Division of Criminal Justice

Director of the Division of Criminal Justice

Director of the Division of Criminal Justice

Pearl Minato

Director

Pearl Minato

Pearl Minato, Director

Pearl Minato is the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice.  The Division of Criminal Justice oversees New Jersey’s unified, integrated system of law enforcement.  The more than 400 investigators, detectives, prosecutors and professional personnel are charged with investigating, enforcing and prosecuting criminal activity.  In addition to its direct law enforcement operations, the Division provides oversight and coordination to New Jersey’s law enforcement community at the state, county and municipal level to ensure the safety and security of all New Jersey residents.  Minato, formerly a Senior Counsel to the Acting Attorney General, is a career prosecutor, with over 25 years’ experience in law enforcement.  Previously, Minato served as Chief of Staff for the Office of Public Integrity & Accountability and a Deputy Attorney General with the Corruption Bureau, the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, and the Statewide Narcotics Task Force.  Minato started her career as an Assistant Prosecutor with the Camden and Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Offices where she litigated numerous street and violent crimes cases.  Minato graduated from Hunter College-New York and the Rutgers School of Law-Camden.

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