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988 NATIONWIDE SUICIDE AND CRISIS LIFELINE

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ATLANTIC COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVE ADDRESSING QUALITY OF LIFE CRIMES

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ACPO STAFF PROTECTED WITH COVID-19 MASKS

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MAYS LANDING – The NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services is announcing that starting on July 16, 2022, New Jerseyans as well as the nation will be able to use 988 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on all phones including mobile and landlines. 988 will be available for …

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – A non-partisan public and private partnership has been established between the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office, Atlantic City Police Department, the Atlantic City Casino At-Risk Initiative, and local businesses. Atlantic City Councilman Kaleem Shabazz and Chief James Sarkos of the ACPD have brought these stakeholders together multiple times over the last five …

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is on scene at the Dollar General Store located at the 700 Block of New Road, Absecon, NJ for the report of a Police Officer Involved shooting.  Per the N.J. Attorney General Guidelines, the Attorney General’s Office has been notified and members of Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit …

MAYS LANDING- In Atlantic County and nationwide drug overdose deaths connected to Fentanyl continues to rise, according to the latest data available to law enforcement, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. In 2020, Atlantic County saw 105 fentanyl related deaths out of 144 reported overdose deaths. In 2021, Atlantic County saw 142 drug overdose …

MAYS LANDING –An Egg Harbor City man has been arrested and charged with numerous narcotics offenses, following a Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit investigation that began in December 2021, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. On May 4, 2022, members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit executed a search …

MAYS LANDING—Erika Halayko has been promoted as the newest Chief Assistant Prosecutor at Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. “I am proud to announce the well-deserved promotion of Erika Halayko to Chief Assistant Prosecutor at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. I have watched, for over a decade, as Chief Assistant …

MAYS LANDING- The staff of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says farewell and thank you to ACPO Sgt. Tracey Thompson who has retired after serving 16 years at the agency, said Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Investigators Bruce K. DeShields. “Upon his recent retirement I would like to offer my thanks and gratitude …

MAYS LANDING—The murder trial of Brian Wakefield for the 2001 killings of Shirley and Richard Hazard of Pleasantville was the final trial in New Jersey where a defendant was sentenced to death. In 2003, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill successfully prosecuted this trial and also forged a longtime friendship with the family members of …

MAYS LANDING— Distracted Driving Awareness Month is a very important time of year for the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit and Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Robinson. From 2018-2022, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit has investigated 156 motor vehicle crashes that resulted in a total of 166 fatalities. According to …

MAYS LANDING- Did you know that 3 Captains currently serving at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office are graduates of the FBI National Academy? ACPO Capt. Kevin Hincks is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 268. In December 2003, Captain Hincks was hired by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.   Captain Hincks received his bachelor’s …