Leo McGuire has served as the Sheriff of Bergen County since 2004. During that time he has worked with the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office to modernize the agency and enhance the range of services it offers to the county’s 70 municipalities and more than 900,000 residents.
Sheriff McGuire began his career with the Military Police Corps, the uniformed law enforcement branch of the United States Army. Following the conclusion of his service, he joined the Ridgefield Park Police Department where he served for 20 years as a detective, tour commander and eventually attained the rank of Sergeant.
Sheriff McGuire’s first foray into elected office came when he won a term on the Borough Council in his hometown of Oakland, New Jersey. There he received essential administrative experience which would come to serve him well during his tenure as sheriff.
In 2004 McGuire stood for election as Bergen County Sheriff, the county’s highest elected law enforcement position and the head of its largest police agency. He and his administrative team worked tirelessly to tackle the challenges that faced the Sheriff’s Office while re-inventing it for a new century. They met and exceeded expectations and in 2007 Sheriff McGuire was re-elected to a second term.
Sheriff McGuire holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Felician College. Sheriff McGuire has also been fortunate enough to attend the FBI’s National Executive Institute, a leadership development program for the heads of the largest law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and overseas, as well as the Executive Education Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Sheriff McGuire remains a resident of Oakland where he resides with his wife Trish and their daughters Erin and Aileen.
Message from the Sheriff