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Union County New Jersey Sheriff Overview

Union County is located in the northern part of New Jersey. It was created in 1857. Its name is based on the union of states threatened by the dispute over slavery. The county seat is Elizabeth. The zip codes in Union County are 07033, 07036, 07060, 07061, 07062, 07063, 07065, 07066, 07076, 07081, 07083, 07088, 07090, 07092, 07901, 07922, 07201, 07202, 07203, 07974, 07204, 07205, 07206, 07207, 07208, 07016, 07023, and 07027.

The head law enforcement officer in Union County is Sheriff Joseph Cryan. Undersheriff Amilcar Colon oversees the Court Security Division, the Complex Security Division, the Sheriff’s Security Division, and the Bureau of Criminal Identification. Undersheriff Michael Frank oversees the Fugitive Unit, the Family Violence Unit, the transportation Unit, the S.L.A.P. Unit, the K9/Search and rescue Unit, the Crime Scene Investigations Unit, and the Community Policing Unit. You can get in touch with any of the command staff by calling 908-527-4450.

Union County Sheriff’s Office:
Address: 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Phone: 908-527-4450
Fax: 908-527-4455

Inmate Search in Union County Jail

The Union County Jail does not have a Weekly Arrest Report Online. If you wish to find someone who is currently detained in the facility, you can call 908-527-4483.

Important Jail Policies and Procedures:

Inmates are allowed to visit with family and friends who are on their visiting list. Because the information is confidential to the inmate, individuals must present themselves to the front door officers and show a current and valid photo ID such as a driver’s license to check if you are on the visiting list.

Visitors must be at least 18 years old or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian must have their name on the visiting list of the inmate. Proper attire is required for all visitors. Inappropriate clothes that expose undergarments or are skin tight and those that are considered provocative or suggestive.

The visitation schedule for this facility is as follows:

General Population Inmates:
Inmates Last Name A-L
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
9:00 – 11:00 AM
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Inmates Last Name M-Z
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

Numbered passes for the 9:00 AM visiting session are given out on a first come, first served basis at the front door by 7am.

Numbered passes for the 1:00 PM visiting session are given out on a first come, first served basis at the front door by 11am.

Protective Custody Inmates:

Alphabetical by Inmates last name
A-L Monday-Wednesday-Saturday
M-Z Tuesday – Thursday- Sunday

Males – 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Passes given out at 6:00

Females – 6:00 -9:00
Passes given out at 6:00 PM

Close Custody Unit
6:30 – 9:00 PM on Fridays
Passes given out at 6:00 PM
Visiting hours may change at the discretion of the Director. Changes will be posted in the inmate housing unit and on the front door of the facility. Emergency closings will be posted as necessary.

Making a deposit into an inmate’s account can be done by mailing a money order or certified bank check that contains the inmate’s name, commitment number, and return address. A deposit can also be done in person using a money order, certified bank check, credit card, or cash. Funds can also be sent by visiting the Access Corrections website or calling 866-345-1884 (both will require the commitment number).

Inmate Mail should be addressed as follows:

Inmate’s Name
Inmate’s Commitment number
Union County Department of Corrections
15 Elizabethtown Plaza
Elizabeth, NJ 07207-3480

Sex Offender Search and Lookup:

Sex offenders are ordered by law to submit their information to local law enforcement so that it can be filed in the state sex offender registry and national sex offender database. A sex offender is a person who has a conviction for a sexually oriented crime such as prostitution, rape, and child pornography. You can view information on the sex offenders in Union County by visiting the Sheriff’s Alert page. Please keep in mind that some offenders may not comply with the registration law. Some search results that appear may only contain last known addresses of offenders.

Bail and Bondsman

A pretrial inmate is granted temporary release from custody as long as he gets a low score on the risk assessment tool. This is an algorithm that determines the inmate’s actions if he is let out from jail using the information gathered on the inmate including his criminal history. A low score means he will not harm the community or fail to appear in court so he may be released from jail. Monitoring may be recommended. A high score, on the other hand, means that there is a big chance the defendant will commit another crime and/or is a flight risk.

Union County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined 961
Avg Daily Population 1130
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll 290
Full time total employees 290
Total salaries and wages not applicable
Other operating expenditures not applicable
Total construction costs not applicable
Equipment, furnishings, etc not applicable
Year of original construction not applicable
Year of major renovationnot applicable
Name of new facilitynot applicable


Union County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016277,389
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016263,055
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201614,334
Unemployment Rate, 20165.2
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201570,581
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Union County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201458,384
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201510.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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