Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Hosts Training for Morris County Municipal Counter Terrorism Coordinators

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office hosted a training program for all thirty-nine Municipal Counter Terrorism Coordinators (MCTC) in Morris County, as well as School Resource Officers and members of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. The program took place on August 30, 2018 at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, and was organized by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Homeland Security Unit. Speakers for the training included, Morris County First Assistant Prosecutor Tom Zelante, Lieutenant Jan-Michael Monrad, Detective Supervisor Thomas Joiner, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Bradford Seabury, Investigator David Kanig the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness CTC Liaison, and State Critical Infrastructure Coordinators Patrick Owens, Mike Boyle, Nick Kormash, and Joseph Conrey.

The training covered various subjects pertaining to Homeland Security including, protocol on receiving and reacting to Homeland Security reports, Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR), instruction on how to properly manage emotionally disturbed persons, and a comprehensive training concerning site safety assessments at schools. Attendees also joined a round table discussion covering the various Homeland Security issues affecting their municipalities on a daily basis.

Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said, “Homeland Security and Preparedness is an integral part in keeping the Morris County community safe. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will continue to work closely with the MCTCs, School Resource Officers, and all other members of law enforcement to ensure proper preparedness throughout the county.”

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Hosts Training for Morris County Municipal Counter Terrorism Coordinators

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.

Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Delivers Opening Remarks at “Top Gun” Narcotics Enforcement Training Program

On August 30, 2018, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp delivered opening remarks at the 54th Class of “Top Gun”, which is a statewide training course created to instruct law enforcement officers and attorneys on the best tactics in investigating and prosecuting gang, gun, and drug cases. Prosecutor Knapp, who is President of the County Prosecutors Association (CPANJ), joined the Director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Veronica Allende, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato, and Congressman Tom MacArthur in delivering opening remarks for the six day intensive narcotics enforcement training program. Both Prosecutor Knapp and Prosecutor Coronato were presented with plaques in recognition of their commitment to “Top Gun” on behalf of the “Top Gun” faculty and the County Narcotics Commanders Association of New Jersey. This edition of “Top Gun” was co-sponsored by the Morris County and Ocean County Prosecutors’ Offices, CPANJ, the County Narcotics Commanders’ Association of New Jersey, the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, the New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey Chiefs of County Detectives/Investigators Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network.

Both legal and investigative staff members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office continue to attend “Top Gun” training. These staff members are trained by some of the most proficient law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the state of New Jersey over the course of six days. The training encompasses lectures and various hands-on training practices, so the trainees will be prepared for any circumstance that may arise while conducting their investigations.

Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said, “Top Gun is instrumental in preparing our investigative and legal staff for their work in narcotics interdiction. I would like to thank all of our partners in co-sponsoring the 54th Class of Top Gun, as well as all of the trainers for the course. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operation Division is a major contributor to the instruction staff including Chief Assistant Prosecutor Bradford Seabury, Captain Harrison Dillard, and Lieutenant Jan-Michael Monrad”.

Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Delivers Opening Remarks at “Top Gun” Narcotics Enforcement Training Program
Prosecutor Knapp and Director Allende
Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Delivers Opening Remarks at “Top Gun” Narcotics Enforcement Training Program
From left to right: Morris County Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr., Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice Veronica Allende, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato, Congressman Tom MacArthur, Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Frank Tarantino, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Glenn Miller.

Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Delivers Opening Remarks at “Top Gun” Narcotics Enforcement Training Program

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Washington Township Police Department Announce the Implementation of a Driving Whiling Intoxicated Checkpoint

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr., and Washington Township Chief of Police Jeffrey Almer announce the implementation of a joint Driving While Intoxicated checkpoint in Washington Township, New Jersey during the month of September 2018. Law enforcement personnel from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and the Washington Township Police Department will be conducting the checkpoint.

The checkpoint is funded by grants that the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office received from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to conduct DWI checkpoints at various locations throughout Morris County.

Further checkpoint dates will be announced in the future.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.