Sheriff Peter Corvelli announced the appointment of Victor Manata as an Undersheriff of Union County, effective February 15, 2022.
Undersheriff Manata served with the City of Newark Police Department for twenty-five years, retiring as a Lieutenant in 2020. He began his career in 1993 with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, serving two years before his transfer to Newark PD.
Undersheriff Manata had a distinguished career with Newark, having served and led in some of their most high profile units, to include 12 years with their Emergency Services Unit/SWAT. He additionally served with the Union-Essex Auto Theft Task Force, the NPD Auto Crimes Unit and a seven year assignment to the FBI’s Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force. As a supervisor, the Undersheriff served as the Commander of the NPD Robbery Division and as an Investigative Lieutenant for the Internal Affairs Unit.
Sheriff Corvelli stated, “Undersheriff Manata’s well rounded career and successes within the largest municipal police agency in NJ provide the right type of experience I am looking for to further the goals of the Union County Sheriff’s Office. His leadership and interpersonal skills align with our vision of community oriented law enforcement services.”
Undersheriff Manata will be sworn into Office on February 15, 2022 at 3:30 P.M. in the Courtroom of Union County Vicinage Assignment Judge, the Honorable Lisa Miralles Walsh. Undersheriff Manata will join current Undersheriffs Amilcar Colon and Dennis Burke and Director Ronald Charles as the executive management team for Sheriff Corvelli.