Sheriff Eric Scheffler
Sworn-in as Atlantic County Sheriff on November 22, 2017, Eric Scheffler has dedicated his life to law enforcement and public safety. After 20 years of service, Eric recently retired from the Atlantic City Police Department, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Through hard work and dedication, Eric was successful pursuing several promotions including Shift Commander in the Patrol Division and Commander of the Training Unit. Through these various positions, Eric supervised hundreds of law enforcement officers and was responsible for instructing in twenty-two different topic areas. Moreover, he was responsible for creating eleven different law enforcement instructor courses, some of which are still utilized today. At least nineteen police departments in New Jersey currently use Eric’s educational programs, including the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. His commitment to educating and training the next generation of law enforcement officers is second to none.
For the past two years, Eric has worked as an education support professional at Mainland Regional High School, working with at-risk youth as well as intellectually developmentally disabled students. He has been a volunteer and a founding member of Mainland’s “One Life Committee,” tackling heroin and opioid addiction issues in our schools.
Eric Scheffler was born in Margate and raised in Northfield. A graduate of Stockton University, Eric lives in Northfield with his wife Maria and their five children.