Sheriff Peter Corvelli announced the appointment of former Linden (NJ) Police Chief Jonathan Parham as an Undersheriff of Union County, effective this Friday.
Undersheriff Parham served Linden with distinction for nearly 25 years, serving in each rank from Officer to Captain before his promotion to Chief on September 1, 2016.
As Police Chief, Parham provided both leadership as well as technological and operational innovations for a nearly 200 employee Police Department.
Parham endured a “baptism by fire” during his first month as Chief when Linden Police Officers encountered and engaged in a protracted shootout with now convicted terrorist Ahmad Rahimi. Chief Parham continued to lead the Department until his retirement in December, 2017.
Sheriff Corvelli stated: “Upon Undersheriff Cryan’s retirement, we conducted an exhaustive search for the next Undersheriff whose vision and leadership aligns with our goals for the Union County Sheriff’s Office. While there were a number of talented candidates, Jon Parham’s name and experience stood above the rest. I am very happy that he will be with my Office as we continue to move forward to provide the type of services that Union County residents expect to receive.”
Undersheriff Parham will be sworn into Office on July 13, 2018 at 3 P.M. in the Courtroom of Union County Vicinage Assignment Judge, the Honorable Karen Cassidy. Undersheriff Parham will join current Undersheriffs Amilcar Colon and Dennis Burke as the executive management team for Sheriff Corvelli.