120 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, N.J. 08754
Phone - 732-288-7841
2012 STATISTICSTotal Judicial Arrests - 386
Total Incidents - 214
Total Writ Requests/Movements - 481
N.J. Judiciary Records - Estimated 63,000 Cases
The Judicial Division is the Sheriff’s largest officer staffed division, under the direction of the Sheriff, who is mandated by the New Jersey Constitution to provide security for the Superior Court to ensure a safe and secure environment for judges, judicial staff, jurors, attorneys, witnesses, litigants and other individuals who enter the Justice Complex for court matters or employment.
The Justice Complex consists of several buildings which house the Ocean County Superior Court Judges, Courtrooms and Judicial offices in support of Court processes. There are 22 Superior Court Judges who conduct trials and court proceedings in Criminal, Family and Civil Court matters.
There are also several Ocean County Offices in support of the County Clerk and Surrogate located within the Justice Complex.
Map of the Ocean County Justice Complex
Visiting the Superior Courthouse
Officer manned screening stations are located at the entry way of each secure building to detect and deter restricted items from entering the buildings. All individuals are required to pass through the screening station prior to entry.
- All food and beverages
- All illegal drugs
- All illegal weapons
- Certain legal items that can be conceived as a weapon; for example: pocket knives, scissors, glass bottles, manicure items, trade tools, pointed and blunt objects, mace and/or pepper sprays.
- Any object deemed to be a potential threat.
- Audio and video recording devices are restricted for entry by the general public and only granted access to official media personnel after the file and process of an application from the Court Administration.
To prevent undue delay leave restricted items; described above; at home. Persons carrying restricted items will be turned away and/or asked to secure legal restricted items in their vehicle. Items that are forgotten or unintentionally left at screening areas are not the responsibility of the Sheriff’s Office.
Allow yourself enough time to complete the screening process and get to your assigned location.
IMPORTANT! Be certain to bring all necessary paperwork indicating the location for where you should attend.
Several Sheriff’s Officers are trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and respond and give care to persons in need on a daily basis. The EMT’s are equipped with bicycles to decrease response time to potential medical emergency and disturbance calls.
Sheriff’s Officers are assigned and present in the courtrooms. Officers escort inmates of the Ocean County Jail to and from their court for scheduled hearings. Each year approximately 7300 inmates are transported from the county jail and approximately 400 arrests are made on site. These numbers will increase as the size of the county increases.
The Civil Unit, under the direction of the Judicial Division, is responsible for the processing and serving of legal documents.
Probation Unit, under the direction of the Judicial Division, is responsible for the supervision of offenders placed on probation or other supervision status by the Court.
The Writ Section, under and within the Judicial Division, is responsible for the transfer of inmates from the Ocean County Jail to various locations under court order. The Writ Officers transport to and from local, county, state and federal court penal facilities to facilitate court ordered transports on a daily basis.
Safety and Security at the Ocean County Justice Complex is the primary goal of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office. All individuals entering the Justice Complex are asked to cooperate with the Sheriff’s Officers in order for them to perform their duties in a proficient and effective manner.
Remember food and beverages are not permitted in the buildings. Special restrictions may apply.