The Essex County Sheriff's Department's top priority is to protect residents in the region from criminal offenders.
This is accomplished by:
•Housing inmates in a secure and fair manner.
•Providing rehabilitation and academic training to offenders while they are incarcerated, to minimize recidivism upon release.
•Practicing correctional polices that comply with all local, state and federal laws.
•Using innovative correctional approaches that are in accord with the Essex County Sheriff's Department's top mission
•Informing and educating the public about the department through the media, tours of the facility and public appearances by the sheriff, administrators, K-9 Unit, and uniformed personnel.