Sheriff Michael Saudino is a 53 year resident of Bergen County and has been a veteran of law enforcement for over 41 years. Prior to becoming Sheriff in 2011, he spent nine years as Chief of Police in the Borough of Emerson. Under his watch, Emerson has stayed a safe and prosperous town to live and work in. Sheriff Saudino has always made it a priority to be responsible with public money – he has done so by keeping his operating budgets low while still providing the highest levels of service to the community.
Sheriff Saudino has always believed in a responsibility to serve. He is a member of the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club – a service organization made up of veterans and police officers. Sheriff Saudino is a 20-year member of the Emerson Volunteer Fire Department, where he formerly served as President. Sheriff Saudino is a 3rd-Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. Throughout 2010, Sheriff Saudino served as President of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association, where he was known to be a champion of increased communication between Bergen County’s police departments.