Welcome to Salem County NJ

All County Non-Essential Offices will be closed Friday July 3rd in observance of the July 4th Holiday. Offices will be open on Monday July 6th at normal operating times.

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.
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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!
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Sheriff Officer Micah Warren, Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, received the Salem County Sheriff's Office Specialized Unit Award at the recent Salem County Law Enforcement Recognition Ceremony.

SO Warren has been a patrol/ narcotics canine dog handler since 2013. SO Warren is routinely called upon for his expertise in K-9 related matters by a multitude of law enforcement agencies and is recognized for his outstanding knowledge of K-9 related matters.

SO Warren is a credit to himself, the Salem County Sheriff's Office, and the Salem County law enforcement community.

CONGRATULATIONS SO MICAH WARREN!
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Sheriff's Officer Ian Todd, Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, received the Salem County Sheriff's Office Specialized Unit Award at the recent Salem County Law Enforcement Recognition Award Ceremony.

SO Todd has served as a K-9 handler since 2011. During that time SO Todd has handled two different canine partners including an explosive/ patrol dog and a narcotic detecting dog. SO Todd is routinely called upon for his expertise in K-9 related matters by a multitude of law enforcement agencies and is recognized for his outstanding knowledge of K-9 related matters.

SO Todd is a credit to himself, the Salem County Sheriff's Office and the Salem County law enforcement community.

CONGRATULATIONS SO IAN TODD!
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Sgt. Rob Hans, Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, received the Salem County Sheriff's Office Specialized Unit Award at the recent Salem County Law Enforcement Recognition Awards Ceremony.

Sgt. Hans has been a K-9 handler, as well as the supervisor of the Unit since 2003. He has handled several different canine partners including explosive detecting dogs, patrol dogs, and narcotic detecting dogs. Sgt. Hans is a recognized K-9 instructor and has conducted numerous instructional classes, is routinely called upon for his expertise in K-9 related matters by a multitude of law enforcement agencies, and is recognized for his outstanding knowledge of K-9 related matters.

Sgt. Han is a credit to himself, the Salem County Sheriff's Office, and the Salem County law enforcement community.

CONGRATULATIONS SGT. ROB HANS!
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Investigator Richard Ware, Prosecutor's Office, received the Meritorious Service Award with Valor at the recent Salem County Law Enforcement Recognition Awards Ceremony. The Valor represents if some degree of hazard to life and/or limb of the nominee, or where death or injury to a 3rd party is prevented.

"The actions of Inv. Ware are a credit to herself, the Salem County Prosecutor's Office, and the Salem County law enforcement community."

CONGRATULAITONS INV. RICHARD WARE!
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Investigator Jessica Venello, Prosecutor's Office, received the Meritorious Service Award at the Salem County Law Enforcement Recognition Awards Ceremony.
"The actions of Inv. Venello are a credit to herself, the Salem County Prosecutor's Office, and the Salem County law enforcement community."

CONGRATULATIONS INV. JESSICA VENELLO!
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Sgt. Doug Bell, Sheriff's Office, recently received the "Exceptional Duty Award" at the Salem County Chief's Award Ceremony.

Sgt. Bell was recognized for going above and beyond his normal scope of duties to research, develop, and then successfully implement and upgrade the camera surveillance system for the entire Salem County Complex. This labor intensive process and Sgt. Bell's dedication to this surveillance upgrade was instrumental in aiding in a number of different type of events including solving a few investigations. Sgt. Bell's knowledge and technical expertise was relied upon for this major project to be initiated and completed.

CONGRATULATIONS SGT. DOUG BELL!
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PST Stephen Turner, Sheriff's Office, received the "2014 Forrest Eichmann Public Safety Telecommunicator Award" at the Salem County Police Chief Award Ceremony.

PST Turner is a stellar employee who has superior radio system knowledge that was extremely beneficial for the recent radio system project where they reprogrammed approximately 1,200 emergency radios county-wide. The project took six months to complete and entailed traveling to each fire, EMS, and police agency. He also assisted with the console radio replacement project and the phasing out Motorola console radios and replacing them with the new Telex radios. He is relied upon on numerous occasions to fix glitches in the radio system and provides assistance to the first responders in the field. The Forrest Eichmann award is very fitting for Steve Turner because Like Mr. Eichmann, Steve is not intimidated to take on any project for the good of the team. He works well with anyone to achieve a common goal, and he always represents our Communications Division in a very professional manner. He, like Mr. Eichmann, is very dedicated to volunteerism.

CONGRATULATIONS TO PST. STEPHEN TURNER. He is pictured with fellow PST's.
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Did You Know Series:
A few fun mosquito facts as we conclude the National Mosquito Control Awareness Week!

* Only female mosquitoes bite (to obtain the protein necessary for egg development)

* There are approximately 32 species of mosquitoes in Salem County (and 63 species in New Jersey)

* Mosquitoes spread disease such as: dog heartworm, West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalities, Dengue, and more.

Thank you to our Salem County Mosquito Control for sharing this information.
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Did You Know Series....
Ever wonder what the Salem County Mosquito Control does? Today we learned a lot at their Open House!

Population surveillance –
1. Traps set at historical trapping locations.
2. Dead mosquitoes Collected every other day throughout the mosquito season (May – Oct).
3. Brought back to the lab – sort through the by-catch and pull out all the mosquitoes.
4. Mosquitoes are identified to species and counted.
5. All information is entered into an excel spreadsheet and shared with the state for statewide population stats.
6. Species information and numbers (data) tell us a lot about what’s going on in the county as far as nuisance and disease potential.

Disease surveillance –
1. Traps set out at different locations each week through the season.
2. Mosquitoes collected alive.
3. Brought back to the lab and identified to species and “pooled together.”
4. Sent to state lab for testing.

Will you ever look at a mosquito the same way? For more information or to speak to someone about residential inspections contact: 769-3255.
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Did You Know Series...
June 21st-June 27th has been declared National Control Awareness Week. Director Acton presented a certificate at the Salem County Mosquito Control Open House. Thank you to all the staff at the Salem County Mosquito Control for population surveillance, biological control, disease surveillance and testing!
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Don't forget to stop by the Salem County Mosquito Control Open House today (June 25) from 7 am - 2 pm! ... See MoreSee Less