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.
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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.

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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.

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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

Did You Know Series...

The American Mosquito Control Association reminds the public to practice the THREE D’s of mosquito prevention — Drain, Dress and Defend:
• Drain: Empty out water containers at least once per week
• Dress: Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
• Defend: Properly apply an approved repellent such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon-eucalyptus.

Thank you to our Salem County Mosquito Control for sharing this valuable information!
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The Salem County Freeholder Board will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, June 24th, 4:00 pm in the Old Salem County Court House, 104 Market Street, Salem. The purpose of the meeting will be for a Resolution for a Farmland Preservation Project and any other business that may come before the Board. ... See MoreSee Less

Did You Know Series..... Salem County has a Mosquito Division under our Public Works Department?
The Salem County Mosquito Control performs population surveillance, property inspections, water management, biological control, disease surveillance and testing, and more as a service to all taxpayers. Stay tuned for tips and fun facts.
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Salem County Government updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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

Representatives from South Jersey Young Life presented at the Salem County Freeholder Board Meeting, June 17th. Representatives included: Al Allman, Paul Langely, Darren Shelburne (Director of South Jersey Young Life). Young Life is a world-class youth organization that started in 1940 in Dallas TX and is coming to Salem County in the fall of 2015. Their mission: Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. ... See MoreSee Less

Loren Chard led the Pledge of Allegiance at the June 17th Freeholder meeting. Mr. Chard is a US AIr Force Veteran, PFC, 1949-1950. Thank you for your service. ... See MoreSee Less

Freeholder Director Julie Acton and Salem City Mayor Charles Washington were participating in the 2015 SWAG in Salem on Saturday. Pictures courtesy of: Timeless Photographs by BJ Ayars. ... See MoreSee Less

Our "Salem County Salutes Our Armed Forces Enlistees" Ceremony concluded with refreshments, graciously donated.

Thank you again to the parents, school personnel, military recruiters, veterans, all those who took part in the ceremony. Most importantly, we salute you our future soldiers.

This concludes our pictures from the ceremony.
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