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Public Notice


The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office, Investigation Division is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices.

Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic areas: the administrative function, the operations function, the investigative function, and the arrestee/detainee function.

Agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments by calling (856) 453-0486 extension 13372 on Monday December 15, 2014 between the hours of 9:00AM and 11:00AM.  Comments will be taken the Assessment Team.  Email comments can be sent to the CCPO Investigation Division at

Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards.  A copy of the standards are available for inspection at the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office, 115 Vine Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302. Please contact Sgt. Francis Nolan by calling (856) 453 -0486 extension 11173 for more information.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office, Investigation Division's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them by email to Harry J. Delgado, Accreditation Program Manager,, by phone (856) 334-8943, or write to the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, NJ 08053.

Jennifer Webb-McRae
Jennifer Webb-McRae

Harold B. Shapiro
Harold B. Shapiro
1st Assistant Prosecutor

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Chief Richard Necelis
Chief Of Detectives

Mission Statement
The Prosecutors office is the chief law enforcement agency in the county. It is the mission of the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office to create and preserve an environment of safety and security for the citizens of Cumberland County. We are committed to a standard of excellence in providing our citizens with effective and efficient investigation and prosecution of crime and innovative leadership for law enforcement. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life in our community while continuously improving service to the community.

Legislative Authority
The authority of the Cumberland county prosecutor is established under N.J.S.A. 2A:158-1.

"There shall be appointed, for each county, by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate to serve for a term of five years and until the appointment and qualifications of his successor, some fit person who shall have been admitted to the practice of law in this state for at least five years, who shall be known as the county prosecutor and who, except as otherwise provided by law, shall prosecute the pleas of the state in such county and shall have all the powers and perform all the duties formerly had and performed by the prosecutor of the pleas of such county."

All the functions, powers and duties of the attorney general relating or pertaining to the enforcement and prosecution of the criminal business of the state and any county of the state shall be exercised through the county prosecutor.

N.J.S.A. 52:17b-109 the Cumberland county prosecutor's office is under the overall supervision of the Prosecutor who shall be appointed by the governor of the state of New Jersey. The prosecutor shall administer the work of the prosecutor's office under the direction and supervision of the Attorney General.