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

 

Latest News

Press Release 2/8/2016

Motorcycle and Vehicle Collide in Ringwood

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces that the Ringwood Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office are investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred at 2:42 p.m., Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the intersection of Conklintown Road and Skyline Drive Ringwood.

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Press Release 2/1/2016

Passaic County Law Enforcement Officers Initiate One Narcan Deployment on January 28, 2016

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Wayne Police Chief James Clarke announce that law enforcement officers in Passaic County administered Narcan to one patient on January 28, 2016. Narcan is a medicine administered by way of a spray into the patient’s nostrils to counteract an opioid overdose.

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Press Release 2/1/2016

Paterson Man and Woman Charged for Causing Death to Three Year Old Child

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the arrest of Jonathan Almodovar, 30, and Damarius Lawson, 33, of Paterson, New Jersey.

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Press Release 1/29/2016

Paterson Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces that the Honorable Adam E. Jacobs, Judge of the Superior Court, has sentenced Willy Minaya, 28, of Paterson to 18 years in New Jersey State Prison for the charge of Armed Robbery, which occurred in Paterson on October 12, 2012.

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Press Release 1/28/2016

Passaic County Law Enforcement Officers Initiate One Narcan Deployment on January 26, 2016

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Acting Paterson Police Chief William G. Fraher announce that law enforcement officers in Passaic County administered Narcan to one patient on January 26, 2016. Narcan is a medicine administered by way of a spray into the patient’s nostrils to counteract an opioid overdose.

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Press Release 1/28/2016

Passaic County Law Enforcement Officers Initiate One Narcan Deployment on January 24, 2016

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Haledon Police Chief Louis Mercuro announce that law enforcement officers in Passaic County administered Narcan to one patient on January 24, 2016. Narcan is a medicine administered by way of a spray into the patient’s nostrils to counteract an opioid overdose.

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Press Release 1/25/2016

Passaic Law Enforcement Officers Initiate One Narcan Deployment on January 22, 2016

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces that law enforcement officers in Passaic County administered Narcan to one patient on January 22, 2016. Narcan is a medicine administered by way of a spray into the patient’s nostrils to counteract an opioid overdose.

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Press Release 1/23/2016

Arrests Made in Armed Passaic Carjacking, Police-Involved Shooting Remains Under Investigation

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the filing of charges against Humberto Bautista, age 18, Johnny Martinez, age 25, and a juvenile, age 17, of Passaic, New Jersey.

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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:

February 8, 2016-
Motorcycle and Vehicle Collide in Ringwood

February 1, 2016-
Passaic County Law Enforcement Officers Initiate One Narcan Deployment on January 28, 2016

February 1, 2016-
Paterson Man and Woman Charged for Causing Death to Three Year Old Child

January 29, 2016-
Paterson Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery

January 28, 2016-
Passaic County Law Enforcement Officers Initiate One Narcan Deployment on January 26, 2016

January 28, 2016-
Passaic County Law Enforcement Officers Initiate One Narcan Deployment on January 24, 2016

January 25, 2016-
Passaic County Law Enforcement Officers Initiate One Narcan Deployment on January 22, 2016

January 23, 2016-
Arrests Made in Armed Passaic Carjacking, Police-Involved Shooting Remains Under Investigation

January 8, 2016-
Paterson Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Domestic Violence Murder