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.
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.
Chief Warrant Officer Richard A. Rose
Richard A. Rose was appointed as the Chief Warrant Officer for the Bureau of Law Enforcement on January 23, 2017. Chief Warrant Officer Rose is responsible for the Administrative Division as well as numerous audits/reviews and operational services within the Bureau of Law Enforcement. Chief Warrant Officer Rose has over thirty (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 Office’s Investigative Staff.
Chief Warrant Officer 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. Chief Warrant Officer also served as the Office’s Public Information Officer.
Chief Warrant Officer 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. Chief Warrant Officer 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, Chief Warrant Officer 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, Chief Warrant Officer 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.
Chief Warrant Officer 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. Chief Warrant Officer 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”.
Chief Warrant Officer 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. Chief Warrant Officer 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.
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.