Sheriff Cureton a lifelong resident of Bergen County lives in Englewood with his wife Natalie and their two daughters.
Cureton proudly served for 25 years as a police officer in his home town of Englewood and most recently served as the Director of Inmate Social Services/Education for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. A law enforcement professional and community leader with more than 28 years of experience keeping Bergen County families safe. Sheriff Cureton leads a team of 600 officers and civilians dedicated to safeguarding close to 1 million residents living in 70 municipalities.
Committed to making a difference in the community and giving back Cureton was the longtime president of Bergen County’s Branch of the NAACP, recently served on Governor Murphy’s transition team and has served on numerous boards of directors including those for the Calvary Care Afterschool Program, CarePlus NJ, and the Bergen County African American Advisory Board. For his commitment to community service, Cureton has been honored with the American Conference on Diversity’s 2006 Humanitarian of the Year Award, 2009 NAACP Branch Award for Community Service and the 2012 NAACP New Jersey State Conference Outstanding President of the Year Award. Sheriff Cureton is a member of the New Jersey Human Relations Council Executive Committee and Chairman of Diversity and Inclusion for the Major County Sheriff’s Association.