The Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) is responsible for investigating and prosecuting violations of New Jersey criminal laws. With more than 150 detectives and 100 prosecutors, DCJ investigates criminal activity across the state, focusing on high-impact cases that require significant or highly specialized investigative resources. In addition, DCJ assists the Attorney General in his role as the state’s chief law enforcement officer, which pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act of 1970 gives the Attorney General broad supervisory authority over New Jersey’s 21 County Prosecutor’s Offices and the state’s 38,000 law enforcement officers. DCJ provides statewide training for prosecutors and law enforcement officers, and administers the Police Training Commission.
1) How to file a domestic violence restraining order; 2) resources for domestic violence victims; and 3) petitioning the court to dissolve the no contact order for defendants/juveniles released from custody due to public health emergency credits.
General COVID-19 Information
Information for Law Enforcement Officers
AG Directive 2020-4 Firearms Requalification – Directive Revising Firearms Qualification and Requalification Standards for New Jersey Law Enforcement
AG Directive 2020-3 Allocation Policy – Directive Regarding Non-Prosecution of Healthcare Facilities and Professionals Adhering to Triage Protocols During COVID-19 Pandemic
AG Directive 2020-2 Deadlines – Directive Updating Certain Reporting, Training, and Certification Deadlines
AG Directive 2020-1 REV. 4.11.20 – Directive Instructing All Law Enforcement Agencies And Officers On The Appropriate Use Of COVID-19 Information From Public Health Officers
- Exhibit A: Department of Health Memo, April 11, 2020
- Exhibit B: Department of Health FAQ, April 11, 2020
Guidance to Law Enforcement to Protect Public and Meet Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic
Protecting Officers During Covid-19
Acting AG Bruck: Division of Consumer Affairs Issues Warnings to Businesses over Complaints of High Prices for COVID-19 Home Test Kits
For Immediate Release: January 14, 2022 Office of The Attorney General- Andrew J. Bruck, Acting Attorney GeneralDivision of Consumer Affairs- Sean P. Neafsey, Acting DirectorFor Further Information: Media Inquiries-Gema de las HerasDCApress@dca.njoag.govNEWARK – With...
Acting AG Bruck Announces 11 Members of Salem City Drug Ring Indicted on Conspiracy and Drug and Weapons Offenses
For Immediate Release: December 16, 2021 Office of The Attorney General- Andrew J. Bruck, Acting Attorney GeneralDivision of Criminal Justice- Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, DirectorNew Jersey State Police- Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, SuperintendentFor Further Information:...
Acting AG Bruck Announces Charges Against Six Alleged Members Of Auto Theft Ring That Burglarized Car Dealerships And Stole High-End Vehicles Worth $787,000
State Police Auto Theft Task Force and Division of Criminal Justice led “Operation Dealer No Deal”For Immediate Release: December 10, 2021 Office of The Attorney General- Andrew J. Bruck, Acting Attorney GeneralNew Jersey State Police- Colonel Patrick J. Callahan,...