Troopers “Unequivocally Endorse” Russo for His “Experience and Leadership”
The State Troopers’ Fraternal Association of New Jersey, which represents more than 1,600 rank and file troopers, announced its endorsement of Darrin Russo for Somerset County Sheriff this year.
“It is a deep honor to be endorsed by the NJ State Troopers, who are some of the most respected law enforcement officers in the nation,” said Russo. “As the Somerset County Sheriff I will leverage my relationship with the troopers and other agencies to bring new, effective policing techniques that will deliver real safety and security for the people of Somerset County.
Russo is a 30 year veteran of the Franklin police department who specialized in community policing and building relationships with the community. From 2004 to 2016 when Russo retired as a Lieutenant, violent crime fell 44 percent in Franklin due to innovative partnerships between police and businesses, schools, neighborhoods and houses of worship.
“The State Troopers Fraternal Association … unequivocally endorses you for the office of Somerset County Sheriff,” said Wayne Blanchard, President, State Troopers Fraternal Association. “The men and women of the State Troopers Fraternal Association look forward to standing shoulder to shoulder with you as the next Somerset County Sheriff in facing all the challenges that we as law enforcement officers deal with on a day to day basis.”