Working hard to save Atlantic County residents their hard-earned money. Doing More with Less!
Sheriff Eric Scheffler has been able to increase the Sheriff’s services and remain under budget each calendar year of his term. He and his team have returned hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to the County surplus and presented his budget under the two percent cap every year.
While operating under budget, The Sheriff has expanded and created services for the community. Services include late-night probation reporting, children in court visitation, after hours security details, Hope One, Community Care Initiative and augmenting county municipal police departments when needed. In addition, Sheriff Scheffler has partnered with AtlantiCare and Enlighten Solutions on a Department of Agriculture grant and has secured a $300,000 RV. This mobile unit provides members of the Atlantic County communities with critical support, specifically to those who are struggling with addiction.
Sheriff Scheffler secured a $2 million grant, the largest Sheriff's office grant in Atlantic County. The Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine after receiving a four-year, $2 million federal grant to provide overdose prevention training for first responders.
The grant was issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The program trains police, firefighters, casino and hospital security and emergency medical technicians in Atlantic County. It also distributes the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone and train overdose survivors and their families on its use.
All this has been made possible as a result of out-of-the box thinking and management experiences that the Sheriff has bought to his position.