Chief Michael G. Osborn
Appointed by Sheriff William L. Polhemus in December of 2008, Chief Michael G. Osborn has served the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office for over 22 years. Under the direction of the Sheriff, he is the highest ranking uniformed officer responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of in which there are six divisions. Table of Organization
Chief Osborn is a lifelong resident of Ocean County. He grew up and attended school in Brick Township.
Prior to his appointment, Chief Osborn was Deputy Coordinator/Division Commander of the Office of Emergency Management. He ran the K-9 Unit since the rank of Sergeant and was a handler for two explosive detection dogs. He and his explosive detection canine, Sam, assisted after the attacks on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. Under the direction of Sheriff Polhemus, Chief Osborn initiated the Project Lifesaver Program and the D.A.R.E. Program within our department and contributed to its success within our community.
Chief Osborn instructs Physical Training at the Police Academy and remains one of our lead instructors since his start in 1993. He teaches several courses per year at our Police Academy.
Chief Osborn is a member of the Sheriff’s Association of New Jersey, Ocean County Association of Chiefs of Police, New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and International Association of Chiefs of Police.