Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Former Bergen County prosecutor, executive, sheriff and police chief argue that merging the county police and sheriff's offices may actually cost taxpayers more
Three former Bergen County officials threw their support behind the Bergen County Police Department in an ongoing debate about whether or not the department should be merged with the Sheriff’s Department. Former Bergen County Executive William “Pat” Schuber, former County Prosecutor Jay Fahy, and Joel Trella, who served both as the county Sheriff and the BCPD Chief, held a press conference at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute in Mahwah Tuesday afternoon to argue against a proposed ordinance that would disband the BCPD and incorporate some of its functions into the Sheriff’s Department. The three argued against points that have been presented by supporters of the merger — namely that it would be a cost savings to the county …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Union president says taxpayers should consider elimination of county executive position.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
As president of PBA Local 134, I once again find myself in the unfortunate position of having to address yet another barrage of insults, misrepresentations, and outright lies directed at the men and women of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, by Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan. “Political Environment” In her August 17, 2012 press release, Ms. Donovan asserts that the Sheriff’s Office operates in a “political environment,” not a professional one. To the contrary, in Bergen County I can assure you the duties carried out by our sworn staff are done so in a strictly professional environment. Our sworn officers are hired and promoted like many other law enforcement officers throughout New Jersey; through the New Jersey Civil Service …
Friday, June 8, 2012
About $40,000 recovered so far, sheriff says.
A Bergen County sweep nabbed 51 deadbeat parents who owed nearly $500,000 in child support payments, Sheriff Michael Saudino said in a statement Friday. One man caught in the sweep owed nearly $119,000, according to the sheriff’s office. The Sheriff’s Fugitive Warrant Unit carried out the arrests Tuesday through Thursday and officials have so far collected about $40,000 of the owed money. “These types of raids are important because these families are counting on this money to live and unfortunately these individuals have tried to skirt that responsibility,” Saudino said. “The Bergen County Sheriff Office has a reputation for executing these raids with great success." The raids took place without incident, the sheriff said. Bergen County’s …