WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: FEMALE ASSISTANT PROSECUTORS REPRESENTING ACPO


MAYS LANDING- Did you know that the legal staff of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is served by 38 Assistant Prosecutors and 25 of those APs are women?
These female Assistant Prosecutors serve in various units at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. In observance of Women’s History Month, you will be introduced to some of these Assistant Prosecutors who are serving Atlantic County.
MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission Statement of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is to provide professional leadership and guidance through the coordination of law enforcement resources to safeguard and protect the citizens by the detection, arrest, prosecution and conviction of criminal offenders.
VALUE STATEMENT
In carrying out its mission, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to our core values:
• Being responsive and accessible to the citizens of, and visitors to, the County;
• Maintaining high standards of professional integrity;
• Treating all people fairly and objectively without regard to race, religion, gender, and
sexual orientation;
• Providing each municipality with additional resources when necessary for challenging
investigations;
• Striving for excellence through the creative application of modern principles and
technologies.
BACKGROUND
Atlantic County is home to the east coast casino capital of Atlantic City. Atlantic City attracted more than 27 million visitors in 2016, making it one of the most heavily visited tourist spots in the country. The County however, has a lot more to offer than just gaming. Its diverse landscape spanning over 550 square-miles features beautiful beaches and scenic waterways such as the Mullica and Egg Harbor Rivers and the expansive Pine Barrens. The more rural western portion of the County includes hiking and horseback trails, farmlands, markets and the famous blueberry fields of Hammonton.
Amid this backdrop are development pressures created by rapidly growing communities. The county’s growing population of more than 250,000 residents, and the millions of visitors who come each year, contribute significantly to the need for the prosecutorial and related criminal justice services provided by this office.
The New Jersey Constitution provides that each county shall have a County Prosecutor. This constitutional provision is implemented by a statute creating the Office of the County Prosecutor, which mandates that the criminal business of the state be prosecuted exclusively by the County Prosecutor—except in those cases where the Attorney General may choose to supersede. The statute charges the County Prosecutor with the duty of using all reasonable and lawful diligence for the detection, arrest, indictment and conviction of offenders against the law.

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Anyone with information about serious crimes is asked to contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://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.

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