Posted on

Sheriff Anthony Cureton Makes Parole Hearing Public Comment on Killer of Bergen County Sheriff’s Officer

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Statement from Sheriff Anthony Cureton on August 14th Parole Hearing for Stephen Perry:

Today Stephen Perry, who was convicted felon for the murder of on-duty Bergen County Sheriff’s Officer Joseph Rybka, is scheduled to appear before the New Jersey State Parole Board once again seeking consideration for parole.

I strongly urge the State of New Jersey Parole Board deny Stephen Perry’s most recent consideration for parole. Forty years ago, Perry caused tremendous pain for the northern New Jersey law enforcement community when he took the life of Bergen County Sheriff’s Officer Joseph Rybka on January 6, 1979.

Continue reading Sheriff Anthony Cureton Makes Parole Hearing Public Comment on Killer of Bergen County Sheriff’s Officer
Posted on

STATEMENT FROM BERGEN SHERIFF ANTHONY CURETON ON MASS SHOOTINGS IN EL PASO, TEXAS AND DAYTON, OHIO

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

HACKENSACK NJ, I am deeply disturbed and saddened, yet again, by two horrific mass shootings gripping our nation this weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. My heart goes out to the families grieving from this tragedy and I am thankful for the heroic efforts taken by local first responders and law enforcement who neutralized both situations, preventing even further loss of life.

Continue reading STATEMENT FROM BERGEN SHERIFF ANTHONY CURETON ON MASS SHOOTINGS IN EL PASO, TEXAS AND DAYTON, OHIO
Posted on

VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN RIDGEFIELD HOUSE EXPLOSION

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgefield NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced an investigation into the house explosion/fire at 360 Abbott Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ on June 17, 2019. The investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Sheriff Anthony Cureton, and the Ridgefield Police Department under the direction of Chief Thomas Gallagher.

Continue reading VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN RIDGEFIELD HOUSE EXPLOSION
Posted on

Jack DeLorenzo for Bergen County Sheriff

As I have been out campaigning, meeting with law enforcement personnel, elected officials and taxpayers I am delivering one very important message that I want to share with you.
I will approach the position of sheriff from the unique perspective of having been both a career law enforcement officer and also a board of education trustee and the mayor of a municipality in Bergen County.

I know first-hand that money is tight for municipal governments and the more that the Sheriff’s Department can be an asset to all to all 70 towns in the county the better the public will be served.
As sheriff I will make sure the sheriff’s department will serve all municipalities and all residents. If you have ideas on how the sheriff’s department can help your community, let me know.
Thanks
Jack

Posted on

Battle is brewing over law enforcement salaries in Bergen County

buford_t_justice-1

BY JEAN RIMBACH
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

A battle is brewing in Bergen County over law enforcement salaries, with a police union claiming that its contract was violated when a controversial plan to combine the Sheriff’s Office and County Police was enacted.

The gambit, if successful, could lead to higher raises and back pay for its members.

At stake is a chunk of the $3 million that County Executive James Tedesco says has been saved thus far by folding the county force into the Sheriff’s Office last year.

At issue is a clause in the current agreement between PBA Local 49 and the county — a so-called “poison pill” — which calls for the contract to revert to earlier terms if the county police are merged into the Sheriff’s Office.

In recent weeks the union, which represents the former County Police, filed three grievances that were released following an Open Public Records request: one of them saying officers had been merged and earlier salary provisions should be activated.

The county says the grievance is without merit, maintaining that there has been a “realignment” of services. The former Bergen County Police Department now operates as the Bureau of Police Services under the Sheriff’s Office. Tedesco noted in a statement that the department remains “a distinct operating unit, which now reports to the Bergen County sheriff rather than the county executive.”

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/2.4225/law-enforcement-pay-at-issue-1.1524080