News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Sara Sooy, Commissioner Deputy Director

Melonie Marano, Commissioner | Paul Drake, Commissioner | Doug Singleterry, Commissioner


April 20, 2021

Join a Free Zoom Meet & Greet with the Somerset County Sheriff

‘A New Sheriff’s in Town Expanding Services’


SOMERVILLE, NJ – In recognition of National County Government Month, Somerset County is hosting a free, live Zoom information session titled “A New Sheriff’s in Town Expanding Services.” Join Somerset County Sheriff Darrin Russo on Thursday, April 22, at noon and learn about how Sheriff Russo is implementing necessary changes to the department.

Sheriff Russo will discuss details about how he is expanding the K-9 unit, adding a public relations hate-crimes unit, implementing a chaplaincy program that represents all religions for inmates, is continuing to hire a more diverse workforce, and there are even more changes on the horizon. There will be a Q&A period open to the public at the end of the session.

To register and receive a link to Zoom, visit

Some of the Somerset County Sheriff’s responsibilities include maintaining a safe and secure environment at the Somerset County Courthouse and the county complex, providing support to all county law enforcement efforts, the operation of the Somerset County Jail and the care and custody of persons incarcerated and committed by the courts. For more information, visit


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