|Administration - Bios|
Chief Warrant Officer John Dough
As Chief Warrant Officer, Chief Dough is responsible for the day to day operations of all matters relating to criminal and civil warrants issued by the Superior Court, including Bureau of Criminal Identification warrant input and execution of criminal warrants by our Detective Bureau, Fugitive Squad, Juvenile Squad, Non-Support Squad, Domestic Violence Squads and execution of civil warrants by our Civil Process Division. Chief Dough also plays a major departmental role in providing input to our Information Technology Division.
Undersheriff Kevin Ryan
Undersheriff Ryan supervises the day to day operations of all aspects of the department's Field Operations Division, including the Bureau of Narcotics, the Patrol Division and its Criminal Investigative Detective Bureau, our Bomb Squad and K-9 Unit, the Office of Emergency Management and Fleet Management.
Undersheriff James Pitts
Undersheriff Pitts supervises the daily activities of Courts, Security and Transportation Divisions.
Undersheriff Jesus Padilla
Undersheriff Padilla supervises the operations of our Civil Process Division.
Director Garey Chin
As Director of Homeland Security, Director Chin is charged with the supervision, coordination, and administration of all Essex County counter-terrorism efforts and initiatives. Director Chin is also the administrator of the Essex County Homeland Security grant program and he is the on-scene Commander of the sheriff's Tactical Response Team.
Captain Maria Mercadante
Captain our Internal Affairs Division, Captain Mercadante reports directly to Sheriff Fontoura.
Administrative Services Director
Administrative Services major areas of responsibility encompass Accounting, Budget Preparation & Control, Fiscal control of Contracts, Human Resources/Personnel, Internal Controls, Labor, Payroll, Purchasing/Acquisition, Facility Management, Billing and Collection of Fees and Risk Management.