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Mercer County Sheriff's Office - Jack Kemler, Sheriff

Mercer County Sheriff's Office - Jack Kemler, Sheriff Mercer County Sheriff's Office, Trenton, New Jersey - Jack Kemler, Sheriff I am proud to serve as Sheriff of Mercer County, an office that provides for an integral part of the Criminal Justice System in our county.

My involvement in law enforcement spans more than twenty-seven years, and includes duties as Sheriff of Mercer County since November 2010. The following page illustrates the many aspects of our Office, our accomplishments over the past years and re-affirms our pledge to you, the citizens of Mercer County to continue our tradition of dedicated, high quality law enforcement. We hope this page will assist you with information about this office. Sheriff Jack Kemler

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This week is NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK. So, it only fits that we say thank you to our hardworking Me...
04/11/2022

This week is NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK. So, it only fits that we say thank you to our hardworking Mercer County Sheriff's Office Dispatchers and our state, county, and local emergency dispatchers, including our County's Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Service Center teams.

Their jobs are critical to public safety. They often manage urgent situations from the start, using high-speed telephone, radio, and computer equipment to send first responders to any problem imaginable.

They work to make our communities safer from the first ring of the phone - answering emergency calls 24/7 - 365 days a year, dispatching emergency professionals and equipment, monitoring urgent situations, and even rendering life-saving assistance to those in need.

Let's show our appreciation and support for our dispatchers!

--Sheriff Jack Kemler

04/07/2022

SHERIFF JACK KEMLER REMINDS EVERYONE THAT APRIL IS NATIONAL DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH...

Speeding, lack of seat belt use, and distracted driving continue to plague our local roadways and major highways. Mobile devices and other distractions, such as changing music, programming navigation, eating, fatigue, and stress contribute to motor vehicle crashes. Cell phone use and texting is the most prominent type of distraction. SO, PLEASE:

PUT YOUR CELL PHONE DOWN

DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE

STOP PLAYING WITH ONBOARD GADGETS

PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROAD

JUST DRIVE - SAFELY

-- Sheriff Jack Kemler

MERCER COUNTY SHERIFF KEMLER TO COLLECT UNUSED-EXPIRED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - SATURDAY APRIL 30***PLEASE SHARE & MARK YOUR...
04/05/2022

MERCER COUNTY SHERIFF KEMLER TO COLLECT UNUSED-EXPIRED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - SATURDAY APRIL 30

***PLEASE SHARE & MARK YOUR CALENDARS***

Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler announces the opportunity to dispose of any unused and expired prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2022.

The goal is to help residents to rid their medicine cabinets of unused and easily abused opioid painkillers, in addition to any other unneeded prescription medications. Residents can quickly drop off unused and expired prescription pills by bringing them to the parking lot across from the Mercer County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton, between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.

“Include your medicine cabinet on your spring cleaning list, and gather up any unused or expired prescriptions, especially dangerous opioid painkillers,” said Sheriff Kemler. “More and more, accidental use, abuse, and addiction can too easily begin straight from your medicine chest,” added Kemler.

At the Sheriff's drug disposal event last fall, residents disposed of over 150 pounds of unused or expired drugs. This spring's disposal event will also collect vape pens and other e-cigarette devices only after batteries are removed earlier. The drug disposal event cannot accept syringes, sharp instruments, liquid medications, or solutions.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible method for disposing of unneeded and expired prescription pills. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office conducts the program with the assistance of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

For more information, contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office Programs Section at 609-278-7159.

SHERIFF'S CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK-UP CANCELLED FOR APRIL 26The Sheriff's Car Seat Safety Check-up for TUESDAY, APRIL 26, a...
03/30/2022

SHERIFF'S CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK-UP
CANCELLED FOR APRIL 26

The Sheriff's Car Seat Safety Check-up for TUESDAY, APRIL 26, at the Colonial Fire Company has been CANCELED due to a scheduling conflict with national training classes. Join us at next month's Car Seat Safety Check-up on the evening of Tuesday, May 31, at Colonial Fire Company, located at 801 Kuser Road in Hamilton Township. Car seat safety check-ups regularly take place from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM on the last Tuesday of each month. For more information on the Sheriff's Office Car Seat Safety Program, call 609-209-2880 or 609-278-7159.

Photos from Meals on Wheels of Mercer County's post
03/28/2022

Photos from Meals on Wheels of Mercer County's post

Irish eyes smiled on everyone this sunny Saturday when officers of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office proudly participat...
03/21/2022

Irish eyes smiled on everyone this sunny Saturday when officers of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office proudly participated in the 35th Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Hamilton Township.

03/17/2022

Yesterday, Trenton Fire Dept. responded to a chemical spill on Tucker Street. Assisted by Trenton Police & Public Works Depts., as well as county, state, and federal officials, over 70 people were evacuated and taken to shelter--including many seniors from Munce Tower.

Other people evacuated the area with family. Officials have closed all pedestrian & vehicular traffic on Tucker St. between N. Warren and N. Willow, and on N. Willow St. between Pashley and Tucker. All area buildings are closed, including Henry J. Austin Pharmacy Department.

Residents in need of medication are being assisted by City staff. At this time, there is no reported illness caused by the spill & officials are asking residents to avoid the area until officials have deemed it safe. @EPA officials are monitoring. Thank you for your cooperation.

Each year, St. Patrick's Day is cheerfully celebrated with plenty of green beer. Remember that alcohol and driving are a...
03/15/2022

Each year, St. Patrick's Day is cheerfully celebrated with plenty of green beer. Remember that alcohol and driving are always a bad mix if you plan to go out and celebrate on St. Partick's Day or to the weekend parade. Play it safe this year and use a designated driver. Always follow the rules of the road and health-minded guidance as well.

Have a safe and happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sheriff Jack Kemler

THE NEW SAFE PASSING LAW IS IN EFFECT***Please share***Did you know that on March 1st, the NJ SAFE PASSING LAW went into...
03/03/2022

THE NEW SAFE PASSING LAW IS IN EFFECT

***Please share***

Did you know that on March 1st, the NJ SAFE PASSING LAW went into effect? The new law provides simple rules for motorists about when and how to pass people and share the road.

The Safe Passing Law requires drivers to use caution whenever they see a pedestrian, bicycler, skateboarder, scooter, etc. It requires motorists to give them space on the road. The new law requires that:

Drivers must follow all current no-passing, no speeding laws AND move over a lane if possible.

On a single-lane road, drivers must allow at least a 4-foot safety zone when they pass.

If 4 feet is not possible on a section of road, drivers must slow to 25mph and be prepared to stop until they can pass safely without endangering those sharing the road.

In its simplest form, the new law asks you to SLOW DOWN, MOVE OVER and PASS WITH CARE whenever you see a pedestrian, bike, skateboarder, runner, scooter, etc.

Law was enacted to prevent near misses, injuries, and deaths after New Jersey set a traffic fatality record in 2021.

Safety first,

Sheriff Jack Kemler

02/28/2022
FRAUD SCHEMES RELATED TO COVID-19Have you gotten robocalls, text messages, or emails offering COVID-19 tests or masks in...
02/17/2022

FRAUD SCHEMES RELATED TO COVID-19

Have you gotten robocalls, text messages, or emails offering COVID-19 tests or masks in exchange for your Medicare or insurance number? Unscrupulous individuals use telemarketing calls, text messages, and social media to commit COVID-19 related scams. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General is once again alerting the public about these fraud schemes. Don't fall for it! Never give out your Medicare, Social Security, insurance number, or any personal information to strangers. If you suspect COVID-19 health care fraud, call 800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477).

Sheriff Jack Kemler

A successful multi-jurisdictional effort by Hamilton Detectives, the Hamilton Anti-Crime Unit, the Mercer County Sheriff...
02/14/2022

A successful multi-jurisdictional effort by Hamilton Detectives, the Hamilton Anti-Crime Unit, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, and The New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Central Unit worked to locate Wright. On Friday, he was taken into custody without incident by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit in the City of Trenton.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT? PERHAPS AT THE MERCER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE OR ANOTHER TOWN OR MUNI...
02/11/2022

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT? PERHAPS AT THE MERCER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE OR ANOTHER TOWN OR MUNICIPALITY?

A career in law enforcement is about service to others. It's a commitment to justice and protecting and serving the greater good in our communities.

Applications are now online for the NJ LAW ENFORCEMENT EXAMINATION (LEE test). The application deadline is February 28, 2022

For more information go to: https://www.state.nj.us/csc/

SHERIFF KEMLER: ALWAYS MEET IN A SAFE PLACE FOR INTERNET EXCHANGE PURCHASES Are you buying or selling something online a...
02/02/2022

SHERIFF KEMLER: ALWAYS MEET IN A SAFE PLACE FOR INTERNET EXCHANGE PURCHASES

Are you buying or selling something online and planning to meet the other party in person? You can never be too careful. In recent years there have been several incidents of robberies, even some violent situations involving online sales meetings.

Only meet in safe, public, crowded, high-visibility places. Better yet, many of our local police stations have designated areas for online sales transactions.

Never go alone – bring a friend or relative. Also, tell someone else of your plans, including the time, location, and the name of the person you are meeting.

Avoid meeting at private residences (if at all possible) and avoid meeting in any unusual, private, isolated spots or on quiet roadways.

Research the person you are conducting business with – check reviews and their online profile if possible, try to make sure they are not fake. (On Google, you can learn a lot).

Call someone or check-in on social media once you arrive at your meeting place and especially after completing the transaction.

Avoid cash transactions if possible – pay using a trusted online service. Using online payment services may also provide the added benefit of fraud protection.

Never give out your personal information, such as your address, family situation, or places that you frequent.

Check out a free site called SafeTradeSpots.com, where you can find designated locations at law enforcement locations where buyers and sellers can meet in public under surveillance to complete in-person transactions.

Finally, I am a firm believer in trusting your gut – if it doesn’t feel right, don’t go; leave immediately; or call 911. It’s just not worth it!

Sheriff Jack Kemler

Address

175 S Broad St
Trenton, NJ
08650-0068

Telephone

+16099896100

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