The success of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department is not just from the efforts of one individual, or even a few, but the hard work and dedication of all of its members. The Sheriff's Executive staff support the mission of the Sheriff's Department and work to maintain a transparent and honorable department, providing exceptional law enforcement services to the residents of Bergen County.
Executive Undersheriff George Buono

Buono WebExecutive Undersheriff George Buono is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Sheriff's Office, as well as all administrative and budgetary matters within the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Michael Saudino appointed Executive Undersheriff to this position based on his vast administrative experience and his ability to effectively manage large budgets.  Executive Undersheriff George Buono serves as Sheriff of Bergen County in Sheriff Saudino's absence. Before becoming the Executive Undersheriff, Buono served as the Chief of Staff at the Bergen County Sheriff's Office. Prior to joining the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, Buono retired as a Captain in the Emerson Police Department. In this capacity, Buono served as the agency's Executive Officer running its day to day operations. As Buono rose through the ranks of the Emerson Police Department he served in many areas such as the Investigation Unit, Narcotics Unit, Juvenile Unit, Records Unit and served as the Internal Affairs Commander, Training Coordinator and Domestic Violence Coordinator. Executive Undersheriff Buono is a Certified Public Manager and a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Course at Princeton University. Buono is also a graduate of the prestigious West Point Command & Leadership Course and received an Associate Degree in Police Science from Bergen Community College. Executive Undersheriff Buono served as a Volunteer Firefighter in Emerson and served for many years as a member of the Emerson Volunteer Ambulance Corps where he held the position of Captain several times. Buono has a record of community service and enjoyed being an athletic coach in Emerson for many years. 

Undersheriff Bob Colaneri
Undersheriff Joseph Hornyak
Undersheriff Brian Smith
Chief Kevin Pell
Warden Steven Ahrendt
Director of Communications William Schievella
Chief Legal Counsel Patrick O'Dea

Sheriff's Office

building2 Bergen County Plaza
       Hackensack, NJ 07601

phonePhone: (201) 336-3500

faxFax: (201) 752-4234



Bergen County Sheriff's Office 

building10 Main Street • Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

phonePhone: (201) 336-3500

faxFax: (201) 487-5137