120 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08754
The Ocean County Sheriff’s Office is committed to protecting life and property.
We are dedicated to affording all citizens with law enforcement excellence and shall
perform our duties in a proficient and effective manner. While performing the customary
services of the Sheriff, we remain ready to strengthen and enhance all other law
enforcement organizations. We acknowledge that the aptitude needed to effectively
complete our mission is based on collective joint deference and dependability shared
between the Sheriff’s Office, federal, state, county and municipal agencies, and
the citizens we serve. As professionals, we are obligated to enforce the laws in
a just and unbiased approach, while realizing the statutory and judicial limitations
of police authority. In accomplishing our goal of law enforcement excellence, we
will steadfastly protect the constitutional rights of every person.
Acting Sheriff William T. Sommeling
Appointed by Sheriff William L. Polhemus in December of 2011, previously served as Undersheriff for Sheriff Polhemus from 1989 to 2000, William T. Sommeling became Acting Sheriff as of December 14, 2012. He is the executive officer in charge of administration and conducts sheriff sales on foreclosed properties in Ocean County.