Elected in 2014, Sheriff Lee brings more than a 35 years of law enforcement and investigative experience to the office. A native of Cadis, Pa., where he grew up on his family’s dairy farm, Sheriff Lee began his career with the Metro Transit Police in Washington, DC, before moving to Delaware in 1977 to take a position with the Seaford Police Department. He would go on to serve the City’s police force in a variety of positions for the next 25 years, including patrol, special operations, criminal investigations, and as part of Seaford’s first motorcycle unit. He retired as a detective/sergeant in 2002, then transitioned into a new role as a state detective for Sussex County in the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, working on special task forces, as well as extraditing fugitives back to Delaware, before retiring in 2012.
The Sussex County Sheriff's Office is the principal law enforcement agency of Sussex County , New Jersey in the United States . Established in 1753 with the formation of the county, the sheriff's office is based in the county seat of Newton, New Jersey . The law enforcement agency's jurisdiction includes overseeing security at the county's courthouse facilities, operation a county jail (the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility ) and is responsible for civil processes including serving court documents ( summons and complaints , various writs , subpoenas and other orders of the court ), processing foreclosures , and conducting sheriff's sales .