MAYS LANDING- Today, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office bids farewell to two Senior Assistant Prosecutors with a combined 55 years of service to ACPO. Senior Assistant Prosecutor Grace Dovell-Welch who is also a U.S. Navy Veteran has served as a prosecutor at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office since January 1990, and currently serves in the Litigation Unit as a Drug Court and Pre-Trial Intervention Assistant Prosecutor. Senior Assistant Prosecutor Dovell-Welch was on active duty from 1985 to 1989 as a Lieutenant in Judge Advocate General Corps in the US Navy Reserve and her duty stations included the Naval Legal Services Offices in Philadelphia and Great Lakes and the USS Patterson. While on active duty, Senior Assistant Prosecutor Dovell-Welch was assigned as a Prosecutor, Defense Counsel, Claims Officer and Physical Evaluation Board Officer.
Senior Assistant Prosecutor Susan Schalles has served as a county Prosecutor since 1994, when she started her career at the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. Senior Assistant Prosecutor Susan Schalles graduated from University of Richmond Law School in 1985, and she worked as an Assistant Prosecutor at the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office from 1985 to 1987. Senior Assistant Prosecutor Susan Schalles worked for the FBI and in private practice before returning to prosecution at ACPO on June 6, 1994. During her time at ACPO, she worked in Grand Jury, Litigation, Forfeiture, and Special Victim’s Units. Senior Assistant Prosecutor Susan Schalles was also the Supervising Legal Adviser to local Atlantic County municipalities.
“Grace has distinguished herself as a prosecutor in Drug Court and has helped hundreds of addicts in their journey to recovery. Prior to finishing up in Grand Jury, Sue gained significant experience in asset forfeiture. ACPO is losing a collective 60 years of institutional knowledge and experience between these 2 prosecutors. Each of these lawyers has made significant contributions to our agency and I want to wish them all the best as they enter a new phase of their career,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
Thank you for your service to Atlantic County, our country and the community, Senior Assistant Prosecutor Grace Dovell-Welch and Senior Assistant Prosecutor Susan Schalles!
“Being a lawyer is not merely a vocation. It is a public trust, and each of us has an obligation to give back to our communities.”
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.