Union County Sheriff's Office
Peter Corvelli Jr.

The Community Policing Unit is responsible for assisting local law enforcement with quality of life issues plaguing some communities within our county. The unit is led by Captain Thomas Lapolla and consists of a lieutenant, two sergeants, and a small specialized group of officers.

These officers are tasked with building relationships and trust within the community, providing security at community gatherings, apprehending violent offenders within targeted violent crime areas, and conducting criminal investigations for violations of NJ Criminal laws.

They also assist with the creation of and maintaining the integrity of targeted patrol areas as well as working with community members to develop, implement, and manage problem solving systems.