Sheriff's Officers assigned to Prisoner Transport are responsible for moving incarcerated inmates to and from Correctional Institutions and County and Municipal Courts throughout New Jersey. These officers also transport individuals who have been arrested by local police agencies to the County jail. The major benefit of this is having local police patrol units remain in their own municipality where they can provide necessary services and protection to the citizens of their community.
In a characteristic year, the Sheriff's Department will transport approximately 28,000 inmates.
The system of Sheriff's Officers Transporting prisoners was developed under a special law enforcement grant.
The economic benefits it provides have proved so successful that Middlesex County's program is currently used as a model for other agencies.
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