Bureau of Law Enforcement
Undersheriff Mark S. Spitzer
Mark S. Spitzer was appointed as Undersheriff for the Bureau of Law Enforcement on February 8, 2017, and was sworn in by Superior Court Judge Thomas Critchley. Undersheriff Spitzer is responsible for all operations within the Bureau of Law Enforcement. Undersheriff Spitzer has thirty-four (34) years of law enforcement experience. He previously served on the Mount Olive Township Police Department (a nationally recognized and Accredited Agency); specifically as the Chief of Police for the past nine (9) years. During his tenure at the Mount Olive Township Police Department, Undersheriff Spitzer held many assignments including; Operations Division Commander, Investigations Division Commander, Patrol Division, Task Force Unit, the Special Operations Unit, Internal Affairs, and the Field Training Unit.
Undersheriff Spitzer received an Associate of Science Degree, in Criminology, from the County College of Morris. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice (Summa Cum Laude) as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership and Public Administration from Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ. Undersheriff Spitzer is also a graduate from several Police Management and Leadership courses including; Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, the West Point Command and Leadership Program, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety’s Executive Management Program and the F.B.I.’s Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Program. Undersheriff Spitzer is an Advanced Accredited Chief Executive (ACE) through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP).
Undersheriff Spitzer is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) where he currently serves as New Jersey’s State Representative to the State Associations of Chiefs of Police (SACOP), the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) where he currently serves as the State Parliamentarian, and the Morris County Police Chiefs Association (as its President in 2012). He is the founder and past president of the Morris County Superior Officers Association and a former Team Leader for the Morris County Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team. Undersheriff Spitzer serves on the National Board of Directors of Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) Program and has also served as an Advisory Board Member of the Institute of Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Education (ILEESE) at Centenary University, as an Advisory Board Member of the Mount Olive Child Care and Learning Center, and as the President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Evaluation and Counseling (CEC).
The Undersheriff has received numerous departmental awards including an Exceptional Duty Award, two (2) Meritorious Service Awards, a Life Saving Award, four (4) Grand Cordons, two (2) Honorable Service Awards, a Program Development Award and two (2) Educational Achievement Awards. In 1989, Undersheriff Spitzer received the Knights of Columbus Shield Award for the investigations of several bank robberies and a homicide. In 2002, he was awarded the Executive Leadership Award by Northwestern University, in 2012, he was awarded the Morris County Police Chief’s Association Distinguished Service Award, in 2014, he received the NJSACOP President’s Award, and in 2016, the Chief Sandy Danco Service Award from the NJSACOP.
Undersheriff Richard A. Rose
Richard A. Rose was promoted on September 1, 2020 to a position as one of two Undersheriffs in the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Law Enforcement.
Undersheriff Rose previously served since January of 2017 as Chief Warrant Officer for the Bureau of Law Enforcement, and was responsible for the Bureau’s Administrative Division as well as audits, budgeting, reviews and operational services.
As an Undersheriff, he maintains management of those duties as well as oversees all Morris County Court Services, including Protective Services, Legal Services, the Warrants Section and Professional Standards.
Undersheriff Rose has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, previously serving until June of 2016 as the Executive Captain for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. He is considered one of the longest-serving sworn members of the Prosecutor’s Office Investigative Staff.
Undersheriff Rose had previously been assigned to the Grand Jury Unit, Trial Unit, White Collar Crime Squad/Fraud Unit and the Special Investigations Unit. As a Superior Officer, he had also commanded the Special Services Section, Trial Division, Tactical Division, Family Division, Special Enforcement Division, Administration Division and the Specialized Crimes Squad during his tenure with the Office. Undersheriff Rose also served as the Office’s Public Information Officer.
Undersheriff Rose has a vast amount of experience in conducting internal affairs investigations and served as the Office’s Internal Affairs Officer for several years. He also served as the Office’s Administrative and Executive Captain for the past three (3) County Prosecutors based on his law enforcement organizational and administrative skills. Undersheriff Rose served as the NJSACOP Accreditation Manager and Assistant Accreditation Manager and was instrumental in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office being accredited by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police in May of 2012 and then re-accredited in June of 2016.
In 2003, Undersheriff Rose was recognized for his participation in the Executive Protection and Security Detail within Morris County of then President George W. Bush. In 2006, he received the ASIS International Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and commitment to the highest standards of the profession of law enforcement. In 2013, Undersheriff Rose received a Prosecutor’s Commendation for serving as the Primary Accreditation Manager and spearheading the effort that facilitated the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office initially being accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP). Again in 2016, he received a Prosecutor’s Commendation for serving as the Primary Accreditation Manager during the NJSACOP Re-Accreditation Period which facilitated the Office being re-accredited by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.
Undersheriff Rose holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (C.U.N.Y.) located in New York City. Undersheriff Rose has completed course work and received certification in Supervisory Management from Rutgers University. He is also a graduate of the F.B.I.’s “Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar” (L.E.E.D.S.) as well as the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police’s “New Jersey Police Executive Institute Training Course”.
Undersheriff Rose also completed the U.S. Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration’s Narcotics Commander Leadership Program in 2001. He is also a graduate of the NJ Statewide Narcotics Task Force “Top Gun” Course along with completing the National Incident Command System Training Courses. Undersheriff Rose has also attended numerous seminars and training courses on a variety of investigative and law enforcement topics throughout his thirty (30) years with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. He has received extensive training in the areas of Policy Development, Risk Management in Law Enforcement, Internal Affairs and the Law Enforcement Accreditation Process.
Chief Sheriff’s Officer Kelley Zienowicz
Chief Sheriff’s Officer Kelley Zienowicz was sworn in to the Chief’s position by Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon on September 3, 2019, and is the Agency’s highest-ranking Sheriff’s Officer in the Bureau of Law Enforcement and the sole female Chief in Morris County.
As Chief, she is responsible for daily oversight over 120 sworn Officers and non-sworn members of the Bureau’s three divisions: Protective Services, Specialty Services, and Criminal Investigations.
Chief Zienowicz grew up in Chester, NJ, and attended Villa Walsh Academy. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Boston College in 1999, and a master of arts degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College in New York City in 2003.
Chief Zienowicz began her career as a civilian employee with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in 1999. Within a year, she was hired as a Sheriff’s Office Investigator, and in 2001, she attended and completed training at the Morris County Police Academy and was first assigned to the Protective Services Division.
Chief Zienowicz has refined her skills over nearly two decades by serving in most of the agency’s divisions. One of her greatest achievements was her nomination to attend the 273rd Session of the FBI National Academy, a 10-week course of study in Quantico, Virginia, in the summer of 2018. Shortly after her promotion to Chief in September 2019, she began further leadership studies at the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Academy.
Early in her career, Chief Zienowicz was assigned to the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit, where she spent 11 years assisting in multiple criminal investigations throughout Morris County.
Chief Zienowicz qualified at trial as an expert fingerprint witness, and testified about evidence in other trials, including the high-profile murder prosecutions of defendants Jose Feliciano, Anthony Novellino and Carlos Rojas.
Chief Zienowicz was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in April 2012 and assigned to the Legal Services Division as the Executions and Foreclosure Section Supervisor. That promotion was followed on March 1, 2016, by advancement to the rank of Detective Lieutenant.
She served as Division Commander in the Administrative Division, overseeing Internal Affairs and the Special Operations Section before a transfer in September 2016 to the Protective Services Division where she oversaw the courthouse complex and operations and security at the Dover Probation Office.
Upon graduating the FBI National Academy in 2018, Chief Zienowicz oversaw the Special Services Division which encompassed CSI, the Evidence Section and the Bomb Squad.
Chief Zienowicz is the recipient of multiple awards, including: Sheriff’s Achievement Award, Exceptional Duty Award, Unit Citation Medal, Professional Service Medal, Educational Achievement Medal-Master’s Degree, Morris County Detective’s Association Distinguished Achievement Unit Award, and the NJ Women in Law Enforcement Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award, which is given to women who achieve a law enforcement rank of lieutenant or higher.
Chief Zienowicz is a three-time Police Unity Tour rider and participates annually in the Special Olympics Torch Run.
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.
Warden Christopher E. Klein
Warden Christopher E. Klein began his career with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office/Bureau of Corrections in September of 1999. As an Officer, Warden Klein worked in the Intake/Processing Unit and the Policy and Procedures Unit.
In 2007, Warden Klein was promoted to Sergeant where he managed the Policy and Procedures Unit and the New Jersey Department of Corrections State Inspection.
In 2012, Warden Klein was promoted to Lieutenant and was assigned the role of Administrative Lieutenant. As the Administrative Lieutenant he managed the Training Unit, Fire Safety Unit, Medical Unit, Policy and Procedures Unit and Quartermaster Unit. He has overseen both the New Jersey Department of Corrections State Inspection and Accreditation Departments. While managing the Accreditation Department, the Morris County Correctional Facility received its 4th accreditation from the American Correctional Association. In August of 2013, Warden Klein was promoted to his current position of Warden for the Morris County Correctional Facility. Warden Klein currently oversees the day- to-day operations of the correctional facility.
Warden Klein is a graduate of Rutgers University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal justice.