Corinne N. Mason
Recording Secretary, Detective, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office
Detective Corinne N. Mason has been an essential component of the Law Enforcement Community since 2007. In January 2019, Mason joined the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, where she is currently assigned to the Professional Standards Unit. In this role, Mason is responsible for monitoring and/or conducting sensitive and confidential investigations involving criminal violations committed by elected and appointed officials, as well as other public employees.
In her former role with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office in Camden, New Jersey, Mason achieved the role of Sergeant and served as Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau. Mason is among few high-ranking African American female officials to hold this prestigious and consequential role. In this position, she was charged with upholding the integrity of her profession, as well as ensuring compliance with the police and ethical codes by exercising her keen judgment and investigative ability. Additionally, she contributed to the creation and implementation of new departmental policies. Prior to Internal Affairs, Mason was assigned as a Sergeant to the Court Security Bureau within the Sheriff’s Office where she supervised over 70 sheriff’s officers, effectively oversaw case operations, implemented emergency management training, as well as designed and instituted Standard Operating Procedures for the courthouse. During her tenure with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Mason increased emergency management efficiencies through the effective training of over 500 state judiciary and county employees on how to properly respond to an active shooter. Mason also served as a hostage negotiator, where she and her team were often called to highly critical situations alongside the SWAT team, where she was tasked with negotiating with hostage takers, barricaded and suicidal subjects. In former capacities, Mason was assigned to the Probation Bureau, Investigator for the Special Investigations Unit, full-time Task Officer for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) South Jersey Violent Offender and Gang Task Force, as well as several other roles spanning thirteen years of public service, to include Corrections Officer at Garden
State Youth Correctional Facility (GSYCF) for the New Jersey Department of Corrections.
Mason’s persistence and dedication extend to her impact in the community as well. She has served on the Ministry of Protection at her church, where she has been able to lend her expertise while serving God, assisted in the establishment of the Camden-based mentorship program for young women, Women of the Dream, and sat on the Board of Directors for the Camden-based mentoring program, I Dare 2 Care, both of which support young ladies through their journey through life and leadership. Additionally, Mason has received numerous awards for her fortitude and recognition of service including the 2016 Change Makers Torch Award and the National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc., Cherry Hill Chapter’s 2017 Gold Star Award, Honoring Heroes in Medicine, Law Enforcement and Education.
A native of New Jersey, Mason earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Service Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2016, her Master of Human Services at Lincoln University in 2018 and continues to pursue her education through numerous professional certifications.
As an active member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, (NOBLE), Mason currently serves on the Executive Board as the Recording Secretary of the New Jersey Chapter, in addition to her service on committees such as Civil Rights & Diversity, Education and Training, Strategic Planning and Legislative Affairs. She is also a member of the International Council of Women in Law Enforcement (ICWLE).
Successfully charting her own course, Mason’s law enforcement career has afforded her the opportunity to outperform and master her craft. Det. Mason is dedicated to doing her part in mending the relationship between the police and the community; and is highly regarded amongst her peers and within the community that she so proudly serves.