Sheriff Joseph A. O’Donoghue

Sheriff Joseph A. O’Donoghue is an experienced law enforcement officer with an impressive career spanning over 41 years. He has been dedicated to serving and protecting the residents of Atlantic County throughout his career. Sheriff O’Donoghue was elected to the esteemed position of Sheriff in 2023 and took office in January 2024. He brings a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to upholding the law.

Sheriff O’Donoghue began his law enforcement career as a special officer in Atlantic City, where he gained invaluable experience in maintaining public safety and order. Throughout his career, he has also served with distinction in the Hamilton Township Police Department and the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office, showcasing his versatility and dedication to law enforcement. Sheriff O’Donoghue served on several notable assignments during his law enforcement career, such as the DEA Task Force and the Federal Marshal’s Task Force.

His exceptional leadership skills and commitment to justice were further demonstrated during his time as the Sergeant with Superior Court, where he played a crucial role in maintaining the smooth operation of legal proceedings.

Sheriff O’Donoghue is highly decorated, having received numerous awards and commendations for his outstanding service, including the Medal of Valor, Combat Cross, and Life Saving Awards, among others. These accolades are a testament to his bravery, dedication, and unwavering commitment to protecting the community.

In addition to his law enforcement career, Sheriff O’Donoghue has also served as a councilman for Egg Harbor Township. He worked diligently to address community issues and improve the quality of life for residents.

Sheriff O’Donoghue's devotion to his family is evident in his role as a proud father of 12 children, four of whom have chosen to follow in his footsteps and are active law enforcement officers. His influence and dedication to service have left a lasting legacy, inspiring the next generation of law enforcement professionals.

Outside of his law enforcement and public service duties, Sheriff O’Donoghue has also proven his entrepreneurial spirit and diverse range of skills as a successful real estate investor. This further underscores his ability to excel in various fields and his commitment to personal growth.

Sheriff Joseph A. O’Donoghue’s extensive experience, unwavering dedication to justice, and strong commitment to the community make him a respected and trusted leader in Atlantic County. He ensures the safety and well-being of its residents and will continue to do so for years to come.

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