Captain Chris Davies
Captain Chris Davies has been employed by the Bergen County Sheriff's
Office since 1993. He is currently assigned to the Bergen County Jail,
where he oversees all security and custody operations, the facility’s
Security Task Force, Security Threat Group Unit, and serves as the
commander of the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team
(S.E.R.T.), among other administrative duties. Captain Davies also
serves as the officer-in-charge of the Sheriff’s Training and
Re-Direction Team (S.T.A.R.T), a regimented and high intensity summer
program designed to rehabilitate and re-direct juvenile offenders from
Prior to his promotion to Captain in May of 2008, as a Lieutenant he was
assigned full-time to the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute
in Mahwah where he served as the Sheriff’s Office Liaison to the Bergen
County Police Academy, and the lead instructor for all Basic
Corrections Officer Training conducted at the Academy.
Captain Davies holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from John
Jay College, a Master’s Degree in Education from Seton Hall University,
and is a Certified Public Manager. He is also a N.J. Police Training
Commission Certified Academy Instructor, a Physical Conditioning
Instructor, and a Certified Chemical Agent Operator.
Captain Edward Pawson
Captain Edward Pawson has been employed with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office since 1989. He is currently assigned to the Bergen County Jail, where he oversees staff resources, inmate programs, the facility’s Policy Development Unit, Inmate Advocate Office, Drug Rehabilitation Unit, and the Community Release Center.
Prior to his promotion to Captain in June of 2008, he served as the County Work Release Administrator where he coordinated community programs such as Work Release, Sheriff’s Labor Assistance (S.L.A.P.), and Home Custody Monitoring.
Captain Pawson holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bergen Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Individualized Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Master’s Degree in Administrative Sciences from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a Certified Public Manager and holds a certificate in Administrative Sciences and Global Leadership from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a N.J. Police Training Commission Certified Academy Instructor.
Captain John Davis
Captain John Davis has been employed by the Bergen
County Sheriff's Office since 1988. He is currently assigned to the
Sheriff’s Office where he is the Executive Captain.
Captain Davis is responsible for many of the administrative duties of
the Sheriffs Office including all OPRA and discovery requests. He also
directly oversees several units including the Information Technology
Unit, Community Outreach, Special Projects, and the agency’s Special
Operations Group. Captain Davis also serves as the Sheriff’s Office
Counter Terrorism Coordinator and is the liaison for information sharing
within the agency.
Captain Davis started his career as a Corrections Officer. He was
assigned to the K9 Unit in 1990 and in that capacity received over 100
letters of commendation for his work. In 1993 he was transferred to the
Sheriff’s Officer Title. As he was promoted in rank, Captain Davis has
worked in the capacity of Unit Commander for every unit in the Sheriff’s
Officer Title excluding BCI. He is a Certified Public Manager and a
Police Training Commission instructor for K9.
As special project manager Captain Davis has the responsibility of
planning, coordinating, and finishing most projects that the Sheriffs
Office undertakes. He is the agency's liaison with the county's General
Services Office and oversees all construction and repairs as it relates
to our agency. He is responsible for all security clearances within the
Justice Center as well as the maintenance of all vehicles and radio
Captain Davis is also the first Counter-Terrorism Coordinator of the
Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. As Counter-Terrorism Coordinator,
Captain Davis’ responsibilities include communicating with the Bergen
County CT Coordinator and integration into the Department of Justice’s
Joint Terrorism Taskforce and the Department of Homeland Security’s
Urban Areas Security Initiative. He also oversees the dissemination of
any relevant intelligence gleaned through the BCSO’s own BergenTip text
tip program as well as the Jail Information Program.
Captain Donald Filicetti
Captain Donald Filicetti has been with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office since 1988, dedicating 22 years of his life to law enforcement. He spent five years in the Corrections Division as a Corrections Officer before being promoted to Sheriff’s Officer in 1993, where he has worked in various units including Court Security, Civil Process and Special Services.
In 2002, Filicetti was promoted to Sergeant. At that time he was assigned to the “Special Projects Unit” reporting directly to the Chief of the Department where he learned a great deal about all facets of the agency. In 2005 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assumed command of the Court Security Unit.
In 2008, Filicetti was transferred to the Detective Unit as the supervisor in charge of the Investigations Unit as well as Internal Affairs before being promoted to Captain in June 2008. At that time he assumed command of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations where he oversees not only the Investigations/Internal Affairs Unit but also the Warrant Squad and the Crime Scene Unit. Captain Filicetti is a Certified Public Manager, which has helped him develop more effective and efficient management skills through practical training and education.
Captain Kevin Pell
Captain Kevin Pell is an 18-year member of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. He began his career with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office in 1992 as a Corrections Officer at the Bergen County Jail. In addition to various administrative duties, Captain Pell currently oversees the activities of the Sheriff’s Training, Operations, Homeland Security, Court Security, Special Services and Accreditation Units.
Prior to his promotion to Captain in August of 2009, Pell served as a Lieutenant and Unit Commander of several different units including Sheriff’s Operations, the K-9 Unit, the Homeland Security Unit and the Special Services Unit. In addition, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office recently made the commitment to pursue accreditation and Captain Pell was designated as the agency’s Accreditation Manager.
Captain Pell is a Certified Public Manager and certified ASP Baton Instructor. Prior to achieving rank, he served six years as a Trustee on the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Police Benevolent Association (P.B.A.) Local #134 Executive Board. During his career with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, Captain Pell has received numerous awards and commendations. Law enforcement runs in the family – his father is a retired Jersey City Police Sergeant and he has two younger brothers who are also sworn officers.