The Hunterdon County Freeholders, Tuesday evening, approved a shared services jail consolidation agreement with Warren County. The Agreement was recommended by Sheriff Fred W. Brown for housing County inmates at Warren County’s Correctional Center in Belvidere and projects a cost savings of $250,000.

Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren said, “Hunterdon County is most appreciative of the partnership we have had with the Somerset County Sheriff, Corrections unit, and Freeholders for the length of the previous Agreement.

We, as Freeholders, however, have a responsibility to the taxpayers of Hunterdon County to find the most efficient, effective, and cost saving shared service opportunity possible, which has led us to the Agreement with Warren County.”