Sussex County Sheriff’s Office

Sussex County Sheriff’s Office
39 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860 • TEL: 973.579.0850 FAX: 973.579.7884
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Online and up-to-date
database of sheriff’s sales.
Inmate Visitation
What you need to know
prior to visiting an inmate.
Contact Information
Telephone numbers and a
contact form to get in touch.
Community Alerts
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CodeRED programs.
Attorney IDs
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into the courthouse.
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AboutSheriff’s Office History

The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office is the first and oldest established law enforcement agency in Sussex County. The first sheriff was Joseph Brackenridge. He was appointed on November 12, 1753 and served for eleven months. The second sheriff was Morris Robeson who served as sheriff for three years and that has since been the established term of office.


three photos from the sheriff's archives


Past Sussex County Sheriffs

  • 1753-54 Joseph Brackenridge
  • 1754-57 Morris Robeson
  • 1757-60 Peter Schenck
  • 1760-63 Issaac Hull
  • 1763-66 Ephraim Darby
  • 1766-69 Jacob Stan
  • 1769-72 Hugh Hughes
  • 1772-75 Thomas Potts
  • 1775-79 Philip Dodderer
  • 1779-82 William Kerr
  • 1782-85 Mark Thompson
  • 1785-88 William Kerr
  • 1788-91 James Hyndshaw
  • 1791-94 Mark Thompson
  • 1794-97 James Hyndshaw
  • 1797-97 Charles Pemberton
  • 1797-03 George Bidelman
  • 1803-06 Charles Pemberton
  • 1806-09 John Gustin
  • 1809-12 Ephraim Green, Jr.
  • 1812-15 John Linn
  • 1815-18 Daniel Swayze
  • 1818-21 William Darrah
  • 1821-24 Van Cleve Moore
  • 1824-25 George Mushback
  • 1825-28 Benjamin Hamilton
  • 1828-31 Lewis DeCamp
  • 1831-34 Uzal C. Hagerty
  • 1834-37 Alexander Boyles
  • 1837-40 John Broderick
  • 1840-43 George H. McCarter
  • 1843-46 Andrew Shiner
  • 1846-49 Joseph A. Osborn
  • 1849-52 George H. Neldon
  • 1852-55 Frederick Arvis
  • 1855-58 Richard E. Edsall
  • 1858-61 Peter S. Decker
  • 1861-64 Charles Arvis
  • 1864-67 James Smith
  • 1867-70 Jesse Ward
  • 1870-73 Thomas Simonson
  • 1873-79 William Ross
  • 1879-83 William L. Decker
  • 1883-85 Jacob E. Hornbeck
  • 1885-88 J.T. Kays
  • 1888-91 Henry C. Stoll
  • 1891-94 William J. Williams
  • 1894-97 Peter S. Gunderman
  • 1897-00 Joseph C. Andress
  • 1900-01 John N. Hotalin
  • 1901-06 Joseph C. Andress
  • 1906-08 Judson Kilpatrick Gunn
  • 1908-11 Joseph C. Andress
  • 1911-12 George N. Harris
  • 1912-16 Edward C. Maines
  • 1916-18 William D. Wilson
  • 1918-22 Israel D. Chardavogne
  • 1922-24 Linus B. Littel
  • 1924-27 B.V. Mackerley
  • 1927-29 Peter H. Lanterman
  • 1929-32 Arthur D. Wilson
  • 1932-35 Claude Paddock
  • 1935-38 Sydney Webster
  • 1938-41 Denton J. Quick
  • 1941-44 Russell Van Atta
  • 1944-47 Clarence Hazen
  • 1947-56 James Skok
  • 1956-84 Gerald “Bucky” Willis
  • 1984-89 Fred Cooper
  • 1989-89 Michael Blahut
  • 1989-10 Robert E. Untig
  • 2011- ____ Michael F. Strada

Sheriff Michael Strada