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Bureau of Corrections promotes three officers

Three corrections officers were recently promoted.

Sheriff Michael F. Strada is pleased to announce the promotions of three officers within the Bureau of Corrections.


Corrections Officer James Aumick has been promoted to the rank of corporal. He is a 1998 graduate of Wallkill Valley Regional High School and lifelong resident of Sussex County. A 15-year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Corporal Aumick began his law enforcement career in September 2002 when he was hired by the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer. Corporal Aumick is a graduate of the Passaic County Police Academy Basic County Corrections Officer Training Class of 2003. A dedicated employee to the County of Sussex, Corporal Aumick has been assigned to the Sheriff’s SLAP/SWAP program for the past six years and is very well respected in our communities for his dedicated service to this program. Corporal Aumick has also been used and will continue to be used for many of our emergency operations here at the jail. He will remain assigned to the SLAP/SWAP Program.


Corrections Officer Todd Blohm has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Sergeant Blohm was hired in 2009 and attended Passaic County Police Academy. He is a member of the bureau’s Special Operations Group and actively assists with a variety of specialized tasks. Sergeant Blohm has been awarded the Meritorious Service Award, and was also named Employee of the Month in June of 2016. Sergeant Blohm’s professionalism, work ethic and leadership abilities are an asset to the department and we wish him the best of luck as he embarks on a new phase of his career.


Corrections Officer Sean Long has been promoted to the rank of corporal. Corporal Long is a graduate of Port Jervis High School and also a graduate of Sussex County Community College with an associate’s degree in criminal justice. A 15-year veteran of the Bureau of Corrections, Corporal Long began his law enforcement career in September 2002 when he was hired by the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer. Corporal Long is a graduate of the Passaic County Police Academy Basic County Corrections Officer Training Class of 2004. Corporal Long has received numerous commendations throughout his career including one in 2011 where Corporal Long’s lifesaving skills contributed to an inmate surviving a suicide attempt. Corporal Long’s professional abilities and his attention to detail has resulted over the years in the numerous findings and prevention of contraband in our facility.



Pictured from left to right: Corporal James Aumick, Sergeant Todd Blohm, Corporal Sean Long, Sheriff Michael F. Strada.