There's still no word who will take the reins as Ocean County Sheriff.

Door to Ocean County Sheriff's Department (Ocean County Sheriff's Office)

Longtime Sheriff william Polhemus passed away last month at age 84. 77-year-old Bill Sommeling is serving as acting Sheriff for now.

Once Governor Christie makes his nomination, the senate will have to confirm it.

Some of the names being me mentioned include Ocean County Freeholder Jack Kelly, Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd and Sommeling.