Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Announces Promotion

Morris County Prosecutor Knapp announced the recent promotion of Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Schellhorn, to Supervising Assistant Prosecutor. Prior to joining the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in 2014, SAP Schellhorn has worked as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and in the Franklin County (PA) Office of the District Attorney as an Assistant District Attorney. Throughout his time with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, he has been assigned to the Major Crimes Unit, the Fire/Environmental Unit, and the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit. SAP Schellhorn will be supervising the Major Crimes Unit and will report to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “Chris is an exceptional lawyer, whose efforts here have yielded many positive results. I am looking forward to his continued successes in serving the citizens of Morris County”.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Announces Promotion

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

2018 Prosecutors’ College Convenes

Law enforcement officials from all 21 counties of New Jersey, including New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and all 21 County Prosecutors, met in Atlantic City this past weekend to further their legal education, as well as discuss ongoing issues throughout the state. The training program was held from November 18th through November 20th at the Borgata Hotel & Casino as part of the annual College of the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey (CPANJ).

Throughout the three days, fourteen Continuing Legal Education classes were available for attendees. Topics for these classes included Prosecutorial Ethics, Effective Trial Strategies, New Firearms Legislation, Victim’s Rights, and Implicit Bias. Chief Assistant Prosecutor of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, John McNamara, Jr., served on a panel focused on trial strategies.

CPANJ also installed their Executive Board for 2018-2019 during the College. After serving the 2017-2018 term as President, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp has been succeeded by Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch as the CPANJ President. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri will serve as 1st Vice President, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez will serve as 2nd Vice President, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni will serve as Secretary, and Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina will serve as Treasurer.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “It was an honor to serve as the CPANJ President over the past year. We successfully accomplished many things throughout the State during that time, and I am looking forward to working with Prosecutor Koch during his tenure”.

2018 Prosecutors’ College Convenes
From left: Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, and Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.
2018 Prosecutors’ College Convenes
Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch being sworn in as CPANJ President by NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.
2018 Prosecutors’ College Convenes
County Prosecutors of New Jersey and Attorney General Grewal.

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

Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury Deliver Opioid Presentation to Municipal Welfare Organization

On November 18, 2018, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury, and Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon provided an Opioid 101 presentation to members of the Municipal Welfare Organization at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities 103rd Annual Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The program was attended by approximately 30 members of the Municipal Welfare Organization, who came from various counties throughout the state.

The “Opiates 101” presentation provided the audience with information on how the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic is affecting New Jersey, as well as what members of law enforcement are doing to combat this, such as the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office recent successful Operation Take Back initiative. In Operation Take Back, residents were encouraged to turn in unwanted or expired prescription medicine to be properly destroyed.  Community education is a crucial component to combatting this, and sharing this information with the community leaders in attendance will ultimately have a positive impact throughout the State.

Sheriff Gannon discussed his Hope One program, a mobile recovery access vehicle which offers support for persons struggling with addiction. Twice a week, Hope One travels to locations throughout Morris County with a Sheriff’s officer, a licensed clinician, and a peer recovery specialist to recovery services. Alton Robinson, a representative of Community Recovery Center, also spoke about his efforts in coordinating recovery services for those who suffering from addiction.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “The Heroin and Opioid Epidemic continues to be a scourge on the citizens of New Jersey. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will continue to combat this through our various initiatives and our strong focus on educating the public”. Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury Deliver Opioid Presentation to Municipal Welfare Organization

Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury Deliver Opioid Presentation to Municipal Welfare Organization

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