The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is the largest law enforcement agency in all of Bergen County. The BCSO provides a wide variety of functions for all 70 municipalities in Bergen County and each of its more than 900,000 residents.


The Sheriff’s Office is tasked with administering a vast array of facilities and services. It manages the Bergen County Jail, a 1,200 bed state-of-the-art correctional facility housing both pre-trial and sentenced inmates as well as individuals who have violated US immigration laws as part of an agreement with the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Division of the Department of Homeland Security.

The BCSO is responsible for ensuring the safe operation of the courts at the Bergen County Justice Center, an essential component of the New Jersey judicial system which sees more than 1 million visitors each year. The Crime Scene Unit of the BCSO’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation provides advanced forensic analysis and on-site evidence collection for every law enforcement agency in Bergen County. The BCSO’s Civil Division is responsible for overseeing the sale of all foreclosed properties in the county that, in turn, produces millions of dollars in revenue for the taxpayers.


There is so much more that the Sheriff’s Office is doing to make Bergen County a safer place. We encourage you to explore this site and discover all the ways in which the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is working for you.

Sheriff Leo P. McGuire

This is a time of dynamic changes for law enforcement in general and for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office specifically. 

As members of the larger law enforcement field, we remain focused on working towards becoming a more integrated part of the overall community. We are continually adding and improving programs which enhance the lives of our constituents. Additionally, we are utilizing intelligence gleaned from our investigations and from those incarcerated at the Bergen County Jail to deter as well as detect various forms of criminal activity. 

We remain cognizant of our role as the last line of defense in the ongoing struggle to protect our nation from the threat of terrorism. We are working with federal and state agencies as well as municipal police departments from around Bergen County to process and disseminate information in real-time. We are one team with one goal: keeping you safe.
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