Peter Corvelli
Union County Sheriff
10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Phone: 908-527-4450 | Fax: 908-527-4455
E-mail: peter.corvelli@ucnj.org  |  Emergencies: Dial 911


COVID-19 Service / Program Updates
  • Sheriff Sales resuming November 10th, 2021. The location has changed. Details.
  • Civilian Range closed until further notice.
  • Youth Academy postponed until Summer of 2022.
  • Internship Program suspended until further notice.

About the Sheriff’s Office

The Union County Sheriff’s Office is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in Union County.  We are proud to provide unique law enforcement services to our community.

We strive to ensure a safe and secure environment for visitors and employees at the Courthouse Complex in Elizabeth as well as several other locations throughout our county. The Sheriff’s Office maintains a presence in assisting the Department of Homeland Security, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Domestic Violence Joint Task Force, and the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force. Our Crime Scene Unit responds to all major incidents in our county. The Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program (SLAP), provides manual labor to our communities while keeping non-violent offenders out of jail.

Our Municipal Transport program facilitates the transportation of municipal offenders to the county jail, thereby allowing more municipal police officers to remain in their jurisdictions to safeguard our streets. Our Search and Rescue Unit has maintained its status as a premier regional Police Canine Training Center and administers the Project Lifesaver program.

Sheriff’s Officers instruct recruits and conduct in-service training at the John Stamler Police Academy as well as successfully operating our own annual Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office also operates our Family Violence Unit, the first of its kind in the State of New Jersey and provides Sheriff’s Officers to assist with staffing the Union County Family Justice Center.  We are also responsible for processing and maintenance of records for arrested persons and assisting local law enforcement agencies in the identification of suspects in criminal investigations.

The Legal Process Unit manages Foreclosure Sales and performs the service of court orders, summonses and complaints, notices of motions, orders to show cause, writs of attachments, levies, wage garnishments and other special garnishments.

Executive Command Staff

Peter Corvelli

Dennis Burke

Amilcar Colon

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Core Values


The members of the Sheriff’s Office are public servants.  We will strive to serve the public in a professional, courteous, and efficient manner in every way in which we are called to serve them.


The members of the Sheriff’s Office are professionals who have been given the honor and privilege of enforcing the law.  We must always exercise integrity in the use of this power and authority, and conduct ourselves in a manner that merits the respect of the public through our honest and ethical behavior.


The members of the Sheriff’s Office will treat the public and each other alike with dignity, tolerance, civility and fairness at all times.  We will not allow bias or prejudice to affect our decisions or conduct, as our reputation is dependent on our ability to remain impartial.  It is through this respect for self and others that we will foster respect for the Sheriff’s Office and all of its members.


The members of the Sheriff’s Office will seek to achieve the highest level of quality in all that we do by working diligently to improve the services we provide and by improving ourselves personally and professionally through education and training.