Dec 30, 2022
PUBLIC NOTICEThe Sussex County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices.
Jul 26, 2022
Promotions to Supervising Public Safety Telecommunicators
Sussex County Sheriff Michael F. Strada and Sussex County Communications Director Mark Rozek announce the promotion of Shannon Quinn and Brian Cannon to the position of Supervising Public Safety Telecommunicator
Jul 20, 2022
Sussex County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers
Lake Hopatcong Hit and Run Information Needed
May 2, 2022
Sussex County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers and the Sparta Township Police Department are Seeking Information Pertaining to Multiple Biased Criminal Mischief Complaints
Mar 5, 2022
Sussex County Sheriff Mike Strada urges whistleblowers and family members to report senior abuse at nursing homes
Nov 13, 2021
Thank You First Responders
Jun 21, 2021
Sussex County Sheriff’s Office K9 Nutmeg and Detective Young attend the National Police Bloodhound Association Seminar and receive certification
Jun 15, 2021
Sussex County Sheriff Michael F. Strada Commissions the Sussex Technical School’s Graphic Arts Class to Design New Logo for Rescue Vehicle
Jun 2, 2021
Sussex County Sheriff’s Office Hires Five New Officers
May 18, 2021
Upcoming sheriff’s sale of assets
Hudson Black Inc. v. Arley Farms
Nov 18, 2020
Sheriff’s Detective Corporal Promoted
Scott Haggerty, from the Bureau of Law Enforcement, was recently promoted to sergeant.
Apr 23, 2020
Sheriff’s K9 receives donated vest
Sussex County Sheriff’s Office K9 Nutmeg has received a donation of body armor.
Apr 20, 2020
SCSO joins county in mourning the passing of Undersheriff Tomasula
He passed away following a courageous battle with cancer.
Jan 17, 2020
Do not fall for this latest scam threatening arrest for unpaid debts.
Jan 8, 2020
Fifth graders graduate from L.E.A.D.
Students from the Marian McKeown Elementary School attended the program.
Jan 2, 2020
Two more towns sign on for dispatching services
Wantage and Sussex Borough enter into an agreement with the Sussex County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Communications Services.
Nov 6, 2019
Corporal Mark Vogel graduates FEMA Executive Academy
The deputy emergency management coordinator attended FEMA’s National Emergency Management Executive Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.
Sep 14, 2019
Crime Stoppers 5K/12K race results
Join the race against crime on September 14, 2019 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.
Aug 21, 2019
Crime Stoppers 5K/12K Run to be held September 14
Aug 2, 2019
Sheriff’s officer receives the Meritorious Service Award
Sergeant Erich Olsen was honored for his heroic actions.
Jul 11, 2019
Additional award announced by Sheriff Strada for safe return of missing Seeing Eye dog
This brings the total reward to $6,000.
May 24, 2019
Sheriff Strada seeks guidance from attorney general on Gov. Murphy’s sanctuary state scheme
In a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Sheriff Strada laid out his opposition to Governor Phil Murphy’s sanctuary state scheme.
May 20, 2019
Sheriff presents life saving award to sheriff’s officer and state trooper
Recipients were Sergeant John Gray of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office and New Jersey State Police Trooper Victor Cabrera-Bonilla.
Apr 1, 2019
New sheriff’s K-9 team graduates training academy
Sheriff Michael F. Strada is pleased to announce the recent graduation of a new sheriff’s K-9 team.
Mar 25, 2019
New officers sworn in, celebrating reading, 8th grade jail tour and active shooter civilian response training.
Sep 15, 2018
View the race results.
Aug 14, 2018
Crime Stoppers 5K/12K Run to be held September 15
Join the race against crime on September 15, 2018 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.
Aug 7, 2018
Sergeant named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
Sergeant Krista Galante was named the 2018 New Jersey JSMART (Judicial Security Management Response Team) Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
Jul 2, 2018
Bureau of Law Enforcement welcomes three new officers
Three recruits successfully graduated from the Morris County Police Academy.
Apr 10, 2018
Cub Scouts tour 911 Communications Center
Members of Cub Scout, Den 5 of the Hampton Pack 96 Troop recently toured the communications facility.
Jan 22, 2018
Sheriff’s Office warns of jury duty telephone scam
This scam involves a threat of arrest for not appearing for jury duty as summoned.
Jan 18, 2018
Bureau of Law Enforcement promotes two officers
Two staff members from the Bureau of Law Enforcement were recently promoted.
Dec 6, 2017
SCSO raises $5,000 during No-Shave November
$5,000.00 has been raised by the SCSO and will be utilized to support cancer prevention, research and education.
Oct 25, 2017
Bureau of Corrections promotes three officers
Three corrections officers were recently promoted.
Oct 12, 2017
Crime Stoppers offers $6,000 reward
Police seek information about diner vandalism.
Sep 16, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
Sergeant Andrew Boden promoted to the rank of lieutenant
Lieutenant Boden serves the Bureau of Corrections.
Jun 30, 2017
Crime Stoppers 5K/12K Run to be held September 16
Join the race against crime on September 16, 2017 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds
May 10, 2017
Bureau of Corrections recent academy graduates
Four recruits successfully graduated from the Morris County Police Academy.
May 1, 2017
Special Operations Group participates in truck pull
The SOG broke the last reported record on the truck pull.
Apr 3, 2017
2017 Bureau of Corrections awards day
The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Corrections held its first annual awards day on March 30, 2017.
Feb 16, 2017
Public safety telecommunicators exercise the “hot site”
Backup facility provides for completely redundant emergency communications capabilities.
Dec 7, 2016
SCSO raises over $3,000 during No-Shave November
$3,350.00 has been raised by the SCSO and will be utilized to assist cancer patients and fund education about cancer prevention.
Nov 2, 2016
SCSO participates in No-Shave November
Pardon our appearance…
Oct 12, 2016
SCSO mourns the passing of search & rescue K-9
K-9 Blaze had an 8-year career with the sheriff’s office.
Sep 17, 2016
Sep 9, 2016
TRIAD law enforcement seminar to be held in October
This seminar has been cancelled due to lower than usual attendance this year.
Sep 7, 2016
New promotions within the Bureau of Law Enforcement
Three staff members from the Bureau of Law Enforcement were recently promoted.
Sergeant Paul Reiher retires from Bureau of Corrections
Sheriff Strada announces the retirement of the 23-year veteran.
Sep 2, 2016
Crime Stoppers 5K/12K Run to be held September 17
Join the race against crime on September 17, 2016 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.
Aug 3, 2016
Sussex County TRIAD distributes 1,000th wristband
Sheriff Michael F. Strada announces program milestone.
Jul 1, 2016
Sheriff Strada announces Bureau of Corrections promotions
Seven staff members from the Bureau of Corrections were recently promoted.
May 18, 2016
Two promoted at Sussex County 911 Communication Center
David Korver and Andrea Wehrenberg were recently promoted.
Dec 21, 2015
Sheriff Strada announces promotions
Four staff members from the Bureau of Corrections were recently promoted.
Dec 12, 2015
Corrections personnel honored for saving inmate’s life
Officers and nurses act quickly to help inmate in cardiac distress.
Oct 7, 2015
Seniors are invited to attend this free event in Branchville on October 30, 2015.
Jul 4, 2015
Sheriff Strada graduates FBI program
He graduated from the FBI National Academy Program’s 260th session held in Quantico, Virginia.
May 1, 2015
Medical co-pay policy implemented for inmates
A ten dollar fee per physician or dentist visit will be required.
Apr 2, 2015
Sheriff’s office participates in World Autism Awareness Day
On April 2, 2015 the sheriff’s Facebook page and website are “going blue” to show support for Light It Up Blue on World Autism Awareness Day.
Feb 13, 2015
Three sheriff’s corrections officers graduate academy with honors
The officers spent 15 weeks at the Passaic County Police Academy.
Jan 23, 2015
Vernon man arrested attempting to defraud drug test
Arrested: Christopher J. Fiorenza, age 25, of Vernon Township, NJ.
Nov 21, 2014
Sheriff Strada hires four new sheriff’s officers
Four new sheriff’s officers have been hired for the Bureau of Law Enforcement.
Oct 20, 2014
Sheriff's officers arrest Andover man for DWI
Arrested: Christopher J. Carey, age 60, of Andover, NJ.
Sep 11, 2014
Seniors are invited to attend this free event in Branchville on October 3, 2014.
Sep 6, 2014
Crime Stoppers 5K/10K Race Results
Aug 22, 2014
Crime Stoppers 5K/10K Run to be held September 6
Join the race against crime on September 6, 2014 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.
Jul 24, 2014
Sheriff's detectives, looking for fugitive, find drugs instead
Arrested: Daniel J. Marks, age 26, of Wantage Township, NJ.
Jun 30, 2014
Jail facility gets seal of approval following inspection
The Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility was found to be 100% compliant with state requirements.
Jun 13, 2014
New honor guard formed
The unit is made up of corrections officers.
May 1, 2014
Sheriff Strada presents awards to officers
Four members of the sheriff’s office were recently recognized for their service.
Drug money used to purchase new sheriff’s K-9
Sheriff Michael F. Strada is pleased to announce the arrival of K-9 Kilo.
Apr 23, 2014
SCSO to participate in Child Support Amnesty Week
Amnesty runs from Monday, April 28 through Saturday, May 3, 2014.
Apr 10, 2014
New TRIAD senior wristband program debuts
Sheriff Michael F. Strada is pleased to announce a new program being offered to senior citizens in our county.
Mar 28, 2014
Five staff members from the Bureau of Corrections were recently promoted.
Mar 24, 2014
Sheriff’s detective promoted to sergeant
John Lindquist was promoted on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Mar 12, 2014
Newton man arrested for bringing marijuana with him to court
Arrested: Emmet Emery Norman, Jr., age 49, of Newton, NJ.
Mar 11, 2014
Narcotics distributor arrested in Frankford Township
Arrested: Kenneth Wilkins, age 23, of Branchville, Steven Pierce, age 36, formerly of Stillwater Township and Joseph Selobyt, age 45, of Frankford Township, NJ.
Jan 2, 2014
Hampton Township man arrested in Fredon for possession of marijuana
Arrested: Cory M. Mendola, age 21, of Hampton Township, NJ.
Motor vehicle stop in Frankford results in passenger’s arrest for drugs
Arrested: Alfred E. Bremel, age 18, of Wantage, NJ.
About the impending winter storm from OEM
The Office of Emergency Management has put out an advisory regarding the impending winter storm.
Sep 24, 2013
Seniors are invited to attend this free event in Branchville on October 25, 2013.
Woman arrested in Newton on Paterson warrants
Arrested: Natasha McCoy, age 31, of Hamburg, NJ.
Sep 23, 2013
Andover Township probationer arrested
Arrested: Courtney Leigh Devito, age 20, of Andover Township, NJ
Sep 22, 2013
USMC deserter arrested at courthouse
Arrested: Steven Moyet, age 27, of Hamburg, NJ.
Sep 13, 2013
DWI arrest in Wantage
Arrested: Kurt A. Takach, age 45, of Montague, NJ.
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 9, 2013
Driver using cell phone leads to DWI arrest
Arrested: David M. Ireland, age 32, of Augusta, NJ.
Dingmans Ferry woman arrested for DWI in Frankford Township
Arrested: Jamie L. Zita, age 26, of Dingmans Ferry, PA.
Drunk driver leaves scene of accident, breaks down
Arrested: Joseph S. Selobyt Jr, age 44, of Branchville, NJ.
Probationer arrested by sheriff’s officer
Arrested: Angel N. Robles, age 21, of Vernon, NJ
Man arrested at courthouse in Newton
Arrested: Shawn Guerrero, age 28, of Landing, NJ
Aug 19, 2013
NY man arrested in Sparta for DWI
Arrested: Jonathon Sung Back, age 19, of New City, NY.
Aug 18, 2013
Sheriff’s officers arrest woman at state fair
Arrested: Quintia Dessau, age 29, formerly of Dorchester, MA.
Aug 13, 2013
Crackdown on drunk drivers to begin
The sheriff’s office will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols from August 16 to September 2, 2013.
Aug 1, 2013
Sheriff’s detective and officer arrest two in Newton
Arrested: Charity Thompson, age 20 and Kevin J. Curran Jr., age 47, both of Newton, NJ.
Jul 19, 2013
Crime Stoppers 5K/10K Run to be held September 7
Join the race against crime on September 7, 2013 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.
Jul 2, 2013
Sheriff’s office arrests 31 in statewide nonsupport sweep
The sweep, carried out in most New Jersey counties, tracks down parents with outstanding warrants for failure to pay child support.
Jun 28, 2013
Sheriff’s officer arrests couple at Vernon home
Jun 5, 2013
Local organization names sheriff’s corporal “Officer of the Year”
Corporal Daniel Storey received the recognition from the Knights of Columbus.
May 6, 2013
Sheriff Strada attends FBI leadership training
Strada recently attended a dynamic, intensive and challenging five-day program in Virginia.
May 1, 2013
Upcoming foreclosure involving multiple parcels
A total of five parcels will be sold at public sale on May 15, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
Apr 8, 2013
Drug paraphernalia discovered on prisoner during transport
Arrested: Shannon H. Foley, age 22, of Newton and Herbert W. Whitesell III, age 31, of Frankford Township, NJ.
Mar 22, 2013
Stanhope man arrested in probation department
Arrested: Robert Wilson, age 24, of Stanhope, NJ.
Mar 18, 2013
Sheriff’s detectives arrest wantage man
Arrested: Michael Moeller, age 50, of Wantage Township, NJ.
Mar 13, 2013
Richard Gannon vs Lauren Russell
Mar 4, 2013
Sheriff's personnel honored by New Jersey Judiciary
Capt. George Kately and Lt. Lawrence Beller receive recognition in new “Courthouse Kudos” program.
Woman arrested with marijuana in Woodbourne Park
Arrested: Christina J. Woodruff, age 22, of Franklin Borough, NJ.
Feb 25, 2013
Man arrested in probation department
Arrested: Michael Bollen, age 23, of Sussex, NJ.
Feb 5, 2013
Newton teenagers arrested for DWI
Arrested: Katie D. Herburger and Jessica M. Lemasson, both age 19, both of Newton, NJ.
Jan 30, 2013
Upcoming sheriff's sale of assets
Jan 26, 2013
Winter fire safety
With the cold weather upon us, Fire Marshal Joseph Inga provides timely information about staying safe.
Jan 24, 2013
Multiple arrests made in probation department
Arrested: David Brunt, age 24, of Byram and Chaine D. Brantley, age 33, of Franklin, NJ.
Jan 15, 2013
Sheriff's detectives apprehend fugitive in Lafayette
Arrested: Raymond Babcock, age 41, of Lafayette, NJ.
Jan 14, 2013
Convicted murderer faces new charges
Arrested: Giuseppe Tedesco, age 27, of Hopatcong, NJ.
Dec 26, 2012
Disabled motor vehicle leads to drug arrest
Arrested: Joseph F. Zalewski, age 19, and Mackenzie S. Healy, age 19, both of Newton, NJ.
Sheriff's officers arrest Wantage man for DWI
Arrested: Gerard J. Pollastro, age 40, of Wantage Township, NJ.
Sheriff's officer arrests man at courthouse
Arrested: John C. McCurdy, age 35, of Dover, NJ.
Traffic stop leads to warrant arrest
Arrested: Jenna A. Agens, age 31, of Newton, NJ.
Dec 12, 2012
Sheriff's K-9 assists Hopatcong police at DWI checkpoint
Three drug arrests result from the efforts of K-9 Atlas.
Fugitive jumps out window to evade arrest, captured anyway
Arrested: Russell Decker, age 29, of Sussex Borough, NJ.
Dec 11, 2012
Sheriff's officers arrest two on outstanding warrants
Arrested: Ryan Tucker, age 32, of Hardyston and Ryan Manca, age 30, of West Caldwell, NJ.
Dec 4, 2012
Sheriff&'s officers arrest Franklin man at home
Arrested: George Meyer, age 59, of Franklin, NJ.
Nov 28, 2012
Upcoming sheriff's sales of assets
Two separate sales are scheduled for December.
Nov 14, 2012
Sheriff's office challenged by weather
Sheriff Strada praises the efforts of those involved in preparing for and assisting in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Oct 28, 2012
County shelter to open
The shelter will be open for the duration of Hurricane Sandy as well as after the storm to assist our county residents.
Oct 26, 2012
Two warrant arrests in the probation department
Arrested: James Sanford, age 38, of Stanhope, NJ and Torey Posey, age 34, of Newton, NJ.
Hurricane Sandy and municipal OEM coordinators
View a list of OEM coordinators for all Sussex County towns.
Oct 25, 2012
Warrant arrest in Newton
Arrested: Stacy Spencer, age 48, of Newton, NJ.
Probationer arrested after attempting to defraud drug test
Arrested: Steven I. Nunes, age 34, of Franklin, NJ.
Oct 5, 2012
Sheriff Strada graduates leadership program
Strada recently attended one of the nation’s most respected training opportunities available for sheriffs.
Sep 20, 2012
Andover Township man arrested at DMV
Arrested: Alec S. Bloom, age 19, of Andover Township, NJ.
Sep 6, 2012
Teenager arrested for DWI in Wantage Township
Arrested: Patrick Storey, age 19, of Wantage Township, NJ.
Sep 5, 2012
Stillwater Township woman arrested for DWI
Arrested: Jessica J. Dutzi, age 31, of Stillwater Township, NJ.
Aug 3, 2012
TRIAD law enforcement seminar to be held in September
Seniors are invited to attend this free event in Branchville on September 21, 2012.
Jul 26, 2012
Crime Stoppers 5K/10K Run to be held September 8
Join the race against crime on September 8, 2012 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.
Jul 5, 2012
Sussex County Jail personnel perform evacuation drills
Training exercises were successfully carried out at the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility.
Jun 22, 2012
Sheriff honors officers at awards ceremony
Personnel were recently recognized by Sheriff Strada for exceptional and meritorious service.
Jun 13, 2012
Sheriff nominates Newton youth for leadership program
Jeffrey Chandler will attend the statewide Leadership Excellence Direct Results (LEDR) program in August.
Statewide nonsupport sweep final tally
A total of twenty-three individuals were arrested over the course of the three-day sweep.
Jun 5, 2012
Sheriff's office participates in statewide nonsupport sweep
May 25, 2012
Corrections officers ride to Washington
Officers took part in the 2012 Police Unity Tour and raised funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Hopatcong woman arrested for faking urine test
Arrested: Cheryl E. Semiz, age 19, of Hopatcong, NJ.
Sheriff’s officers arrest woman in Newton
Arrested: Casey Barnett, age 20, of Newton, NJ.
May 15, 2012
Sheriff Strada attends annual senior event
The sheriff addressed a group of over 200 Sussex County seniors at the Older Americans Day celebration.
May 8, 2012
Sparta Woman’s Club hosts Sheriff Strada
Sheriff Strada was a guest speaker at the Sparta Woman’s Club luncheon.
Apr 26, 2012
Fredon Township School D.A.R.E. Graduation
Forty-nine students completed the 10-week program taught by sheriff’s officers.
Apr 20, 2012
Sheriff Strada attends national jail administration program
The week-long training program, sponsored by the Department of Justice, was held in Aurora, Colorado.
Apr 16, 2012
Sheriff's office to participate in countywide drug disposal
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal on April 28, 2012.
Apr 12, 2012
Project Lifesaver receives donation from Division of Senior Services
The monetary donation was used to purchase equipment for the program.
Mar 16, 2012
PA woman arrested for DWI in Frankford Township
Arrested: Tonja Stupke, age 47, of Saylorsburg, PA.
Mar 5, 2012
Four honored for service
Four members of the Bureau of Corrections were recently honored for exceptional and meritorious service.
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Outstanding warrant leads to drug arrest in Sussex Borough
Arrested: Edward D. Reilly, age 41, of Wantage Township, NJ.
Feb 6, 2012
Tip leads to arrests in Crime Stoppers case
Byram QuickChek armed robbery solved.
Dec 21, 2011
Sheriff honors CERT members at holiday gathering
CERT praised for its efforts during the past year’s disasters.
Dec 19, 2011
Suspended driver arrested for possession of CDS
Arrested: Salvatore A. Romano Jr., age 49, of Swartzwood, NJ.
Dec 10, 2011
Traffic stop results in assorted drug charges
Arrested: Benjamin J. Reid, age 19, of Branchville, NJ.
Nov 10, 2011
Sussex County Prescription Drug Disposal Day
Get rid of unused/outdated prescription drugs on Saturday, November 12, 2011.
Oct 26, 2011
Pennsylvania man arrested at MVC
Arrested: Nelson O. Guerrero, age 21, of Selinsgrove, PA.
Oct 14, 2011
Woman arrested for attempting to fake drug test
Arrested: Theresa Lavin, age 27, of Sussex Borough, NJ.
Oct 13, 2011
Couple arrested at MVC for outstanding warrants
Arrested: David J. Reshke, age 35, of Netcong, NJ and Courtney E. Kieffer, age 23, of Newton, NJ.
Oct 12, 2011
Woman arrested after driving to MVC with suspended license
Arrested: Christina Talmadge, age 34, of Montague Township, NJ.
Oct 7, 2011
Man arrested at courthouse for attempting to fake drug test
Arrested: Brian L. Dippel, age 20, of Sparta Township, NJ.
Oct 6, 2011
Whoops...burglary suspect leaves driver's license behind
Arrested: Owen R. Cox, age 24, of Andover Boro, NJ.
Oct 5, 2011
Couple arrested for outstanding warrants at probation department
Arrested: Joseph C. Baesler, age 33, of Sussex Boro, NJ and Melody Neale, age 26, of Milford, PA.
Sep 9, 2011
Sheriff's office participates in statewide DWI enforcement grant
The sheriff's office's participation in this enforcement effort concluded with five arrests for DWI and another seven arrests for drug offenses.
Sep 6, 2011
Sheriff's K-9 search results in seizure of heroin brick
Arrested: Christopher Kotz, age 30 and Johnathan DeLucchi, age 23, both of Hopatcong, NJ.
Jul 19, 2011
The sweep, carried out in all 21 New Jersey counties, tracks down parents with outstanding warrants for failure to pay child support.