Bergen County Jail
The Bergen County NJ Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 160 South River St Hackensack, NJ which is operated locally by the Bergen County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. The Bergen County Jail serves as a central reception and processing center for pre-trial male and female adult inmates whose incarceration is necessary to ensure a court appearance.
Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Bergen County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Hackensack Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.
The Bergen County Jail staffs over 280 Correction Officers to supervise a potential of 1,150 inmates. The facility is designed and is operated in accordance with constitutional standards, to meet accreditation set by the American Correctional Association and the New Jersey State Department of Corrections. In addition, the Jail meets standards for health care established by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.
** COVID-19: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Bergen County NJ Jail (ICE) is facing VISITATION SUSPENSION for the next 15-30 days. Please call 201-527-3000, 212-863-3401 for the most current visiting room updates and when visits will resume.
Effective February 10, 2020 - Please go to the following website for updated visiting days and visiting times: https://www.bcsd.us/visiting-hours
The Bergen County Jail's Medical Unit provides continuous medical, nursing, dental and ancillary health care services to all inmates housed in the Bergen County Jail.
The Bergen County Jail also maintains a comprehensive mental health service delivery system within the Bergen County Jail. On-site clinical services are available seven days per week.
Drug Rehabilitation Centers (DRC) for Male and Female Inmates
The Drug Rehabilitation Center (DRC) is the first of its kind in any New Jersey County Jail and has been in operation since 1995. This intensive, 90-day in-patient substance abuse treatment program is for inmates who meet classification criteria.
All inmates enter the program on a voluntary basis and may request an interview by completing an Inmate Advocate Form, available at all times in each housing unit. The DRC program is structured on a 12-week cycle and addresses all relevant issues related to addiction and criminal behavior.
Community Release Programs
The Bergen County has various community release programs including the Sheriff's Work Release Program, Home Custody Program, Family Care Release Program, Vocational Training Program, State Work Release Program, Sheriff's Labor Assistance Program [SLAP], Out-Side Inmate Labor Program, Juvenile Electronic Monitoring [BEM], and the Bail Enhancement Program.