A New Jersey State Police Sergeant from Little Silver is likely to get probation for falsifying crime audit reports - but he's being taken off the force.

Glenn Mannino, 52, will also be barred from public employment for life in New Jersey for pleading guilty to records tampering, according to information from acting state Attorney General John J. Hoffman's office.

Mannino was an assistant supervisor in the unit that sends data to more than 700 law enforcement agencies in New Jersey and the National Crime Information Center, Hoffman's office said.

He took a guilty plea in a Mercer County courtroom to a fourth-degre charge of falsifying or tampering with records and is scheduled for sentencing April 10, Hoffman's office said. He's been on suspension since April 2013.

According to the statement, Mannino's unit maintains the integrity of the New Jersey Criminal Justice Information System, which contains criminal histories, motor vehicle records and information on fugitives, thefts and missing persons.

His responsibilities include audits of agencies that use the system to ensure compliance with security policies and requirements. Authorities said that he doctored at least 26 audit reports between October 2009 and June 2011, failing to visit agencies and logging false timekeeping entries to conceal it.