Undersheriff Mario A. Recinos

Undersheriff Mario A. RecinosMario Recinos, a dedicated servant in the Law Enforcement field for over 34 years, marked the beginning of his professional career within the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department in the early spring of 1980 where he started off as a Correction Officer in the County Jail. After only a few years in his career, Mario Recinos was promoted to Sergeant where he managed the security, custody and control of inmates.


By the year 2002, Mario Recinos was promoted to Lieutenant and Administrative Liaison where he monitored Security Operations. During his tenure as a Lieutenant, Mario Recinos served within the Gang Unit Task Force where he oversaw all procedures for the identification of gang members and ensuring the security of witnesses, confidential informants and confidential information..

Throughout the years, Mario Recinos has received numerous awards, citations and recognitions, including citations from the FBI, the DEA, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Prosecutor’s Office, Presidential Group Recognition and the Hispanic Law Enforcement Association. He is a proud member and past president of Simon Bolivar Lions Club.


Mario Recinos’ educational background in Criminal Justice and Psychology is accredited through Passaic County Community College. He completed the Basic Course for Police Officers and the Basic Course for County Corrections Officers at the Passaic County Police Academy and has also completed countless hours of training in law enforcement academies, County and Statewide, as well as the DEA Training Academy in Quantico, VA.


In 2003 Mario Recinos was assigned to the DEA Task Force and worked undercover and as a Backup Supervisor conducting high profile drug trafficking investigations, performing assignments both domestically and internationally until 2011. .


Mario Recinos was promoted to the Director/Chief of the Bureau of Narcotics in 2011 and then to the position of Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff in 2014. However, Mario Recinos’ greatest accomplishment in life has always been his beloved family, which includes a marriage of 25 years to his wife Larraine Recinos, and his two children, Victoria and Michael.

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