Press Release - 2018

Last updated on December 4, 2018 . All persons are named from left to right in the photos.

December 1

Cape May County Sheriff’s Officers Raise Funds for Two Local Families Battling Cancer with “No Shave November”

Sheriff Bob Nolan is pleased to announce that he waived the agencies policy towards shaving for officers and civilian staff in both the Law Enforcement Division and Correctional Division. Both divisions participated in No-Shave November in an effort to raise money for two local families affected by cancer.

Captain Frank Germanio of the Law Enforcement Division and the Officers under his command raised funds for Rich Burrows, a married father of two young children. Captain Charles Magill Jr. of the Correctional Center coordinated the fundraising efforts of the Officers under his command to help Joy (Geller) Simmerman, a married mother of three young children. 

No Shave November is used to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose. Consider donating the money you usually spend on shaving and grooming for a month to aid those fighting the battle against cancer.

Click the link to see a news interview with SNJ Today. http://www.snjtoday.com/clip/14682688/no-shave-november


October 5

Camden County College Police Academy Graduates Three for Cape May County Correctional Center

The 3 new officers, two female and one male, are graduates of the 98th Basic Corrections Class. Darlene Asencio-Perez, Christine Erpen and Andrew Garcia, the Assistant Class Leader, was also the Academic Excellence Award winner. The award is given to the recruit who maintains the highest average out of fifty-five tests given during recruit training. The Warden Donald Lombardo, Lieutenant Stephen Prince and the families of the 3 officers all were on hand to celebrate their accomplishment.

 

 


September 26

Sheriff Bob Nolan Honored by Republican Women of Cape May County as Republican of the Year

The award, given in honor Gerard Desiderio, late brother of Sea Isle Mayor and Cape May County Freeholder Lenny Desiderio, included a presentation by the Club and also a plaque from the Board of Freeholders personally presented by Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton. Freeholder Jeff Pierson led the group in a toast to their honoree.

Nolan, a former Lower Township elected official and former Under Sheriff, was lauded for his years of service and dedication to the County.

“I have known Bobby for quite a few years, long before he was elected Sheriff,” said Roy. “He stands for positive values and he is a great family man, very family oriented and a good all-around guy.”

She said these values are things Nolan brings to the job every day, much to the benefit of all residents of Cape May County.


September 25

Ocean City Republican Club Welcomes U.S. Senate Candidate Bob Hugin

The Ocean City Republican Club’s fall kick-off event Tuesday September 25th at the Flanders Hotel had the feel of an old-time campaign rally, and United States Senate candidate Bob Hugin eagerly reaped the benefits.


Sea Isle City Mayor Len Desiderio, who is running for re-election to the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders, introduced Hugin, and was joined by Freeholder Marie Hayes, Sheriff Bob Nolan and a host of other elected officials.


September 13

Sea Isle City AARP Chapter #710 Hosts Welcome Back Picnic

AARP Chapter #710 President Frank Roach, welcomed the members back from their three month summer break with a luncheon/picnic in the Sea Isle City Welcome Center recreation room. The annual picnic was attended by well over 100 members, with the menu consisting of Fried Chicken, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Sauerkraut, Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad, Deviled Eggs and plenty of desserts.

Freeholder Vice-Director and Mayor of Sea Isle Lenny Desiderio, County Clerk Rita Fulginiti and County Sheriff Robert Nolan were all on hand to welcome the members back. They each made remarks to the members as a group, informing them of what they may have missed over the summer and what they can expect during the fall. They also took time to address individual concerns from the members.

 

 


September 11

City of Sea Isle 17th Annual September 11th Memorial Ceremony

 

Sea Isle City Mayor and Cape May County Freeholder Lenny Desiderio, was joined by County Clerk Rita Fulginiti, County Sheriff Robert Nolan and other dignitaries inside the headquarters of Sea Isle's fire department for tributes, prayer and wreath laying to the victims of the deadliest terrorist attacks ever on U.S. soil.

Mayor Desiderio, was the master of ceremonies and gave remarks on how "the world seemed to spin out of control and our lives were changed forever" the morning of September 11th.

Guest speaker Cape May County Clerk Rita Fulginiti, stated "The innocence of that day was lost, but the resiliency of the American people was strong and is still strong today," as she recalled her trip to New York in June of that year three months prior to the attacks.

Another invited speaker was Sheriff Robert Nolan, who as a Sheriff's Officer 17 years ago, spoke of the shock he felt and thinking the attacks could be "something like Pearl Harbor." Nolan stressed that the country should "never forget" the act of terrorism that shook the nation on 9/11, but will "always remember" the victims.

 

 

 


August 24th

Rolando Camargo Earns the Boy Scout's Highest Honor, the Rank of Eagle Scout

Family, friends, local officials and dignitaries all gathered in the dining hall at First Presbyterian Church in Ocean City on August 24th to celebrate with 18 year old Rolando Camargo, as he had the rank of Eagle Scout bestowed upon him. Sheriff Bob Nolan and Freeholder Jeff Pierson were among many of the great speakers in attendance to congratulated Rolando on his achievements and make presentations to Rolando, at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony.

 

 


August 16th

Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Annual 287(g) Steering Committee Meeting

The Annual 287(g) Steering Committee Meeting will take place on Thursday September 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm in the 11th floor Conference Room of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office located at 970 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102.  Topics of discussion will include; Mission and Vision Statement, Training and Benefits of the Program. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP Field Profram Manager, James Wilson by calling (973) 776-3292 or email james.t.wilson@ice.dhs.gov

******This meeting is open to the public.


August 13

Ocean City Police Department Youth Camp

Ocean City Youth Camp Photo

The Ocean City Police Department, Youth Camp took place Monday August 13th to Friday August 17. Sergeant Perednas with K9 Jax and K9 Hank and Officer Harris with K9 Axel conducted a k9 demonstration for the group on Monday.Chief Warrant Officer Beisel and Dodge from the Sheriff's Office Park Unit also gave a presentation.


July 26

The Sheriff's K9 Unit made some new friends at the Cape Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Early Education Center

Photo Officer Gomez with Bama and his new friend
Sgt Perednas and Officer Gomez along with Hank, West and Bama, made some new friends at the Cape Regional Medical Center, Auxiliary Early Education Center on the morning of Thursday, July 26th. The kids had a chance to meet and pet each dog. As you can see by all the bright smiling faces, it was a beautiful day for everyone.
Cape Regional Medical Center, Auxilliary Early Education Center group photo

July 19

2018 County 4H Fair

The annual Cape May County 4-H Fair was held on July 19-21, at the County 4-H fairgrounds next to the Atlantic County Community College. The 4-H Fair is the major fund raising effort of the 4-H Foundation, Inc. It provides a showplace for the project work and accomplishments of the youth members of Rutgers Cooperative Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program and a fun, family oriented community gathering.

The fair hosted live music, fun for the kids and lots of food. Sheriff Bob Nolan and Freeholders Lenny Desiderio, Marie Hayes and Will Morey along with Assemblymen Bruce Land and Bob Andrzejczak served a chicken BBQ dinner to a long line of 4-H Fair guests. The Sheriff's Office also had tables set up with informational pamphlets and Officers to answer questions as well as provide traffic control to patrons crossing the street. The Canine Unit was present so the public could meet the dogs.

 

 

 


July 17

Cape May County Constitutional Officers Visit America's

Greatest Family Resort with a Special Guest

On Tuesday July 17th, Cape May County Clerk Rita Fulginiti, Cape May County Sheriff Bob Nolan and Cape May County Surrogate Dean Marcolongo were joined by Madam Clerks four legged friend Beverly for a photo session in Ocean City New Jersey, America's Greatest Family Resort at Mark Soifer Park on the corner of 9th St. and Asbury Ave. and on the steps of City Hall directly across the street from the park for a photo session. Beverly, was very excited to join in on the photo session and welcomed the Sheriff and Surrogate to the park that she has visited on many occasions in the heart of Ocean City's downtown shopping district. The photos were taken by OCNJ Daily photographer for the (COANJ) Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey booklet.

The COANJ is made of the County Clerks, Sheriffs and Surrogates of the 21 Counties in of New Jersey. As an association they have vowed to commit their resources to aid New Jersey's residents in meeting the many legal and personal requirement they face on a daily basis with property ownership, filing missing person reports, bringing terrorists to justice, assisting in the handling of legal issues through will probate, guardianships for orphaned children and many other services New Jersey residents require.


July 12

Sheriff Nolan Honors Special Volunteer

For well over 10 years Gene Hagan better known as "Mr. Gene" has been a smiling, kind hearted and inspirational presence to the employees and visitors at the Cape May County Court House on a volunteer bases. Sheriff Nolan and the Officers under his leadership at the courts decided to surprise Mr. Gene, with an honorary Cape May County Sheriff's identification card, a plaque and special lapel pin. He will be leaving his post after so many years of greeting and directing hundreds of thousands of people that have walked through the hallways of the Court building either searching him out for kind words to brighten their day or just looking for direction to navigate through the building. Mr. Gene, got a little emotional as he took time to thank the Sheriff, the Officers and court employees that attended the ceremony for their kindness. He also joked about his responsibilities at church and home have increased and he would come to the courts to get a little break.

 


July 1

2018 Ocean City Council Inauguration

Ocean City Council Inauguration

On July 1st, Sheriff Bob Nolan was on the Ocean City Music Pier stage to give the oath of office to Ocean City Councilman Keith Hartzell. Councilman Hartzell, is the Ocean City governing body's longest- serving member, he won his first election in 2006. Sheriff Nolan and Councilman Hartzell were joined on the stage by Sarah Campbell and her daughter Merin Campbell, the niece and great-niece of Councilman Hartzell.


June 27

Cape May County Sheriff Bob Nolan joins State, County and Local Officials at Opioid Crisis Summit before 2018 Recovery Court Graduation

On June 27, 2018 the Cape May County Technical High School hosted the Recovery Court Graduation and Opioid Summit. Sheriff Nolan, addressed a room of over 300 people regarding his agencies efforts to work alongside State and County Officials to develop strategies to help protect families and identify resources to address individuals struggling with substance use.

The summit was a new addition to the graduation ceremony this year. In the past, Recovery Court Graduation was a ceremony that was held for the Cape May and Atlantic County graduates that was previously referred to as drug court. The summit focused on legal advocacy for offenders with substance-use disorders, response programs at Cape Regional, county government efforts and law enforcement's response to the crisis.

 


June 14

Cape May County Sheriff meets with AARP Chapters 1182 and 710

at 2018 Annual Spring Luncheons

AARP Chapters 1182 and 710 recently hosted their 2018 Spring Luncheons before they break for the summer. The annual luncheons were attended by over 100 members each. AARP Chapter 1182 whose members reside in Middle Township and Burgess (Butch) Hamer is their President met at the Cape May Grand Hotel and Chapter 710 members are from Sea Isle and our lead by Frank Roach met the Tuckahoe Inn in Beasley Point.

The Sheriff, took the opportunity to answer questions and address some individual chapter member concerns that both groups have as the County prepares for its busy summer season. Sheriff Nolan, County Clerk Rita Fulginiti, County Surrogate Dean Marcolongo and Middle Township Police Chief Chris Leusner attended the Chapter 1182 luncheon while Freeholder Vice-Director Lenny Desiderio joined the Sheriff at the Chapter 710 luncheon.


June 9

Cape May County Sheriff's Office Provides Security

for Public Officials during the Zoo's 40th Celebration

Saturday June 9th marked the Cape May County Zoo's 40th Anniversary. On this monumental anniversary for Zoo there was a host of state and local officials present to take part in the festivities, along with the thousands of guests the Zoo normally welcomes. Secretary of State Tahesha Way, Senator Jeff Van Drew, Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak, Cape May County Freeholders Gerald Thornton, Marie Hayes, Jeff Pierson and Ocean City Councilman Bob Bahr.

Sergeant First Class Tom Hegarty, was responsible for coordinating the proper security coverage for the event, the guests and the officials. He personally was involved as the security escort for the Secretary of State Tahesha Way as she toured the Zoo with her staff and family.


May 24

2018 Bloodhound Academy Class #3 Graduation

third blood hound academy graduates photo

Click on the picture to see The Bloodhound Academy Training Video


The new graduates of the Cape May County Sheriff's Bloodhound Academy Class #3 are ready to hit the streets after completing twelve weeks of training with instructors Sergeant Russell Norcross, Sergeant Beth Perednas and Officer Randy Mistic at the Cape May County Sheriff's Office K-9 Training Compound.

The graduates are K9 Memphis and handler Sergeant Darrell Meyers of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and K9 Forrest and handler Investigator Justin Bursztyn of the Hudson County Sheriff's Office.

This Bloodhound Academy was conducted by the Cape May County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the National Police Bloodhound Association and the Cape May County Police Academy. Curriculum included basic man trailing, scent articles, trail work, report writing, criminal laws, first- aid for K-9's, mental illness awareness, critical incident stress management, SWAT / tactical training and trailing and K-9 deployment.


May 19

LoBiondo's 11th Annual and Final Congressional Youth Advisory Council

This is Congressman LoBiondo's 11th annual and final Congressional Youth Advisory Council. He and Sheriff Nolan met with more than 30 students representing more than 20 southern NJ high schools from his 2nd congressional district at the Cape May County Public Safety Training Center.

The purpose of the Youth Advisory Council is to give students throughout South Jersey an opportunity to sit down with U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo and discuss issues important to them and talk about current events facing the nation. There are 4 meetings a year which are Saturday mornings starting at 10am and finishing at approximately 2:00pm. After each meeting the members participate in a fun and educational activity.

The group had a 2 hour Q & A with the Congressman & Sheriff on a wide variety of topics including Gun control, President Trump, United Nations, protecting our schools, Iran deal, gas prices, Palestine, Israel and Jerusalem. They broke for lunch and then Sheriff Nolan gave them a demonstration of the many different facets that he offers the County of Cape May as its Sheriff.



May 16

Middle Township High School Graduate Earns Gold Award -

The Girls Scouts Highest Honor

Photo of Hanna Farrow and her family with Sheriff Bob Nolan ----

Left to right - Hanna's Father, Officer Robert Farrow; Hanna's Sister Tamara Farrow, Hanna Farrow, Sheriff Bob Nolan, Hanna's Mother Tiffany Farrow
Sheriff Bob Nolan, Hanna's Sister Tamara Farrow

photo of hanna's mother pinning her award __ photo of Hanna at podium

Left to right - Hanna Farrow, Hanna's Mother Tiffany Farrow, Hanna's Father, Officer Robert Farrow; Hanna's Sister Tamara Farrow
Hanna Farrow

Surrounded by a large group of family and friends at Bethel Commandment Church on May 16, 2018, 19 year old Hannah Farrow received her Gold Award, the Girl Scouts Highest Honor. Sheriff Robert "Bob" Nolan presented an engraved rosewood pocketknife and a gold coin. It was the first award he presented as sheriff.

"This is one of the things I enjoy the most about my job," he said. As Undersheriff, Nolan attended Ruby Washington's Gold Scout ceremony last July. "At that time, I met Hannah and she said to me, 'you'll be back to present that award to me,'" he said.


May 14

Cape May County Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

 

memorial

Chief Physical Training Instructor Matt Schaeffer; Cape May County Sheriff Bob Nolan; and CMC Freeholder Vice-Director Len Desiderio

Cape May County's Law Enforcement Community lived up to its slogan "Never Let Them Walk Alone" last week when they gathered at the Public Safety Training Center in Crest Haven for the County Law Enforcement Memorial. The event is held in remembrance of law enforcement officers who made the supreme sacrifice while in the service of their fellow Cape May County Citizens.

To see the entire article click here to go to the OCNJ DAILY online.


May 10

April 2018 Cape May County Sheriff's Office Child Support Sweep

The Cape May County Sheriff Office participated in a state wide sweep for non-support warrants conducted by all Sheriff's Offices over the last few days. "Eleven (11) individuals were arrested for sixteen (16) non-support warrants. Six (6) subjects were incarcerated at the Cape May County Correctional Center," according to Sheriff Robert Nolan. These arrested individuals were taken before probation and the courts where $3,112.00 was collected in non-support payments. The following persons were arrested for non-support payments:

NAME

DATE ARRESTED

TOWN ARRESTED

AGE

1) SKYE GIESECKE

4/17/2018

ERMA, LOWER TWP

35

2) *ROBERT REED

4/17/2018

VILLAS, LOWER TWP

39

3) DARYL EDWARDS

4/17/2018

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, MIDDLE TWP

32

4) JAMES BELLAMY

4/17/2018

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, MIDDLE TWP

35

5) DUANE PITT

4/17/2018

WHITESBORO, MIDDLE TWP

45

6) JOSHUA WAKEFIELD

4/17/2018

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, MIDDLE TWP

30

7) *JORGE VALENTIN

4/17/2018

WILDWOOD CREST

22

8) JAMES DUNKELBERGER

4/18/2018

BURLEIGH, MIDDLE TWP

33

9) JOANN STANSBURY

4/18/2018

BY LOWER TWP PD

36

10) JOHN BEMESDERFER

4/18/2018

BY GLOUCESTER TWP PD

41

11) OVIDIO RIVERA

4/18/2018

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, MIDDLE TWP

56

Arrests on municipal/other warrants:

  1. JOSEPH QUINN - ACS WARRANT OUT OF SOUTHAMPTON

  2. JENNIFER QUINN - ACS WARRANT OUT OF MIDDLE TWP

  3. RYAN SOVANI - ATS WARRANT OUT OF WILDWOOD

  4. * ROBERT REED - ACS WARRANT OUT OF LOWER TWP

  5. *JORGE VALENTIN - ACS WARRANT OUT OF WILDWOOD CREST; ALSO CHARGED WITH 2 COUNTS OF POSS OF CDS; (HERION AND MARIJUANA); POSS OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

"I want to commend the officers from the Law Enforcement Division and the Correction Division for outstanding job performances. These arrests were done most professionally and with the safety of all concerned," said Sheriff Nolan.

Sheriff Nolan continued by saying, "I encourage all citizens to assist our agency in apprehension of persons with outstanding warrants by reporting to our agency's Warrants Unit. Please do not approach people whom we currently have warrants for.

Please use our anonymous texting of tips program or our TIP411 app to report suspicious activity."

DO NOT use the TIP411 program to report EMERGENCIES. Call 911 if you have an EMERGENCY.


January 01

A New Sheriff in Town!!

Undersheriff Robert A. Nolan has taken the oath of Office to be the next Sheriff of Cape May County. Bob Nolan began on January 01, 2018 as the new Sheriff and Frank Sippel took the position of Undersheriff for the Law Enforcement Division.


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