Bergen County Jail
The Bergen County Jail serves the community as a central reception and processing center for pre-trial male and female adult detainees whose incarceration is necessary to ensure a court appearance. The facility also provides for the detention of both sentenced and unsentenced prisoners in a minimum, medium and maximum security environment.
With more than 320 Correction Officers and 1,250 beds, this around-the-clock operation is one of the state’s finest Correctional Facilities.
The major operational management philosophy utilized within the Bergen County Jail is Direct Supervision Management. Direct Supervision, utilizing the principals of direct officer to inmate interface and barrier free design, has proven to be an effective method of control, improving supervision, reducing violence, ensuring a safer more humane environment for both inmates and staff while keeping the cost to the taxpayers down.
Technology is state-of-the-art in the facility, featuring computer control of all inmate housing areas, an integrated perimeter security system, a site-wide duress/panic alarm system and a computerized Center Control.
The facility is designed and is operated in accordance with constitutional standards, to meet accreditation set by the American Correctional Association and the New Jersey State Department of Corrections. In addition, the Jail meets standards for health care established by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.