MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced the promotion of six people with the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.
“Upon the retirement of Deputy Chief Denise Arseneault in February of this year, vacancies arose which necessitated several promotions. I am extremely proud to announce the promotion of six outstanding members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office investigative staff," said Prosecutor Knapp.
Captain Stephen Wilson will be promoted to Deputy Chief. A graduate of Rutgers University, Wilson joined the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in 2000 as a detective and has served in all divisions of the MCPO, primarily the Major Crimes Unit. Most recently Captain Wilson supervised the Special Operations Division. Through his career, Wilson has received numerous commendations for his investigative work in regard to homicides, police-involved shootings, sex crimes, violent crimes and also for his response and efforts at Ground Zero on 9/11. Deputy Chief Wilson will command all investigative units and report directly to Chief of Investigations John R. Speirs.
Lieutenant Brian Keane will be promoted to Captain. A graduate of Seton Hall University, Keane joined the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in 1993 as a detective. Through his career, Keane has conducted numerous surface and undercover narcotics operations, qualifying as a Superior Court expert in the field. He has taken part in hundreds of high-risk operations, including the seizure of 675 kilos of cocaine from a residence in Madison. Captain Keane will command the Special Operations Division, which is comprised of the Special Enforcement, Fugitive, Intelligence/Homeland Security and High Tech Crimes Units.
Sergeant Christoph Kimker will be promoted to Lieutenant. A graduate of Seton Hall University, Kimker joined the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in 2004 as a detective. During his career, Kimker also has been a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team and has been a firearms instructor. Lieutenant Kimker will supervise the Professional Standards, Financial Crimes, Insurance Fraud, Bias and Arson/Environmental Crimes Units in the Specialized Crimes Division.
Detective Supervisor Anne-Marie Truppo will be promoted to Sergeant. Truppo, who graduated from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, began her career with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office as a support staff member in 2003 and was promoted to detective in 2005, serving primarily in the Sex Crimes and Child Endangerment Unit. In 2011, she received a Certificate of Recognition from the Morris County Detectives’ Association for her outstanding work in a case involving sexual assaults of multiple children by a stranger. The perpetrator was arrested and pleaded guilty. Sergeant Truppo will supervise the General Investigations Unit of the Courts and Administrative Division.
Detective Joseph Soulias will be promoted to Detective Supervisor. A former Lieutenant in the New Jersey State Police, Soulias joined the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in 2015 after serving with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. A graduate of Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey), Soulias has worked in the Financial Crimes Unit and is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. Detective Supervisor Soulias will assist in the supervision of the Financial Crimes, Insurance Fraud, Bias, Professional Standards and Arson/Environmental Crimes Units in the Specialized Crimes Division.
Detective Jazmin Munoz-Felder will be promoted to Detective Supervisor. Munoz-Felder was hired by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in 2013. She previously worked for the Middlesex County College Police Department and the Rutgers University Police Department, then known as the University of Medicine and Dentistry Police Department. Detective Supervisor Munoz-Felder has been assigned to the Sex Crimes and Child Endangerment Unit where she has been highly commended for her work. Munoz-Felder will continue to be assigned to the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit of the Tactical Division and assist in its supervision.