The Department of Law & Public Safety is organized into various Divisions, Offices, and Commissions that cover a broad range of responsibilities. Each of these programs operate under the supervision of the Attorney General with the assistance of his Executive Leadership Team
Superintendent, Colonel Patrick Callahan
Division of Law
Director, Michael T.G. Long
Division of Criminal Justice
Director, Pearl Minato
The Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) is responsible for investigating and prosecuting violations of New Jersey criminal laws. With a staff consisting of over 400 detectives, prosecutors, civil investigators, and professional support personnel, DCJ investigates criminal activity across the state, focusing on high-impact cases that require significant or highly specialized investigative resources.
Division of Consumer Affairs
Acting Director, Cari Fais
Division on Civil Rights
Director, Sundeep Iyer
Director, James Graziano
Director, David Rebuck
Division of Highway Traffic Safety
Director, Michael J. Rizol Jr.
Chief Administrative Officer, William Cranford
The Division of Administration (Administration) oversees the day-to-day operations of the Department of Law & Public Safety, coordinating the Department’s human resources, information technology, budget, fiscal, and grant-making functions. Administration also handles matters involving compliance, employee ethics, and discipline.
Division of Violence Intervention and Victim Assistance
Executive Director, Patricia Teffenhart
VIVA will advance a unified strategy for public safety by bringing together victim services, including victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and the Department’s violence intervention and prevention programming. VIVA will centralize these services, under one roof and provide staffing to support these programs statewide.
Office of Justice Data
Chief Data Officer, Kristin Golden, PhD
Office of Public Integrity & Accountability
Executive Director, Thomas Eicher
Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor
Interim Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, Al Garcia
Director, Christina M. Glogoff
Statewide Affirmative Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Office
Director, Ravi Ramanathan
The Statewide Affirmative Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Office is a first-in-the-nation office with the mandate of bringing civil enforcement actions against firearm companies to hold them accountable for violations of the law that harm the health and safety of New Jersey residents. Specifically, SAFE is authorized to bring civil enforcement actions against gun industry members that knowingly or recklessly contribute to a public nuisance in New Jersey through unlawful or unreasonable conduct.
Victims of Crime Compensation Office
Director, Mary Ellen Bonsper
Juvenile Justice Commission
Acting Executive Director, Jennifer LeBaron, PhD
Executive Director, Judith A. Nason
Commissioner, Larry Hazzard, Sr.
Director, Margaret A. Cotoia