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Camelia M. Valdes, Passaic County Prosecutor
Camelia M. Valdes
Passaic County Prosecutor

 

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Press Release 7/28/2015

Satellite TV Installer Found Guilty of Kidnapping and Sexually Assaulting Child

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the conviction of Arcadio J. Nova, 40, of Bronx, New York.

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Press Release 7/23/2015

The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office is seeking criminal trial attorneys with 7-10 years of experience to serve in the position of Assistant Prosecutor

Applicants must have tried a minimum of 15 criminal cases to a jury and the most recent jury trial must be within the last 12-24 months. Applicants must have tried crimes of the first and second degree, including homicides and/or sexually based crimes.

Resumes should be forwarded to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes.

Resumes may be forward via email to Ms. Luisa Franco, lfranco@passaiccountynj.org.


Press Release 7/22/2015

The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office is seeking an experienced public information officer. Please forward a resume to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes.

Resumes may be forward via email to Ms. Luisa Franco, lfranco@passaiccountynj.org.

The Public Information Officer shall:

Coordinate all media contacts with personnel of the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office;

Have the authority to release information to the media as authorized by the Passaic County Prosecutor;

Provide information to the press pertaining to individuals indicted by the Passaic County Grand Jury;

Ensure that accurate information is released in accordance with the policy of the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office;

Coordinate the release of information concerning victims, witnesses and suspects;

Assist the Passaic County Prosecutor in ensuring compliance by all Passaic County Law Enforcement Agencies through training and the development of local procedures for response to informational requests;

Maintain a current list of all Public Information Officers representing each Municipal Police Department in Passaic County and make the list available to the media;

Assist the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office OPRA custodian in responding to requests for information;

Coordinate Social Media releases, establish and maintain a social media presence and update the Passaic County Prosecutor's Website;

Attend all Passaic County Prosecutor's Office events where the media may be present and/or attending;

Attend Court trial events and coordinate the media inquiry response;

Responsible for coordinating photograph and video of Passaic County Prosecutor's Office events and uploading approved images to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office website;

Draft and review all press/news releases, and after approval by the Passaic County Prosecutor, distribute to news outlets and coordinate same by posting to Passaic County Prosecutor's Office website;

Coordinate all news conferences, assist and participate in same;

Maintain an electronic and paper file of all Press Releases and Conferences and post same to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office website;

Develop, maintain and upload data to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and Instagram Accounts;

Review daily the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office website and update events, changes, daily;

Post and update personnel changes and Human Resource documents to the Passaic County website daily;

Update the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office media outlet contact list;

Prepare and maintain a data bank of all media outlet contacts;

Maintain liaison with all local media reporters.

And other duties as determined appropriate by the Passaic County Prosecutor.



Welcome to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

Early in New Jersey's history the state deviated from the British tradition of private prosecutors. It has been reported that as early as 1686 there are records of a colonial Attorney General appearing on behalf of the King in “West New Jersey”. In 1812 the New Jersey Attorney General was authorized by statute "to appoint deputies to prosecute the pleas of the state in such counties as he may not be able to attend in person".

The duties of a county prosecutor have developed through court decisions and legislation. As our courts have pointed out, a county prosecutor has an obligation to detect and arrest, as well as to obtain indictments and prosecute them. He is under a statutory duty to investigate suspicious situations and determine the facts in the process of detecting and arresting, especially when he receives information that makes it reasonably probable that the law has been violated.


Our Mission

The mission of the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office is to insure that the citizens of Passaic County have a professional investigative response to crime and quality legal representation designed to promote the security of our residents while respecting the rights of individual victims of crime. Our commitment is to maintain the highest law enforcement standards and utilize our available resources to:

Fulfill our statutory requirements.

Investigate and prosecute criminals, holding offenders accountable for their crimes.

Maintain and improve quality of case presentation in Passaic County’s Criminal Courts.

Foster partnerships with the full range of diverse groups within Passaic County.

Strive to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of office operations.

Cooperate with other agencies and institutions within the justice system to improve the efficiency of case management.

Maintain and improve the administration of justice

 

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Latest Press Releases:

July 28, 2015-
Satellite TV Installer Found Guilty of Kidnapping and Sexually Assaulting Child

July 22, 2015-
Ring Leader of Large-Scale Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

June 24, 2015-
Multi-Agency Fugitive Sweeps Put 55 Wanted Persons In Jail

June 5, 2015-
Haskell Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault

June 5, 2015-
Substitute Teacher Arraigned on Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child Charges

June 4, 2015-
Two Chiropractors, an Orthopedist, and a Runner
Arrested for Illegal Insurance Scheme

April 30, 2015-
18th Annual Candlelight Vigil
Hosted by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

April 30, 2015-
Passaic County Board of Social Services Employee Pleads Guilty

April 21, 2015-
West Milford High School Teacher Charged with Child Endangerment

March 24, 2015-
Newark, New Jersey Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Armed Carjacking

February 11, 2015-
Hawthorne Doctor Indicted for Fondling Patients

February 6, 2015-
Man Arrested in Fradulent Real Estate Scam

February 3, 2015-
Narcan Saves a Life in Totowa

February 3, 2015-
Seven Indicted in Bad Check/Money Laundering Scheme