctional Facility received its 4th accreditation from the American Correctional Association.

Warden Klein is a graduate of Rutgers University where he received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

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