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Posted Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

Sen. Anthony Bucco and Sheriff James M. Gannon Also Participate

Two long-serving Morris County Sheriff’s Bureau of Corrections captains, Jim Janzen and Robert “Mac” McCaffrey, were honored yesterday by the Board of Freeholders, Sen. Anthony Bucco, and Sheriff James M. Gannon for 25 years of outstanding service to Morris County.

The officers received county resolutions of thanks and congratulations from the freeholders during a ceremony held at the county governing board’s meeting in Morristown on Monday afternoon.

Capt. Janzen (left) and Capt. McCaffrey accept congratulations from Freeholder Tom Mastrangelo during event

Capt. Janzen (left) and Capt. McCaffrey accept congratulations from Freeholder Tom Mastrangelo as freeholder board looks on

“These two officers provided outstanding service to the county over their careers and will be very difficult to replace. They helped make the Morris County Correctional Facility the best run jail in the state,” said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “On behalf of all county residents, We thank them for their years of service and wish them well in retirement.”

Janzen and McCaffrey both started their careers with the county in 1994 in the old, cramped county jail which was attached to the county courthouse in downtown Morristown. They both were involved with the closing of the old facility and the transition to the new county jail in located on John Street in Morris Township.

Capts. Janzen and McCaffrey receive legislative citation from Sen. Anthony Bucco

Capts. Janzen and McCaffrey receive legislative citation from Sen. Anthony Bucco

Both men worked their way up the ranks under Sheriff Ed Rochford and current Sheriff James M. Gannon to become captains, who were integral to the professional and successful operation of the current jail.

The two officers strongly supported key corrections initiatives, such as the Sheriff’s Star Program and Hope Wing Program, and they were integral to the professionalism displayed at the county jail, helping to effort to ensure that it remains in 100 percent compliance with all state and national standards. In 2019, the county facility received a sixth consecutive American Correctional Association accreditation.

Congratulations to Jim and Mac!