Categories
Main

Union County Sheriff’s Youth Academy Ready for 2019 Class – Program Opens in July for Students in Grades 7 to 12

Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Union County Sheriff’s Youth Academy is now accepting applications for its 2019 summer class.

The free program is designed to provide youths the opportunity to gain insight into the everyday functions and training of the variety of law enforcement agencies and emergency services. It operates similar to an actual police academy for teens interested in law enforcement.

“The Youth Academy aims to teach kids about law enforcement and it is a great first step for those interested in the field,” Sheriff Corvelli said.

The Sheriff’s Youth Academy is not a ‘boot camp’ for troubled youth. In order to enroll in the program, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.70 (B- average) and a one page letter of reference from a non-family member.

Also, all applicants must have their parents/guardians sign all waivers and obtain a medical release note from their physician.

The two-week program for middle school and high school students meets daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains.

The class for 7th and 8th graders runs July 8-12, 2019. The high school class for grades 9 through 12 will take place from July 15-26, 2019.

During the program, the teens engage in a physical training regime, team building exercises, and attend lectures on subjects such as crime scene investigations and motor vehicle stops. They also receive visits from representatives from several branches of the military, New Jersey State Police NJ State Police, FBI and the ATF.

The Youth Academy also involves visiting various Sheriff’s Office operations around the county including the K-9 Search and Rescue Unit, the Fugitive Unit and Courthouse Complex Security.

Last year more than 100 students from across Union County graduated from the Sheriff’s Youth Academy.

Applications may be obtained by emailing Sergeant Tara Halpin at thalpin@ucnj.org or Officer Victoria Smith at vsmith@ucnj.org. Applications can also be downloaded at https://ucnj.org/sheriff/community-programs/youth-academy/.

Completed applications should be sent to the attention of: S/O Tara Halpin, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Administration Building, 1st Floor, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207.

Categories
Main

Union County Sheriff’s Office Tree of Hope Winter Coat Donation Drive

Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Sheriff’s Sgt. Tara Halpin, Det. Luis Alfaro and Ofc. Keith Rhyner, on behalf of the Sheriff’ Office Tree of Hope charity, in donating coats to Rev. Orlando Sanchez and Roberto Semiday of the Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal M.I Church of Carteret. Union County employees donated more than 100 coats to the Tree of Hope to be distributed to charities helping those in need in Union County. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Categories
Main

Sheriff Sale Canceled

The Sheriff sale for February 20 is canceled due to inclement weather

Categories
Main

Union County Sheriff’s Officers Raise $5,070 for Charity with No Shave November

Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke and Amilcar Colon in congratulating the Sheriff’s officers who participated in No Shave November and raised $5,070 for The New Jersey Veterans Network and The Prostate Cancer Foundation. No Shave November challenges participants to forgo shaving for the month in order to raise money for charity. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Categories
Main

Menorah Lighting at the Union County Courthouse

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen, Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli and Union County Manager Ed Oatman joined Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky and Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky from Bris Avrohom in Hillside to light the menorah celebrating Chanukah at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Categories
Main

Union County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Training Academy Graduates Classes 18-01 and 18-02

Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli and Union County Undersheriff Dennis Burke joined Monmouth County Undersheriff Michael Donovan, Jr. in congratulating Union County Sheriff’s Officer Nelson Agurto and K-9 Ceasar, Blairstown Police Department Patrolman Richard Herzer and K-9 Caster, and Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officer Devon Mockus and K-9 Harley as they graduated the Union County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Training Academy as part of  Classes 18-01 and 18-02 during a ceremony at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Categories
Main

Union County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit Receives Operational First Aid Kits Donation

Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli thanks Linda Blick from the Tails of Hope Foundation and Toni Giordano Picerno and Rich Picerno for the donation of Canine Counterterrorism Operational First Aid Kits (COFAK) to the teams of the Union County’s Sheriff’s K-9 Search and Rescue Unit. They were joined by Undersheriff Jonathan Parham andofficers from the K-9 unit.

Toni and Rich, owners of Picerno Giordano Construction in Kenilworth, donated the COFAKs to the Sheriff’s Office through the Tails of Hope Foundation. Each of the Sheriff’s 5 K-9 teams received one of the kits which contains more than 100 items, including nerve gas and narcotic antidotes, combat gauze, tourniquets and a portable canine stretcher. For more information about Tails of Hope Foundation, visit www.tailsofhopefoundation.org. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Categories
Main

Sheriff Sale Cancelled for Wednesday, December 5th

Due to the national day of mourning observed on Wednesday, December 5th, the Sheriff Sale for that day is cancelled. Federal courts are also closed for the day.

Categories
Main

No Sheriff Sale for Wednesday, November 21st

There will be no Sheriff’s Sale on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Categories
Main

Union County Gun Buyback

Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Alexander Mirabella today joined Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael Monahan, Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli, Union County Public Safety Director Andrew Moran, Union County Police Chief Chris Debbie, Union County Manager Ed Oatman and Deputy Manager Amy Wagner at the Union County Gun Buyback event at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Elizabeth. Guns were also collected at the Visions of God Family Worship Church in Plainfield.

The Union County Chapter of Moms Demand Action also were on hand at both gun buyback locations, offering free gunlocks to the public. The gun buyback event is supported by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and sponsored by the Union County Prosecutor and the Union County Sheriff with the Union County Division of Police and the police departments of the cities of Elizabeth and Plainfield. A total of 228 firearms were collected, including three assault rifles. (Photos by Jim Lowney/County of Union)