The Department of Law & Public Safety is organized into 16 different entities — eight Divisions, five Offices, and three Commissions — that cover a broad range of responsibilities. Each of these 16 programs operate under the supervision of the Attorney General with the assistance of his Executive Leadership Team.
New Jersey State Police
Superintendent, Colonel Patrick Callahan
Division of Law
Director, Michelle Miller
Division of Criminal Justice
Director, Veronica Allende
Division of Consumer Affairs
Acting Director, Kaitlin A. Caruso
Division on Civil Rights
Director, Rachel Wainer Apter
Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Director, James Graziano
Division of Gaming Enforcement
Director, David Rebuck
Division of Highway Traffic Safety
Director, Eric Heitmann
Division of Administration
Chief Administrative Officer, William Cranford
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.
Office of Public Integrity & Accountability
Director, Thomas Eicher
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.
Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor
Acting Prosecutor, Tracy M. Thompson
Office of Law Enforcement Professional Standards
Director, Christina M. Glogoff
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
Acting Executive Director, Jennifer LeBaron, Ph.D.
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
Executive Director, Judith A. Nason
State Athletic Control Board
Commissioner, Larry Hazzard, Sr.