Union County Sheriff's Office
Peter Corvelli Jr.
Sheriff
Veteran Sheriff’s Officer Nakera Sherman is sworn in to her new rank of Sergeant by Union County Sheriff Joe Cryan with the help of her daughters Kayla (far l.) and Jada. Photo: Jim Lowney/County of Union.

Veteran Sheriff’s Officer Nakera Sherman is sworn in to her new rank of Sergeant by Union County Sheriff Joe Cryan with the help of her daughters Kayla (far l.) and Jada. Photo: Jim Lowney/County of Union.

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. Union County Sheriff Joe Cryan presided over a ceremony at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth, promoting Sergeant Nakera Sherman from the rank of Sheriff’s Officer to Sheriff’s Officer Sergeant.

Sergeant Sherman is a 13 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office.  She resides in Plainfield with her two daughters, Kayla and Jada, both of whom were present at their mother’s side for the ceremony.

Sheriff Cryan administered the oath and addressed the crowded courtroom afterwards.

“It is my honor and pleasure to promote Sergeant Sherman.  She is quite deserving of this promotion.  She has been a consistent performer and professional wherever she has been assigned for her entire career.  I have the utmost confidence in her going forward, and I congratulate her and her family on this milestone,” said Cryan.

Sergeant Sherman briefly addressed the crowd. “I want to thank Sheriff Cryan for his confidence in me,” she said, “And I want to thank my family and God for this opportunity and this challenge.”

Sergeant Sherman will be assigned to the Complex Security Division.