Friday, March 11th, 2016
The Morris County freeholders this week issued a resolution of thanks to Morris County Undersheriff Richard (Richie) Wall for 25 years of excellent service to the county in a host of roles in the Sheriff’s Department.
“Richie Wall has been a fixture in Morris County government for the past 25 years, and always served with a smile on his face and with a caring manner towards the public and his colleagues,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo. “He has been a dedicated employee and an asset to Morris County.’’
The Parsippany Hills High School graduate started with the county in 1991, coming out of the Police Academy with honors and has been an integral part of virtually every Sheriff’s program.
Wall joined the Sheriff’s Office in following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Guard Reserves He worked his way up the ranks in many assignments over 25 years, including criminal investigations, internal affairs, warrants, emergency services, protective services and administration, and was promoted to Undersheriff in 2013.
He was responsible for re-establishing the Sheriff’s Honor Guard, establishing the Marine Patrol Unit, was instrumental in consolidation of the Sheriff’s K-9, Search and Rescue and Bomb Units into the Emergency Services Unit; as well as enabling the Sheriff’s Warrants Section to work cooperatively with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Fugitive Unit, and integrating the Sheriff’s Crime Lab into the Criminal Investigation Service, and
He also established himself in the community, getting elected to the Great Meadows Regional Board of Education, and was nominated by Gov. Chris Christie and approved by the State Senate as a commissioner on the State Public Employment Relations commission;
Wall was joined by his family and colleagues at the resolution ceremony Wednesday night at the Morris County freeholders meeting in Morristown.