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

 

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Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Hosts

18th Annual Candelight Vigil - Sunday, May 3, 2015 | Click for Details


Press Release 4/30/2015

Passaic County Board of Social Services Employee Pleads Guilty

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced that on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, former Passaic County Board of Social Services employee Jecemia Echevarria, age 43, pleaded Guilty to one (1) count of Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct, a Second Degree crime and one (1) count of Theft by Deception, a Second Degree crime.

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Press Release 4/30/2015

18th Annual Candlelight Vigil
Hosted by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

In observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, to promote
victims' rights and to honor crime victims, the Passaic County
Prosecutor's Office of Victim Witness Advocacy will host their
18th Annual Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 3:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Passaic County Community College
Auditorium.

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Press Release 4/25/2015

Additional Arrest Made in Murder of Teen in Paterson

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Acting Paterson Police
Chief William Fraher, announce the arrest of Hasmeek Coles, age 20, of Paterson,
New Jersey, as a result of an investigation into the murder of Armoni Sexton, age
15, of Paterson.

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Press Release 4/23/2015

Arrest Made in Murder of Teen in Paterson

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Acting Paterson Police
Chief William Fraher announce the arrest of Gregory Oliver, age 20, of Paterson,
New Jersey, as a result of the investigation into the murder of Armoni Sexton, age
15, of Paterson.

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Press Release 4/21/2015

West Milford High School Teacher Charged with Child Endangerment

PATERSON, N.J. - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the arrest of Michael Fleming, age 30, of Hackensack, 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:

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

January 30, 2015-
Paterson Office of Emergency Management Personell Member Sentenced for Role in Fatal Crash

January 21, 2015-
City of Passaic Recreation Director Indicted

January 21, 2015-
City of Paterson Motor Pool Supervisor Indicted

January 14, 2015-
Group of Five Admit their Roles in Large-Scale Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

January 7, 2015-
Narcan Saves a Life in Passaic