About the AG's Office

Divisions & Offices

Divisions & Offices

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

Division of Administration

Division of Administration
Chief Administrative Officer, Erin Zippel

The Division of Administration (DOA) serves as the foundation of resources and support for the Department of Law and Public Safety (LPS), ensuring seamless and efficient operations. With a wide range of responsibilities, DOA oversees budget operations, compliance, equal employment opportunity and ethics, constituent services, fiscal management, grant administration, human resources, information technology, and facilities management. DOA also contains a general counsel’s office that provides legal support to the division and LPS on administrative matters.

By diligently managing both day-to-day operations and long-term objectives, DOA plays a crucial role in achieving LPS goals and delivering high quality services to both staff and constituents.

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Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Interim Director, Kirstin Krueger

The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) regulates the manufacture, distribution, sale, and transportation of all alcoholic beverages in New Jersey, and ensures the collection of state taxes imposed on alcoholic beverages.

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Division on Civil Rights
Director, Sundeep Iyer

The Division on Civil Rights (DCR) is responsible for enforcing the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, which makes it illegal to discriminate in employment, contracting, housing, and places of public accommodation. DCR provides training, education, and community outreach to reduce prejudice and bias across New Jersey.

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Division of Consumer Affairs
Acting Director, Cari Fais

The mission of the Division of Consumer Affairs, within the Department of Law and Public Safety, is to protect the public from fraud, deceit, misrepresentation and professional misconduct in the sale of goods and services in New Jersey through education, advocacy, regulation and enforcement. The Division pursues its mission through its 51 professional and occupational boards that oversee 720,000 licensees in the state, its Regulated Business section that oversees 60,000 NJ registered businesses, as well as through its Office of Consumer Protection, Bureau of Securities, Charities Registration section, Office of Weights and Measures, and Legalized Games of Chance section.

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Division of Criminal Justice
Director, J. Stephen Ferketic

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 Gaming Enforcement

Division of Gaming Enforcement
Interim Director, Mary Jo Flaherty

The Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) serves as the investigative arm of New Jersey’s casino regulatory system. A law enforcement agency staffed by attorneys, investigators, and accountants, DGE enforces the Casino Control Act, which regulates online gaming, sports wagering, and Atlantic City’s casinos.

Division of Highway Traffic Safety

Division of Highway Traffic Safety
Director, Michael J. Rizol Jr.

The Division of Highway Traffic Safety (DHTS) works to prevent motor vehicle-related crashes and the resulting property damage, injuries, and fatalities on New Jersey’s roadways, and is responsible for administering the federally funded State & Community Highway Safety Program.

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Division of Law
Director, Michael T.G. Long

The Division of Law (DOL) serves as primary legal counsel for New Jersey state government, with its work taking three forms: providing legal advice to the state’s departments and agencies; defending the state in civil litigation; and bringing civil enforcement actions against individuals, corporations, and other entities that harm New Jersey and its residents.

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New Jersey State Police
Superintendent, Colonel Patrick Callahan

New Jersey State Police (NJSP) is the largest law enforcement agency in New Jersey, with nearly 2,800 enlisted and 1,250 civilian members. In addition to its statewide law enforcement jurisdiction, NJSP also houses the Office of Emergency Management, which coordinates statewide emergency services during natural and manmade disasters.

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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 Alternative and Community Responses
Director, Tiffany Wilson

The Office of Alternative and Community Responses (OACR) is coordinating the Department of Law and Public Safety’s efforts to address how the Department and New Jersey’s law enforcement agencies respond to the country’s continued mental health and addiction crises. 


Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO), Lora Fong

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) promotes an inclusive and empowering environment within the Department of Law & Public Safety. ODEI fosters multi-cultural awareness and competency among our workforce and develops and delivers initiatives that highlight, value, and leverage the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of the employees of the department. By fostering a workplace culture and organizational approach that promotes equity and meaningful engagement, the Department is stronger and better able to serve the people of New Jersey.


Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor

Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor
Interim Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, Al Garcia

The Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) is responsible for investigating, prosecuting, and deterring insurance fraud and serves as the statewide coordinator for all anti-insurance fraud efforts in New Jersey. With more than 50 detectives and 20 prosecutors, OIFP investigates a range of complex fraud schemes.

Office of Justice Data

Office of Justice Data
Chief Data Officer, Kristin Golden, PhD

The Office of Justice Data coordinates data collection and analysis across the Department of Law and Public Safety, ensuring the Department meets various statutory obligations. With a particular focus on criminal justice data, OJD promotes transparency and accountability through timely and accessible public data releases. Working with other criminal justice and law enforcement stakeholders, OJD helps to ensure that the office’s policymaking is rooted in data and rigorous statistical analysis.

Office of Law Enforcement Professional Standards

Office of Law Enforcement Professional Standards
Director, Kevin Lutz

The Office of Law Enforcement Professional Standards (OLEPS) is responsible for ensuring that New Jersey law enforcement follows the best policing practices. OLEPS reviews the policies and trainings of the State Police to ensure they comply with state and federal laws. They also analyze data to identify disparities or changes in the enforcement actions, monitor the internal affairs practices, and provide the public with information on the performance of the State Police.

OLEPS is committed to ensuring that the residents of New Jersey are protected and served by law enforcement that upholds the highest standards of integrity, proficiency, and accountability.

Office of Public Integrity & Accountability

Office of Public Integrity & Accountability
Executive Director, Drew Skinner

The Office of Public Integrity & Accountability (OPIA) has a dual mission: to investigate violations of public trust and to develop policies that rebuild faith in government institutions and the criminal justice system. It leads the Department in the investigation and prosecution of public corruption as well as all officer-involved shootings and other law enforcement uses of force. It re-investigates cold cases involving homicides and other violent crimes as well as considers claims of actual innocence. OPIA oversees and develops statewide policies relevant to data collection and analysis, as well as for training for law enforcement personnel.  The office further investigates criminal activity involving civil rights violations.


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.


Office of Securities Fraud and Financial Crimes Prosecutions
Legal Chief, Pablo Quiñones

The Office of Securities Fraud and Financial Crimes Prosecutions (OSFFCP) focuses on pursuing major financial crimes, including securities fraud, and holding white collar criminals accountable for their wrongdoing.  The Attorney General created this new office within the Division of Criminal Justice to enhance and expand the State’s existing efforts to prosecute financial crimes.  The OSFFCP is specifically charged with investigating and prosecuting crimes that undermine the fairness and integrity of our financial systems, exploit investors, and prey on vulnerable individuals across the State of New Jersey and beyond.

Victims of Crime Compensation Office

Victims of Crime Compensation Office
Director, Mary Ellen Bonsper

The Victims of Crime Compensation Office (VCCO) provides compensation to certain victims of violent crime for expenses they incur as a result of the crime. VCCO serves as the payer of last resort, available to victims after they have exhausted other resources, including State benefits and insurance.
Juvenile Justice Commission

Juvenile Justice Commission
Executive Director, Jennifer LeBaron, PhD

As New Jersey’s lead juvenile justice agency, the Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) provides care, custody, and rehabilitative services to youth committed to the agency by the courts; supervises and coordinates services for youth on parole; and supports local efforts to provide prevention and early intervention services to at-risk and court-involved youth.

New Jersey Racing Commission

New Jersey Racing Commission
Interim Director, Thomas Salerno

The New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) regulates horse racing in New Jersey. NJRC is a nine-member, bipartisan body appointed by Governor, staffed by a team of career employees who oversee the permitting and licensing procedures of horse owners, trainers, drivers, and veterinarians.

State Athletic Control Board
Commissioner, Larry Hazzard, Sr.
The State Athletic Control Board (SACB) regulates all contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat, including boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. SACB also collects ticket and television taxes, licensing fees, and disciplinary fines related to these contests.

Advocacy Institute

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Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute
Director, Margaret A. Cotoia
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute provides training that meets the practice needs of deputy and assistant attorneys general, county prosecutors, and other government lawyers.  The AGAI runs litigation skills courses and lecture programs and is an accredited New Jersey and Pennsylvania continuing legal education provider.
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