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. DCJ also provides integral statewide trainings for prosecutors and law enforcement officers. 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 Prosecutors’ Offices and the State’s 38,000 law enforcement officers.
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
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For Immediate Release: February 12, 2024 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney GeneralNew Jersey State Police- Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, SuperintendentFor Further Information: Media Inquiries-Sgt. Charles MarchanPIO@njsp.govDan...
AG’s Office Seeking the Public’s Help to Locate Fugitive Kurt Young, Retired Corrections Officer Charged with Human Trafficking
The Attorney General’s Office is asking the public for information to assist with the ongoing search for a retired corrections officer who failed to appear at a criminal trial on human trafficking charges.