New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:8-15.1 - Tenure For Warden

30:8-15.1. Tenure for warden
1. Any person now holding the office, position or employment of warden of a county penitentiary or jail in a county of the first class having more than 800,000 inhabitants, who has been appointed for a full term of three years and after serving such full term has been reappointed to such office, position or employment, shall, if the board of chosen freeholders of the county, by resolution, so determines, continue to hold such office, position or employment during good behavior and efficiency and shall not be removed therefrom, except for good cause shown, after a fair and impartial hearing before the board of chosen freeholders of the county, upon written charges of the cause of complaint preferred against him, signed by the person making the same and filed in the office of the clerk of the board of chosen freeholders of the county, and copies whereof have been served upon him, at least 30 days before said hearing, at which hearing he shall be entitled to be represented by counsel, to produce witnesses and testify in his own behalf, and shall be entitled to, and the board of chosen freeholders shall be empowered to issue, writs of subpoena to compel the attendance of witnesses, and from the decision in any such hearing such person shall be entitled to appeal to the Superior Court, which court shall hear the cause de novo and may order such person reinstated in his said office, position or employment, if it shall decide that such order is proper and just under the circumstances.

L.1950,c.19,s.1; amended 1967,c.115,s.2; 1991,c.91,s.328.

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