Welcome to Salem County NJ

Located in the heart of the Northeast Corridor, Salem County is the Gateway to New Jersey. Visit us and Discover the Possibilities that exist in our County. I consider it an honor to serve as Freeholder Director. This website is another step toward making Salem County government open, accessible and responsible, one of my key priorities.

Julie A. Acton
Julie A. Acton Message from Julie A. Acton, Director, Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders:
Welcome to the Salem County website.  On behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, I encourage residents, visitors, and business’ to explore the many resources, programs, and services Salem County government offers.  You will find useful information; documents and forms to download; links to various government entities; and news announcements.  We are honored to have qualified and dedicated employees who provide friendly and exceptional service to those we serve.  Salem County is a wonderful place to live, work, and visit. I consider it an honor to serve the residents of this great county as your Freeholder Director.  This website serves as another avenue toward this Administration’s priorities: making Salem County government open, accessible, and responsible.
Economic Resource Guidediscover salem county website logo

 

Swift 911

Facebook Feed

Sgt. Elliot Hernandez, Sr. Inv. James Gillespie, Inv. Jessica Venello, and Inv. Nicholas Efelis all of the Prosecutor's Office, received the Prosecutor's Office Recognition Award at the recent Salem County Law Enforcement Recognition Award Ceremony.

The tireless work of Sgt. Elliot Hernandez, Sr. Inv. James Gillespie, Inv. Jessica Venello, and Inv. Nicholas Efellis quickly resolved the investigation and charged a subject. The investigators maintained incredible focus and professionalism in the face of such a horrific incident and are commended for their actions. Their actions are a credit to themselves, the Salem County Prosecutor's Office, and the Salem County law enforcement community.

CONGRATULATIONS SGT. ELLIOT HERNANDEZ!
CONGRATULATIONS SR. INV. JAEMS GILLESPIE!
CONGRATULATIONS INV. JESSICA VENELLO!
CONGRATULATIONS INV. NICHOLAS EFELIS!
... See MoreSee Less

Sgt. Darryl Saunders, Prosecutor's Office, and Det. Michael Pelura, Salem City Police Dept., received the Prosecutor's Office Recognition Award at the recent Salem County Law Enforcement Recognition Awards Ceremony.

Det. Pelura and Sgt. Saunders were assigned to investigate a crime and successfully charged two subjects for their involvement. As a result of this incident, additional incidents took place and the detectives continued to work the investigation, targeting subjects suspected in the other incidents and several key arrest were made during the course of the investigation. Their dedicated efforts resulted in the arrest of three subjects to bring resolution to the one of Salem City's most violent periods in recent memory.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SGT. DARRYL SAUNDERS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO DET. MICHAEL PELURA!
... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government added a new photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Sr. Inv. Amanda Ray-DiGregorio, Prosecutor's Office, received the Prosecutor's Office Recognition Award at the recent Salem County Law Enforcement Recognition Awards Ceremony.

Sr. Inv. Amanda Ray-DiGregorio developed and implemented a countywide operation which yielded the charging and arrests of nearly a dozen individuals. The work of coordinating the operation by Sr. Inv. Ray-DiGregorio lead to a successful operation. The actions of Sr. Inv.. Ray-Digregorio are a credit to herself, the Salem County Prosecutor's Office, and the Salem County law enforcement community.

CONGRATULATIONS SR. INV. AMANDAY RAY-DIGREGORIO!
... See MoreSee Less

Did You Know Series....
Do you know what the James A. McManus Officer of the Year Award is about?

A brief history about the James A. McManus Award: Chief James A. McManus began his Law Enforcement career in 1951 as a member of the New Jersey Sate Police for nine years. During this time he was stationed in Woodstown, Malaga, Port Norris, and the NJ Turnpike.

In 1959, Prosecutor Thomas L. Smith selected McManus to be the first chief of County Detectives in Salem County's history. Chief McManus brought to his position, for thirty years, the highest level of enthusiasm, honor, and dedication which was recognized by the citizens, public officials, and law enforcement officers of Salem County. Chief McManus retired in 1989 and sadly passed in July 1990 at the age of 62. The Officer of the Year Award is dedicated to Chief McManus in acknowledgement of his unwavering enthusiasm, exemplary honor, and tireless dedication to the law enforcement profession.
... See MoreSee Less

Deputy Chief Tim Haslett, Prosecutor's Office, recently received the 2014 James A. McManus Officer of the Year Award presented at the Salem County Law Enforcement Recognition Awards Ceremony.

Deputy Chief Haslett's exemplary performance during 2014 merits receipt of this prestigious award. In addition to performing the duties of Deputy Chief, the duties of Tactical Team Commander and handling of sensitive high profile cases, Deputy Chief Haslett continued to oversee and serves as the principle tactical instructor for countywide law enforcement training. He has overseen the tactical training, active shooter training and street operations training for all law enforcement officers in Salem County for over the past decade. He developed and implemented the Basic Tactical Training program which has resulted in over 60 law enforcement officers being trained in tactical operations. Furthermore, Deputy Chief Haslet was responsible for developing and conducting active shooter training in all Salem County school districts and for the training of 110 officers in active shooter tactics. In addition to the myriad of contributions made by Deputy Chief Haslett in 2014, he has investigated or supervised every homicide and major crime in Salem County in the past decade. Regardless of the assignment, he exhibits the highest level of integrity and work ethic by conducting fair investigations that insure justice is served, while maintaining a safe environment for the citizens of Salem County, as well as the officer who protect them.

Deputy Chief Timothy Haslett is to be commended for his outstanding efforts in 2014, which resulted in him being named 2014 Officer of the Year!

CONGRATULATIONS DEPUTY CHIEF TIM HASLETT!
... See MoreSee Less

Woodstown July 4th Parade ... See MoreSee Less

Salem County Government shared Salem County Veterans Services's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

As we celebrate Independence day, we also recognize current military personnel and our veterans for protecting our safety. Thank you for your service. Our Freeholder Board salutes you.

The Freeholder Board and the county employees would like to wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July. We hope you enjoy America's Independence Day! ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome to those who recently "Liked" our page…. Please help us reach 1,000 Likes by asking your friends to like our page! ... See MoreSee Less

All non-essential county offices will be closed today, July 3, 2015, in observance of Independence Day, the July 4th holiday. Please visit our offices on Monday, July 6th during regular business hours. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out this offer from Cowtown Rodeo! ... See MoreSee Less

Senior Farm Market Vouchers! Share this information with the "Seniors" in your life! ... See MoreSee Less

Senior Farm Market Vouchers Available Now!

Congratulations to Sgt. Rob Hans, SO Ian Todd, SO Micah Warren, and CO Andrew Hecksher on your recent award! Undersheriff Warren Mabey and Undersheriff John Cuzzupe are pictured with the honorees. ... See MoreSee Less

Corrections Officer Andrew Hecksher, Sheriff's Office/ Corrections K-9 Unit, received the Salem County Sheriff's Office Specialized Unit Award at the recent Salem County Law Enforcement Recognition Awards Ceremony.

CO Hecksher has been a K-9 handler since 2013 and has handled a specialized bloodhound canine dog. CO Hecksher is routinely called upon for his expertise in K-9 related matters as it pertains to tracking bloodhounds by a multitude of law enforcement agencies and is recognized for his knowledge of K-9 bloodhound related matters.

CO Hecksher is a credit to himself, the Salem County Sheriff's Office/ Corrections and the Salem County law enforcement community.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CO ANDREW HECKSHER!
... See MoreSee Less