Serves as the legislative branch of County Government.
201 S. Shore Road
New Jersey
United States
+1 (609) 645-5900
+1 (609) 645-5922

Board of County Commissioners

Frank X. Balles, Commissioner


201 S. Shore Rd.
Northfield, NJ 08225
FAX: (609) 645-5922

Term expires 2024

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Jail Committee and Veterans Affairs Committee


Education and Schools Committee, Facilities Committee, Pinelands Review Committee, Public Health and Environment Committee, Public Safety Committee and Tourism/Economic Development Committee


Atlantic County Central Municipal Court Governance Committee, Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Planning Advisory Board, Police Training Advisory Board and Veterans Advisory Board


Born and raised in Atlantic County, Frank X. Balles has spent more than 32 years of his life in law enforcement protecting our local community.  Frank served more than two decades as a police officer in Pleasantville, advancing through the ranks to Administrative Captain.  In 2008, during his first bid for public office, Balles decisively defeated a fifteen-year incumbent and was elected Atlantic County Sheriff.   Twice re-elected, Frank returned to his position as Captain with the Pleasantville Police Department on August 1, 2017 where he officially retired on December 1, 2018.  Frank subsequently decided to serve his municipality and in 2019 was sworn-in as an Egg Harbor Township (EHT) Committeeman until October 2020 when he was elected to fill the Freeholder-at- Large seat vacated by Frank D. Formica.

Beginning his career as an Auxiliary Police Officer, Frank has a passion for volunteerism.  He began Explorer Post #29 shortly after his election, which enables youth throughout the county to learn about the benefits of a career in law enforcement as well as a variety of public safety careers. 

Frank currently serves on the Executive Board of Avanzar (formally the Women’s Center), Crime Stoppers of Atlantic County, President of the April Christine Memorial Scholarship and is currently the President of the Pleasantville Police Foundation.  Frank has served on many other boards previously including EHT Zoning Board and has served as a youth coach.  During his distinguished law enforcement career, he has completed the FBI National Academy, the National Sheriffs Institute, the West Point Command and Leadership Program and more than 35 law enforcement related schools and seminars.  As an instructor at the Atlantic County Police Academy, Frank has used his knowledge and experience to train the next generation of law enforcement professionals. Respected by his peers, Frank is the former Commander of both the Atlantic County and Pleasantville Emergency Response Teams.

Frank resides in Egg Harbor Township with his wife Cyndi.  He is the father of two children, Michael and Kerri and four grandchildren.

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