Deputy Warden Barry Nadrowski of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold moves his office down the hall, and his profile up a notch.

Acting Warden Barry Nadrowski Takes His Oath (Cynthia Scott, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office)

The 20-year law enforcement veteran was given the post of Acting Warden today by county Sheriff Shaun Golden. Nadrowski assumes the post vacated by Brian Elwood, who retired after a 25-year career.

"Acting Warden Nadrowski is a dedicated law enforcement professional," said Golden in a prepared statement, "and I’m confident his leadership and commitment to excellence will ensure that MCCI remains one of the top law enforcement facilities in the country.”

Nadrowski calls the promotion an honor and a privilege. “I look forward to the challenges, and, will be dedicated to continue to operate a safe and secure facility for the inmates and correctional staff.”

Described as someone who "went through the ranks" since 1992, Nadrowski most recently oversaw administrative operations, security, and programs. He also has been involved in emergency management, gang intelligence and training, and served as the county's liaison to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Marshal's Service and U.S. Army contracted inmates.

Nadrowski was instrumental in the squad's national accreditation, issued by the American Correctional Association.

His annual salary is pegged at $137,000.