Release* Date: June 27, 2014
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: June 27, 2014
Carey sworn to five-year term as
Andrew C. Carey was sworn in today to serve a five-year
Carey, who served for more than a year as the
Prosecutor Carey subsequently administered the oath to the assistant prosecutors and investigators who work in the prosecutor’s office.
Prosecutor Carey thanked staff members for their hard work and continued support, noting he has worked with assistant prosecutors in court and with investigators at crime scenes. “I know you do the right thing, no matter what it takes,’’ he said.
In addition to Judge Francis, guests at the ceremony included Superior Court Judge Bradley Ferencz, Superior Court Judge Alberto Rivas, state Sen. Robert Smith, state Sen. Sam Thompson, Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios, Freeholder H. James Polos, John A. Pulomena, the county administrator, and Joseph W. Krisza, head of the county Department of Public Safety and Health.
in attendance were Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns, Morris County
Acting Prosecutor Frederic M. Knapp,
Guests from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark were John Gay, deputy chief of the criminal division, Narcotics Chief Ronnell Wilson, Narcotics Unit Paralegal Yolonda Mike, Investigator Matthew Maltese and retired District Office Security Manager Thomas Maltese.
Prosecutor Carey began serving as acting prosecutor on May 6, 2013 after he was nominated on March 31, 2013 by Gov. Chris Christie to become the county’s chief law enforcement officer. The state Senate confirmed the nomination on June 23, 2014.
Carey has an extensive background in criminal prosecutions. Before joining
began his career in law enforcement in 1996, working as an assistant district
attorney in the New York District Attorney’s Office in
earned his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law in
also is the recipient of numerous professional awards and honors, including
recognition from the FBI and the New York City Police Department Joint
Organized Crimes Task Force, the N.Y.P.D. police commissioner, the U.S. Drug
Enforcement Administration, The Port Authority of New York and
The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office oversees 28 municipal and university police departments and is among the busiest in the state. The office handles more than 6,000 criminal complaints annually, has a budget of nearly $18 million, and employs 190 people, including 42 assistant prosecutors, 63 investigators and 15 agents.