Message from Sheriff Saudino
I must first start by thanking the residents of Bergen County who have granted me this incredible opportunity – I promise you that I take this responsibility with a great sense of pride and duty. Throughout my career in law enforcement, I have developed a skill set that I believe will serve the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office well. I know how to manage budgets without jeopardizing safety – quality service does not have to come with an outrageous price tag.
In these tough economic times, it is important that we concentrate on performing our duties as efficiently as possible. As your Sheriff I will continue to take steps toward streamlining our budget and performing the job core functions of the department – security of the courts and jail, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and the service of processes within the County of Bergen.
The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office must work with local departments to ensure that services are not duplicated. We have already begun communicating with our local agencies to determine areas where we can share responsibility. I promised an increase in communication and efficiency in law enforcement, I believe we are off on the right foot.
I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by such highly trained and capable men and women in the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. Together and with your continued support we can expedite the process of bringing efficient government to Bergen County. I caution that changes such as these do not come over night. There will be growing pains. However, we know the duty we have before us and with hard work and common sense – we can accomplish our goals for Bergen County.
Thank you and God Bless.
Michael Saudino
Sheriff of Bergen County
Sheriff Michael Saudino