HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton swore in a new undersheriff during a ceremony Thursday afternoon.

Orestes Alvarez, who spent 25 years as a corrections officer in Hudson County, will now be in charge of operations at the Bergen County Jail. 

“Undersheriff Alvarez expertise will be heavily utilized in overseeing the operation of the Bergen County Jail and the outstanding corrections professionals who work there. I am excited for him to join the most qualified and diverse law enforcement leadership team in the state of New Jersey to play a major role in continuing our mission of bringing communities together and keeping our families safe,” Cureton said in a press release.

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During his career with Hudson County, Alvarez served in several supervisory and leadership roles including overseeing the Disciplinary Department, Home Confinement Program, the Work Release Program, and the County Re-Integration Program. He retired four years ago as a lieutenant, according to the county.

Alavarez joins Cureton’s executive team, which is made up of Executive Undersheriff Vincent Quatrone, Undersheriff Dave Borzotta, Undersheriff Jin Sung Kim and Chief Warrant Officer Cora Taylor, a

Thursday’s ceremony also included the presentation to July employee of the month, K-9 Officer Leszek Lorenc, and the administrative oaths of office to eight new sworn officers.

Corrections Officers

  • Pasquale Sciancalepore
  • Carmen Fortunato
  • Matthew Kruk

Sheriff’s Officers

  • Lidice Nunez
  • Jose Montilla
  • Angelo Lilioa
  • Gilbert Arocho

Sheriff’s Investigator

  • William Pych