Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy


Sheriff Mastronardy is the Chief Executive Officer of his agency which includes multiple divisions and units in which he is responsible for staffing with highly-trained professional personnel. Those divisions and units include the Office of Emergency Management, the Police Academy, Judicial Division, Communications Division, Criminal Investigations Unit, Field Services, Countywide Identification Program, the Child Passenger Safety Seat Program and K-9 support for all 33 municipalities including bloodhounds, explosive detection, narcotic detection and arson dogs. Sheriff Mastronardy provides security for the judges, the court rooms and those who enter the judicial system.



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Michael G. Mastronardy brings 40 years of law enforcement experience to the Sheriff’s Office. Having worked his way up the ranks of the Toms River Police Department, Mastronardy was named Chief of the Department in November 1992. He served as Chief for 22 years until his retirement December 31, 2013.

Sheriff Mastronardy attended Central Regional High School, graduated from Northeastern University in 1974 and John Jay College in 1979, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He has served on the faculty as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Monmouth University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Sheriff Mastronardy is past president of the Ocean County Association of Chiefs of Police and the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association. He currently serves on the executive board of SACOP, the Juvenile Justice Committee and the Conference Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He has been a consultant to NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives) on Cultural Diversity issues and serves on the New Jersey Human Relations Commission.