Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Police Use of Force and Officer Involved Shooting Program is a Great Success

April 20, 2018

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - On the afternoon of Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office hosted the first of their four “21-County, 21st Century Community Policing Project” programs. The “21/21 Community Policing Project” was implemented by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and aims to cultivate relationships between local law enforcement ...

Free Veterans Legal Clinic and Benefits Expo; Friday April 27

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A free Legal Clinic and Resources Expo is scheduled for all Morris County Veterans on  Friday, April 27.  The event will take place at the Morristown Municipal Building, 200 South Street, third floor senior citizens room from 11am - 2pm.  Free coffee and donuts will be served.

“We urge our veterans to take advantage of this program ...

Bateman Bill to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.

'Pass the Trash' Signed into Law: Purging Sexual Predators from Local Schools

TRENTON -  Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Joann Downey to thoroughly vet prospective school employees for allegations of sexual misconduct to prevent sexual predators from working in schools has been signed into law.         

There have been numerous cases where teachers accused of sexual misconduct involving children in one school were able ...

Attorney General Announces Statewide Initiative to Strengthen Police-Community Relations; Morristown Event Slated for Apr 17 at 1pm

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced a new initiative – the 21-County, 21st Century Community Policing Project, or the “21/21 Project” – which will promote stronger police-community relations by bringing law enforcement and community stakeholders together in every county, at a minimum four times each year, for town hall meetings, roundtable ...

Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury Joined Morris CARES and Community Leaders for Community Presentation

On the morning of March 26, 2018, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury joined Morris Center for Addiction Recovery Education & Success (CARES), Sheriff James M. Gannon, and local leaders for the monthly community breakfast at the CARES headquarters in Rockaway Borough. Alton Robinson, the Lead Peer Recovery Specialist at CARES, began the morning by welcoming the various members of the ...

NJ Attorney General Issues Directive on School Violence Threats


TRENTON, NJ – In the wake of the deadly Valentine's Day school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 students and teachers dead and other recent mass shootings, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has issued a statewide law enforcement directive to clarify that when local law enforcement agencies receive tips about suspicious activity related to terrorism or threatened ...

Manager of an Assisted Living Facility in Morristown Charged with Stealing $237,000 from an Elderly Person

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The business manager of an assisted living facility in Morristown has been charged with exploiting her position to steal approximately $237,000 from an elderly victim under her care, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. 

The manager, Marcella Drakeford of Jensen Beach,  Florida is charged with 6 counts of mail fraud and was arrested in Florida. She will be ...

Prosecutor Knapp and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seabury Hosted Opioid Presentation for Members of Leadership Morris

MORRISTOW, NJ - Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury met with the current class of Leadership Morris during the morning of March 15, to discuss the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic that continues to affect countless lives throughout the Morris County community.

Leadership Morris is community education program that was founded in 1991, and is run by the Morris County ...

Morris County Man Arrested; Drugs, Guns & Money Seized

BUTLER & KINNELON, NJ - A Morris county man was arrested on Sunday resulting from a police investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

A  joint investigation conducted by the Butler and Kinnelon Police Departments, the Morris County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the Morris County ...

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