Union County Sheriff's Office
Peter Corvelli Jr.
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

Sheriff Sales are suspended until further notice

Civilian Range is closed until further notice

Youth Academy postponed until Summer of 2021

The Union County Sheriff’s Office is proud to continue to provide unique law enforcement services to the residents of the County of Union. 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.

The Municipal Transport program facilitates the transportation of municipal offenders to the county jail, thereby allowing more municipal police officers to more efficiently safeguard our streets. Our Search and Rescue Unit has maintained its status as a premier regional Police Canine Training Center. Sheriff’s Officers continue to instruct at the John Stamler Police Academy and successfully operate our own Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy.

We are also responsible for the family violence unit, processing and maintenance of records of arrested persons and assisting local law enforcement agencies in the identification of suspects in criminal investigations. Our Legal Process Unit performs the service of summonses and complaints, notices of motions, orders to show cause, writs of attachments and execution, wage garnishments and special garnishments.


Executive Command Staff

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Peter Corvelli

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Dennis Burke

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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.