Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Captain Harrison Dillard Honored for Excellency in Undercover Narcotics Investigations

On April 1, 2019, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit Captain Harrison Dillard was honored by the New Jersey County Narcotics Commanders Association with the Barry Graves Award for Excellence in Undercover Investigations. The award was presented to Captain Dillard prior to the 2019 Undercover Narcotics Investigation Training (UNIT). Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker were in attendance for the presentation.

The Barry Graves Award for Excellence in Undercover Investigations is named for former Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Sergeant Barry Graves, who dedicated over thirty years to the Monmouth County Narcotics Strike Force and served as Director of Tactical Operations for the narcotics investigation training course, Top Gun. The recipient of the Barry Graves Award is nominated by his or her peers in the undercover narcotics investigation field.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “We are very proud of Captain Dillard for receiving such an honor from his peers. The success of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement Unit’s undercover operations is due largely in part to Captain Dillard’s leadership and expertise. The memory of Detective Sergeant Barry Graves lives on through the continued success of members of law enforcement throughout New Jersey who work in an undercover capacity”.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Captain Harrison Dillard Honored for Excellency in Undercover Narcotics Investigations

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

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Names Captain Christoph Kimker as Acting Chief of Investigations

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp announces that Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Captain Christoph Kimker has been named Acting Chief of Investigations. Acting Chief Kimker filled this role beginning on April 1, 2019 following the retirement of former Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr.

Acting Chief Kimker’s career in Morris County begin in 1992 as an Environmental Specialist, in which he supervised the Environmental Services Unit. In this role, he coordinated the County Environmental Health Act and the Morris County Hazardous Material Team.

In October of 2004, Acting Chief Kimker was hired by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office as a Detective and was assigned to the Major Crimes and Arson/Environmental Crimes Units. After a year in the Major Crimes Unit, he was transferred to the Specialized Crimes Division and remained assigned to the Arson/Environmental Unit. Acting Chief Kimker was assigned full time to the Arson/Environmental Unit in May of 2006.

Acting Chief Kimker was promoted to the rank of Detective Supervisor of the Arson/Environmental Crimes Unit in 2013. After a year in that role, he was transferred to the Major Crimes Unit. Over the course of the next five years, Acting Chief Kimker was promoted through the chain of command while working in the Major Crimes Unit and the Specialized Crimes Division, and was promoted to Captain of the Specialized Crimes Division and the Family Division in August of 2018.

Throughout his career, Acting Chief Kimker has served on the WMD Assessment Team, was a Team Leader and member of the Crisis Negotiation Team, and the Rapid Deployment Team. He is also a certified Office Firearms Instructor.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “Over the past 15 years, Acting Chief Kimker has served our office with distinction. His years of experience in this office have extensively prepared him for his new role and I know he will do an exemplary job as Chief of Investigations”.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Names Captain Christoph Kimker as Acting Chief of Investigations
From left: Prosecutor Knapp, Acting Chief Kimker, and First Assistant Prosecutor Tom Zelante

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

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Announces Hiring of New Chief of Staff

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp announces the hiring of Rocco L. Miscia, Jr. to fill the position of Chief of Staff following the retirement of former Chief of Staff Dan Pfeiffer. Chief of Staff Miscia officially joined the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office on March 28, 2019.

Chief Miscia’s career in law enforcement began in 1977 as a member of the Seton Hall University Campus Police and soon after the Rutgers University Police Department. He served at Rutgers University until he was recruited by the Montclair Police Department and joined their office. During Chief Miscia’s time with the Montclair Police Department, he worked in every unit and was named Investigative Bureau Commander as his last assignment. In 2002, he retired as Captain after serving for 25 years.

Following his retirement from the Montclair Police Department, Chief Miscia was appointed as the Director of the Essex County College Public Safety Academy, a role in which he served for 14 years. Throughout his decorated law enforcement career, Chief Miscia has remained a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development association, the FBI National Academy Associates NJ Chapter, the International Police Association, and the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey.

Prosecutor Knapp said, “We are excited to have Rocco join our organization as the new Chief of Staff. His wealth of knowledge of the law enforcement field will aid the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in continuing in our goal of protecting the wonderful residents of our county”.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp Announces Hiring of New Chief of Staff

From left: Prosecutor Knapp, Chief of Staff Miscia, and First Assistant Prosecutor Tom Zelante.Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.