Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Staff Honored by Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association

On May 4, 2019, the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association honored Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Staff Rocco Miscia, Jr. with a plaque for his 14 years of dedicated service as Director of the former Essex County College Public Safety Academy. The plaque was presented during the opening ceremony of the Essex County Police & Public Safety Expo., which was held at the Livingston Mall in Livingston, NJ. Prior to serving as Director, Chief of Staff Miscia served with the Montclair Township Police Department for 25 years, retiring as a Captain.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp attended the ceremony and stated, “Chief of Staff Miscia has had an illustrious career as a member of law enforcement in New Jersey. We are proud to see a valuable member of our office honored by his peers in the law enforcement community”.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Staff Honored by Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association
Prosecutor Knapp and Chief of Staff Miscia

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

Active Shooter Training Held at County College of Morris

On May 2, 2019, local law enforcement members and representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigations held an Active Shooter Training Seminar at the County College of Morris. Multiple members of local law enforcement including Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Lieutenant Jan Monrad, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Lieutenant Will Harzula of the Randolph Police Department, FBI Special Agents Scott Nawrocki and Matthew Richert, and County College of Morris Security Director Harvey Jackson presented on the subject. The seminar was attended by over 100 professors and administrators of the college.

The training focused on the best practices to utilize in the event of an active shooter threat on the County College of Morris Campus. A similar training was held at the County College of Morris in October of 2018. This seminar furthered the training from last year, and covered the policy and procedure of the County College of Morris, as well as the resources available to the college. Following the presentation, a question and answer session was held for the professors and administrators in attendance. These professionals pride themselves on ensuring their students’ safety, and were eager to raise any comments or concerns they had on the protocol.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, who was in attendance, said, “All of our students in Morris County deserve the right to further their education in a safe environment. These trainings are important as they ensure that the members of the faculty and staff are aware of the appropriate procedures, and have the capability to instinctively react in the event of an active shooter incident. Thanks are in order to all of the presenters for joining us today”.

 

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

NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Visits Hope One Mobile Recovery Access Vehicle at Trinity Soup Kitchen in Dover

On May 2, 2019, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal visited the Morris County Sheriff’s Office mobile recovery access vehicle, Hope One, at one of its frequent locations in Morris County. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Dover Chief of Police Anthony Smith, and Dover Mayor James Dodd were all in attendance to discuss the success of the Hope One initiative with Attorney General Grewal.

Hope One, a converted SWAT vehicle, travels to various locations throughout Morris County twice a week to offer services to persons suffering from substance use disorder. The vehicle is staffed by a sheriff’s officer, a licensed clinician, and a certified peer recovery specialist to ensure that services are available for anyone who may approach the vehicle seeking treatment or information about treatment services. Narcan training and kits are also provided for free.

Prosecutor Knapp stated, “Hope One has had enormous success in providing aid for those suffering from substance use disorder since Sheriff Gannon implemented the program. Attorney General Grewal’s continued support of initiatives such as this throughout New Jersey have allowed our law enforcement agencies and community partners to continue our fight against the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic”.

NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Visits Hope One Mobile Recovery Access Vehicle at Trinity Soup Kitchen in Dover

NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Visits Hope One Mobile Recovery Access Vehicle at Trinity Soup Kitchen in Dover
NJ Attorney General Grewal, Prosecutor Knapp, and Sheriff Gannon.
NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Visits Hope One Mobile Recovery Access Vehicle at Trinity Soup Kitchen in Dover
From left: Prosecutor Knapp, Sheriff Gannon, NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Dover Mayor James Dodd, and Dover Chief of Police Anthony Smith.

NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Visits Hope One Mobile Recovery Access Vehicle at Trinity Soup Kitchen in Dover

 

NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Visits Hope One Mobile Recovery Access Vehicle at Trinity Soup Kitchen in Dover
Law Enforcement and Community Partners in front of Hope One

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