Chief John H. Farnkopf
Appointed by Acting Sheriff William T. Sommeling, May 16, 2013, Chief Farnkopf is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of which there are six divisions.
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Chief John H. Farnkopf began his career with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office in 1991. He attended the Ocean County Police Academy and graduated as a member of the 55th Basic Police Class. He was initially placed in the Judicial Division at the rank of Sheriff’s Officer and was reassigned to the ID Unit. He later was promoted to Sergeant where he served the Warrant and Judicial divisions. He remained in the judicial division through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain. Shortly after being promoted to Captain, he was assigned the duty of Division Commander of the 911 Communications Division.
In addition to his current appointment, Chief Farnkopf continues to manage the 911 Communications Division and ensure its successful transfer to their newly constructed building.
Chief Farnkopf is a lifelong resident of Ocean County and attended Brick Memorial High School. He served in the United States Army Military Police Corps for 3 years. He is currently married with two children.