Bergen freeholders give final approval to merging County Police and Sheriff's Office


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)



HACKENSACK, New Jersey — Bergen County freeholders have given final approval to ordinances that will merge the County Police Department with the Sheriff's Office.

Under the ordinances, the 98-year-old department's 95 officers will be placed under the command of Sheriff Michael Saudino.

Freeholder Maura DeNicola was the lone dissenter on the board. She tells The Record ( ) newspaper she's not sure the merger will save money or be more efficient.

The law-enforcement consolidation was a major issue in the county executive election in November.

Democrat James Tedesco, who favored the merger, defeated Republican incumbent Kathleen Donovan. Tedseco said the merger would save between $90 million and $200 million over 25 years.

Tedesco described Wednesday's vote as "monumental."

Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, New Jersey),

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.