OCPO Sergeant Honored For Mental Health Efforts

Courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

OCEAN COUNTY – Sergeant John (Jack) Steinhauer of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office (OCPO) was recently recognized by the Mental Health Awareness Committee of Ocean County for his “tireless commitment to mental health issues and stigma reduction in our community,” according to Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato.

Steinhauer was honored at the May 2 “Celebrating Wellness” Award and Proclamation Ceremony at the Ocean County Library.

OCPO Senior Assistant Prosecutor Renee T. White nominated Steinhauer for the award, citing his role in in establishing the Office of the Attorney General’s NJ CLEAR requirements for law enforcement in 2017. This requires every law enforcement official to attend an eight hour Special Needs for Law Enforcement Training.

“Without hesitation, Jack stepped up to see that the mandate was met. He often worked after his regularly scheduled work hours to complete this task, never with a complaint or hesitation.  He has trained hundreds of officers over the past year,” stated the OCPO in a press release.

Steinhauer also did a presentation for staff of Six Flags Great Adventure regarding Autism Awareness Day. He helped meet the needs and concerns of the park staff by improving their security staff training for the event.

“Jack’s work ethic and commitment to those he serves helps not only the mental health community, but has added to the safety of all in our community.  He is a selfless advocate and a skilled presenter dedicated to public safety and a credit to the Office of the Ocean County Prosecutor,” said Coronato.