Officer Recruitment

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It's not just a job, it's a career!

Our Mission

The Mission of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office is to provide a full spectrum of Corrections, Law Enforcement and Court Services so that our community continues to grow and progress as a safe and secure place to live, work and visit.


Our tomorrow embraces a new standard of excellence in jail management operations. Through extraordinary leadership, superior staff and a willing and involved community — lives will change for the better..


P reparing future leaders
E ngaging everyone in the process
O ptimizing our strengths
P articipating in collaborative team work 
L eading by example
E mbracing Change

Law Enforcement Bureau

  • Bureau of Identification
  • Civil Process
  • Community Deputy Program
  • Community Response Team
  • Community Services
  • Court Security
  • Investigations
  • K-9
  • Lojack
  • MVC Security
  • Patrol Operations
  • Project Lifesaver
  • School Resource Officer Program
  • Traffic Operations
  • Training Services:
    • Gang and Terrorism Unit
    • Anti- Bullying
  • Transportation

Corrections Bureau

  • Emergency Response Team
  • Food Services
  • Gang Identification
  • Health Services
  • Inmate Services
  • Inmate Work Detail
  • Security Operations
  • Transportation 

Requirements &  Selection Criteria

  • Age Requirement:
    • 21 for Law Enforcement
    • 18 for Corrections
  • Background Investigation
  • Good Moral Character & Reputation
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Medical Examination & Drug Screening
  • Oral Interview Process
  • Personal & Criminal History Screening
  • Psychological Screening
  • U.S. Citizenship (for Law Enforcement)
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Competitive Salary
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Health & Dental Programs
  • Law Enforcement Academy
  • Paid Holidays
  • 25-Year Retirement Program


For specific employment opportunities please contact:
Somerset County Human Resources
Phone:   908-231-7120
Fax:        908-575-9309

Somerset County is an Equal Opportunity Employer