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 Platkin Announces Prison Sentences for Three Members of a Newark-Based Fencing Ring That Trafficked Stolen High-End Vehicles Worth More Than $1 Million
For Immediate Release: August 5, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney GeneralDivision of Criminal Justice- Pearl Minato, DirectorFor Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lisa CoryellOAGpress@njoag.govTRENTON – Acting Attorney...
For Immediate Release: July 14, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney GeneralDivision of Criminal Justice- Pearl Minato, DirectorFor Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lisa CoryellOAGpress@njoag.govTRENTON – Acting Attorney General...
Acting AG Platkin Announces Woman Sentenced to Prison for Role in Major Gun Trafficking Ring in Camden
Defendant Is Last to Be Sentenced as a Result of “Operation Zombie,” a Multistate Investigation that Led to the Seizure of 36 FirearmsFor Immediate Release: July 8, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney GeneralDivision of Criminal...