• Professional Visitors seeking access to the facility will require a background check or a valid Attorney ID
  • A noncontact window visit will be offered to those that do not qualify 
  • Professional visiting hours are 7 days a week from 8am to 9pm.
  • Movement in the facility is restricted between 2pm to 2:30pm and 2:45 to 3:30pm. 
  • A valid photo identification is required for any type of visit to the facility.
  • No electronic devices or personal belongings are allowed in the Secure Perimeter lockers are provided.
  • NJSA 2C:29-6 makes it a crime to traffic in contraband, or goods, convey unauthorized letters or information, visit without authorization, or communicate in any way with inmates in a matter concerning non-jail related business.

Electronic Discovery Policy 

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Inmate Tablet funding and Video Visiting

Create an Account to fund Inmate tablet accounts and participate in Video Visitation Funding of tablets for Inmates – Only allows funds to be used for tablet activities and video visits this money is nontransferable.
Refunds may be issued only to the Depositor by contacting Viapath  (GTL) at 1-866-516-0115 *Press 1 for deposits and then 0 to speak with a customer service representative to request a refund

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Online Commissary Package

SecurePak is available through Keefe Commissary Network and allows Friends and Family to send a Care Package to an incarcerated individual. 

Each eligible inmate is allowed 2 packages per month totaling no more than $100 in product.

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Inmate In person Visit Scheduling

All visitors are subject to search.

Inappropriate behavior will result in your visit will be terminated, and your privilege being suspended.

Visits may be canceled at any time without notice due to Institutional Concerns or Emergencies 

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Inmate Trust and Telephone Account Funding

Accounts may be funded by Web Deposit, Onsite Kiosk Deposit, or Money Order Inmate Trust Account –Allows money to be used for Commissary, Telephone calls, or funding Tablet Time.

Inmate Telephone Account – Only allows funds to be used for telephone calls this money is nontransferable.

Refunds may be issued only to the Depositor by contacting Viapath  (GTL) at 1-866-516-0115.

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To all Professional Visitors

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office strives to provide inmates entrusted to its custody with all the protections and rights afforded to them by America’s legal traditions and due process. As such, the Office permits inmates access to various legal, medical, religious, and social professionals as an inmate’s needs require.

Attorneys, interpreters, clergy, and medical or social professionals who desire to visit with a specific inmate must follow the following procedures:

  • Professional access to inmates will be permitted in the jail from 7:00 A.M. through 9:30 P.M. 7 days a week. All visits are subject to approval by the Tour Commander on duty.
  • Upon arrival, professionals will be asked to give their name and provide proper identification, such as a Bergen County Sheriff-issued identification card, Attorney Bar Association card, Motor Vehicle License, or Medical License, to the Reception Officer on duty.
  • All persons entering the secure area of the Bergen County Jail must deposit cell phones, coats, keys, tobacco products, and any other prohibited items in the lockers provided. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN FINES AND CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
  • While visiting an inmate, only soft sided file folders are permitted within the jail The inmate may not be given anything other than legal papers.
  • Items such as money, pens, highlighters, paper clips, jewelry, matches, lighters, cigarettes, and chewing gum are considered contraband and are strictly prohibited.

Inmate Property

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  • Inmate property will be picked up in the Reception area between 8:00am and 8:00pm
  • Inmates must sign a release form Prior to pickup
  • All property must be taken (except clothing).
  • You must have a valid identification to receive an inmate’s property.
  • Property accumulated over time that is currently in an inmate’s possession must be released through the Inmate Advocates Office.

Inmate Mail

Bergen County Jail
P. O. Box 0369
Hackensack, N.J. 07601-0369

To ensure the safety and security of the inmates and staff all inmate mail received at the Sheriff’s Office is subject to inspection. Publication such as magazines, newspapers, and books shall only be accepted when shipped directly from the publisher. 

Correspondences not permitted are:

  1. Correspondence or publication contains material which is detrimental to the security and/or order of the Bergen County Jail because it incites violence based upon race, religion, creed or nationality and a reasonable inference can be drawn, based upon the experience and professional expertise of correctional administrators that it may result in the outbreak of violence within the facility.
  2. Correspondence or publication contains information regarding:
  3. Explosives,  Weapons, Controlled dangerous substances, Escape plans, Lock picking or locking devices, or Anything deemed to constitute an immediate threat to the security or orderly operation of the Bergen County Jail
  4. Correspondence or publication contains information which appears to be written in code.
  5. Correspondence or publication that contains information concerning activities within or outside the Bergen County Jail which would be subject to criminal prosecution under the laws of State of New Jersey or the United States.
  6. Correspondence or publication that may incites violence or destructive or disruptive behavior towards:
  7. Law enforcement officers, Office of the Bergen County Sheriff or contract vendor’s personnel, Facility inmates/detainees, visitors and/or volunteers, Facility programs or procedures
  8. Correspondence or publication contains material which, based upon the experience and professional expertise of correctional administrators and judged in the context of the Bergen County Jail and its paramount interest in security, order and rehabilitation:
  9. Taken as a whole, appeals to prurient interest in sex, Lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value, and depicts, in a patently offensive way, actual or simulated sexual conduct including patently offensive representations or descriptions of ultimate sexual acts, masturbation, excretory functions, lewd exhibition of the genitals, sadism, masochism or bestiality. 

Departments In the Bergen County Jail