Sheriff's Office Divisions

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Administration Division

Law Enforcement Division

The law enforcement division consists of 60 Sworn Sheriff's Officers, with County Wide Jurisdiction of over 305 square miles.  Sheriff's Officers assist local police departments, enforce criminal laws relating to fraud at the Somerville Motor Vehicle Commission, conduct prisoner transports, enforce traffic laws, serve civil process, execute warrants, transport inmates to court hearings and State Prison,  and provide court security for Superior Court Judges at the County Courthouse.

Corrections Division


Administration Division

  • Project Life Saver - Project Lifesaver  has completed over 1,000  Successful Search & Rescue Missions  for Wandering Victims Of Alzheimer's Disease, Autism, Down syndrome and related dementia type Disorders.  All persons were found using Project Lifesaver at a 100% recovery rate. All persons were found alive and returned home. Project Lifesaver uses electronic tracking systems to locate the patient during a wandering incident. Project Lifesaver is not a passive bracelet with a toll free number. Such bracelets do not locate the patient, they provide information about the patient once they are located and someone calls the number. Many times, wandering incidents end tragically because the individual is not found quickly enough. Project Lifesaver has been successful because it actually locates the person quickly , before it is too late. The difference between a passive ID bracelet and an active tracking device is paramount to locating the person fast enough to save a life. Project Lifesaver brochure.

  • School Resource Officer - Our program has been designed to take a proactive role in reducing incidents of drug and alcohol abuse, delinquency, youth violence, as well as, other issues affecting the educational environment and impacting our community. This will be accomplished through a joint effort between the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and the Somerset County School System, with our focus on education, prevention, open communication, and information sharing. School Resource brochure. 

Law Enforcement Division

The law enforcement division consists of 60 Sworn Sheriff's Officers, with County Wide Jurisdiction of over 305 square miles.  Sheriff's Officers assist local police departments, enforce criminal laws relating to fraud at the Somerville Motor Vehicle Commission, conduct prisoner transports, enforce traffic laws, serve civil process, execute warrants, transport inmates to court hearings and State Prison,  and provide court security for Superior Court Judges at the County Courthouse.

  • Court Operations -

  • Investigations

    • Investigations 

      • The objective of our criminal investigations unit is to investigate crimes and disorderly persons offenses that may occur within the organization's jurisdiction. Our unit also conducts background investigations.  Investigators collect information about an individual from a variety of sources and report factual information. Our Administration compiles the reports from our investigators and assesses the information to determine if a prospective employee should be hired or if a contractor or volunteer should be allowed certain access to our county facility. Success or failure is related closely to the investigators ability to conduct a thorough and complete investigation.

    • Warrant Investigations 

      • The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit handles a number of different types of arrest warrants to be executed by our officers.  These may include Domestic Relations (child support) Domestic Violence, Violation of Probation, Juvenile, Superior Courts, District Courts, Fugitive Warrants, State Parole Warrants and Military Desertion Warrants. 

    • Evidence 

      • Evidence collected at crime scenes provides the true testimonial and critical link to prove a defendant’s guilt or innocence. It also enables a court of law to recreate the events prior to, during and following the commission of the act. Consequently, Sheriff’s Office Investigators are charged with the responsibility to collect, preserve, and account for evidence. 

  • LO/JACK Unit - Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano has announced a new partnership with the Lo/Jack Corporation, a premier worldwide provider of wireless tracking and recovery systems for mobile assets. Lo/Jack created the stolen vehicle recovery category 18 years ago and has earned a 90 percent recovery rate, which translated over the years into more than $2 billion in recovered assets globally. Lo/Jack is currently operable in 25 countries throughout the world, as well as 22 states and the District of Columbia within the U.S. The Lo/Jack system is based on proven radio frequency technology that is highly covert and highly effective. The Sheriff’s Office will work closely with other law enforcement agencies to recover stolen assets.

  • Motor Vehicle Commission -

  • Prisoner Transportation