Chamber Information

Officers – Board Members

Chamber of Commerce Officers

President Rosemarie Aloia
Vice President /Corresponding Secretary Judy Messineo
Recording Secretary Marisa Barcia
Treasurer Debbie Calderio
Board Members Louis Alioa

Sal Cosentino

Liz Gray

Eva Cieniewicz

Jesus Rodriquez

Charles Grieco

Doug Niosi

Mike Garcia –



Related Information
• Annual Business Expo and Family Picnic
• Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement
• Chamber of Commerce Event Listing
• Contact the Chamber of Commerce of Garfield

The Bergen County Jail Tour

The Bergen County Jail Experience

“Chamber members visit Bergen County Jail”


Chamber members getting ready to start their tour with Sheriff Trella


State of the Art Video Conferencing enables inmates to be tried for other offenses without change of venue.  This camera will enable the prisoner to be tried and convicted of other crimes in other areas of New Jersey without having to leave Hackensack.  Prior to this technology, an inmate had to be driven to the location where he was to be tried.  He would be accompanied by a minimum of two officers.  This could be an all day event, given the time it would take to go to the new location, await the trial and the return trip.   The trip would be provided at the expense of the tax payer.   Now, the inmate is taken to a video conference room within the Hackensack County Jail and is tried while the accusing location is on the other end of the video connection.   A tremendous reduction in man hours, officer safety and taxpayer money is to benefit.


Sheriff Trella talks about the new cell block soon to be opened at the Jail.  This area, like the rest of the areas in the prison , is a state-of-the-art block.  There is one officer in the enclosed round-about you see in the picture and at least one guard on the floor.   In the Bergen County Jail, there is always a guard in the middle of the population.   In this picture, to the right of the clock, is the camera.  This camera has the ability to see all areas of the block.  The black box on the left between the two floors is a TV.  There are two TV’s in the block


Chamber members stand outside the prison with Sheriff Trella after the tour.   We all learned a lot and thank the Sheriff and his staff for a very informative and eye-opening tour.

The Bergen County Jail Experience

“Chamber members visit Bergen County Jail”

A small contingency of chamber members toured the facilities on August 11th in Hackensack.

We acknowledge Sherif Trella and his efficient staff for the outstanding job they do in a very secured environment of interesting design to protect the inmates as well as the visitors.  

As “state of the art” the Bergen County Jail may be; it is a place you would like to tour but certainly not to reside.


Scary, isn’t it?  Wait till you see the tour.

Click on the Jail Cell to begin…

County Jail Visit

The Bergen County Jail Experience


Click here to learn about our experience in the Bergen County Jail, Hackensack, New Jersey

Did You Know???

  1. The officers in the Bergen County Jail do not carry firearms
  2. There are approximately 68 women in the prison
  3. Prisoners that are a danger to themselves wear uniforms that cannot be torn or ripped
  4. The Officers and Prisoners walk amongst each other
  5. There are no convicted inmates within the walls of the prison All inmates are awaiting trial.
  6. Only 2% of the inmates come from Bergen County
  7. There are pay scales for the prisoners.  50 Cents a day for cleaning crew, $1 a day for Laundry and Kitchen help
  8. Women wear Green jumpsuits, Men wear Orange

Mission Statement

The Chamber of Commerce exists to endeavor, through the common interest of our membership, to build a united and productive City of Garfield by actively participating in and supporting the existing local government and the business and social community.

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