MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced he is retiring from his current position effective November 1, 2020. His last day will be October 13, announced the prosecutor's office.

Prosecutor Knapp has held the position since 2012 after being appointed by then Governor Chris Christie.

In his letter to Governor Phil Murphy, Prosecutor Knapp stated: “Please accept my thanks and appreciation for allowing me to serve as Morris County Prosecutor. Having served the people of Morris County and the State of New Jersey has been the highlight of my professional career for which I will be forever grateful to you and to former Governor Chris Christie.”

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Knapp stated: “I am exceedingly proud of the men and women of the MCPO with whom I have served. All are law enforcement professionals singularly dedicated to doing justice. It has been my distinct honor and pleasure to have led the MCPO and these outstanding public servants. They often perform incredibly brave and selfless acts in the line of duty, unrecognized by the public, for which they should all be commended.

“I plan to relax and spend more time with my family, especially my grandson, in the coming months and to pursue other professional endeavors," he said.


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