The Office of Professional Standards of the Union County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for ensuring that members of the department meet the highest standards of professional conduct and are responsive to the citizens they serve. The Office of Professional Standards is also responsible for the thorough investigation of all complaints of misconduct against members of the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
The Office of Professional Standards reports directly to the Sheriff and/or Administrative Undersheriff. The Office is charged with administering the investigative and disciplinary processes for the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The primary mission of the Office of Professional Standards is to assure that the members of the Union County Sheriff’s Office meet the highest standards of integrity and ethical performance.
The Office of Professional Standards can be reached by telephone at: 908-527-4493 / 908-527-4942 or citizens may visit the Union County Sheriff’s Office located at the New Annex Courthouse, Basement room B-15, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207.
Early Warning System (“EW System”)
An Early Warning System (“EW System”) is an important management tool designed to detect patterns and trends in police conduct before that conduct escalates. An effective EW System can assist the Union County Sheriff’s Office in identifying and remediating problematic officer conduct that poses a potential risk to the public, to the agency, and to the officer. EW Systems, therefore, serve to not only increase public safety and public confidence in law enforcement, but also to assist officers through early intervention.