New Jersey Department of Corrections

The Ocean County Jail has regularly earned a ‘Certificate of Compliance’ from the New Jersey Department of Corrections in recognition of attaining full compliance with the requirements of the Manual of Standards for New Jersey Adult County Correctional Facilities.

On July 31, 2013, the Ocean County Department of Corrections received notice from the New Jersey Department of Corrections that we had achieved 100% compliance with the Manual of Standards.


New Jersey Human Resource Development Institute - Certified Public Managers

The Certified Public Manager Program is part of a national effort to develop effective management skills through training and education of supervisors and managers in State and local government, including those in the law and public safety community.

In New Jersey, the CPM Program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Personnel's Human Resource Development Institute. The mission of the program is to empower participants to become more effective, efficient and ethical organizational managers.

The following members of the Ocean County Department of Corrections have earned the nationally recognized Certified Public Manager certification:
  • Warden Sandra Mueller

  • Deputy Warden Joseph Valente

  • Captain John Haberbush

  • Lieutenant Theresa Wallace

  • Mrs. Nina Hagen

  • Mr. Erick Kiefer



New Jersey Human Resource Development Institute - Certificate in Supervisory Management

The CPM program is divided into six levels. The first three levels focus on the critical techniques of team management with an emphasis upon practical applications. Successful completion of the first three levels leads to a Certificate in Supervisory Management (CSM).

The following members of the Ocean County Department of Corrections have earned a Certificate in Supervisory Management:

  • Lieutenant Robert Thompson

  • Lieutenant Eric Zentzis

  • Sergeant David Colangelo

  • Mrs. Lurene Jaeger



Public Agency Training Council - Certified Hostage Negotiators

The following members of the Ocean County Department of Corrections have completed an intensive three-phase program in Hostage Negotiation and have received certifications from the Public Agency Training Council:

  • Detective Sergeant David Cottrell

  • Detective Sergeant Michael DeLanoy

  • Detective Sergeant Michael Pluta



New Jersey Police Training Commission - Certified Law Enforcement Instructors

The following members of the Ocean County Department of Corrections have been certified as Instructors by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice - Police Training Commission:

  • Warden Chief Sandra Mueller

  • Deputy Warden Joseph Valente

  • Lieutenant Theresa Wallace

  • Sergeant Ernest Mastria

  • Sergeant Russell Smith

  • Sergeant Dennis Wallace

  • Sergeant Lori Martin

  • Sergeant Joshua Dickinson

  • Detective Sergeant Robert Burns

  • Master Corporal John DeMarco

  • Corporal James Applegate Jr.

  • Corporal Elizabeth Clarke

  • Corporal Christopher Sywanycz

  • Corporal Luis Velazquez

  • Corporal Steven DeMarco

  • Corporal Salvatore DiChiara

  • Corporal John Pedone