Bureau of Corrections
Undersheriff Alan J. Robinson
Alan J. Robinson has over 30 years experience in the field of corporate security management, investigations, intelligence and executive protection. For the past 28 years, he was the director of Protection and Security Services/Emergency Management for Atlantic Health System, responsible for the protection of 16,000 employees, 4,000 physicians at six (6) hospitals as well as 300+ satellite locations. In this capacity, his department was ranked 10th nationally, and 1st in New Jersey, for security programs that delivered outstanding business value. In 2006, he was nominated to be the first national Director of the Year by Campus Security Magazine for his security management and expertise.
In 2013, he was appointed to the State of New Jersey Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force, the State’s cabinet-level body responsible for setting homeland security and domestic preparedness policy, by Governor Chris Christie.
He is a national speaker and police academy instructor for the FBI, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, U.S. Attorney’s Office and many state, county and municipal police departments in the area of protecting children from sexual predators. In this capacity, Robinson has received countless awards including: the 2008 FBI Director’s Award for Distinguished Community Service; the 2005 Executive Proclamation from Governor Codey for Community Service in Protecting Children from Sexual Predators; the 2011 Morris County Detective’s Association Special Recognition Award; the 2012 recipient of a Senate Resolution from Senator Joseph Kyrillos for his community service in protecting children and vulnerable populations; and awarded as 2015 Honorary Chief of Police by the Morris County Police Chiefs Association. He has also served as a police self-defense instructor for the United States Marshals Service and other state and local police departments.
Robinson received his undergraduate degree in Police Science from Thomas Edison State College. He is certified in Homeland Security (Level IV) in the fields of Incident Command and Terrorism by the American College of Forensic Examiner’s Institute and is a Certified National Threat Analyst by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security.
Undersheriff Robinson lives in Brookside and is the father of two grown children. He oversees the Bureau of Corrections, conducts Risk Assessments and provides assistance at Community based Programs.
Bureau of Law Enforcement
Chief Edward K. Crooker
Chief Edward Crooker’s law enforcement career began in 1994 with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Corrections. He has over 22 years of progressive law enforcement experience, most of which was in the sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Section (CIS).
In 1996, Chief Crooker was transferred to the Bureau of Law Enforcement’s Protective Services Division in the courthouse. Just one year later, he was transferred to CIS where he excelled in the area of criminal investigation.
Chief Crooker has earned the Honorable Service Medal in 2001, the Sheriff’s Achievement Medal in 2002 for his participation in the search and rescue efforts at Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks, the Exceptional Duty Medal in 2005, the Distinguished Achievement Award in 2008, the Unit Citation Medal in 2010, the Meritorious Service Award in 2012 and the Professional Service Medal for 20 years of service in 2013.
Chief Crooker currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the Bureau of Law Enforcement with emphasis on maintaining the integrity, expertise and effectiveness of the agency’s non-mandated services and providing these shared supportive services to Morris County’s 39 towns.