RECORD GROUP: Other County Records
RECORD SERIES #: 12800.00
SERIES: Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office
VOLUME: .5 cubic feet
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is the largest law enforcement agency in Monmouth County, currently employing more than 300 people. These records consist primarily of annual reports, 1993-2001.
The first Monmouth County courts were established in 1683 and the first grand jury was convened in 1687. The Chief Magistrate of the Court acted much like today’s Prosecutor. In the early years of New Jersey as a State, the function was carried out by deputies of the State Attorney General. In 1822, the State Legislature passed a law providing for a more independent Prosecutor of the Pleas and later in the decade they began to be appointed to five-year terms by the Governor. After 1948, when the Inferior Court of Common Pleas was discontinued, the title was shortened to Prosecutor. Prosecutors are still appointed by the Governor to serve five-year terms to serve as the chief law enforcement officer for the County. The Prosecutor’s Office deals with approximately 15,000 cases annually and works closely with other law enforcement organizations, including municipal police departments, and state and federal agencies.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
This small record series consists of Annual Reports, 1993-2001, plus one news release from 1991.
These records are available in the Archives.
Monmouth County Archives
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Documents in this collection were transferred by Beth Miller at the Government Documents Repository, located at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library, in 2014 (Accession #2014-01).
This finding aid was created by Mary Hussey, March 2018.
Folder 1 – Annual Reports – 1993-1998
Folder 2 – Annual Reports – 1999-2001
Folder 3 – Official News Release – April 1991