Deputy Chris Gorel has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2011. Having served in both the court and patrol divisions, he has spent the last five years with the fugitive warrants division and is a sworn member of the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force. A New Jersey native originally, he is a veteran of both the United States Marine Corps and the U.S. Army Reserve, as well as a former correctional officer. In November of 2017, Gorel was selected as a member of the K-9 Division and was paired and trained with his German Shepherd partner, Vito, while at Shallow Creek Kennels in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania. K-9 Vito, from the Czech Republic, specializes in narcotics detection and all areas of patrol work.