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Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202

Michael A. Monahan
Acting Prosecutor

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. Acting Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan was sworn into office on January 31, 2018 and serves as the county’s chief law enforcement officer. Here you will find information about the office, links to the latest press releases, necessary contact information for specific units and a link to the John H. Stamler Police Academy.

With approximately 70 detectives and 70 Assistant Prosecutors, the Prosecutor’s Office is the largest law firm in Union County and one of the largest police departments. Together with a support staff of secretaries, paralegals and law clerks, the office prosecutes thousands of juvenile and adult criminal cases each year.

Executive Staff

Michael A. Monahan
Acting Prosecutor

Albert Cernadas Jr.
First Assistant Prosecutor 

Vincent G. Gagliardi
Chief of Investigations


The mission of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office is to investigate and prosecute major crimes occurring within the County; to proactively coordinate community outreach initiatives that improve quality of life for the County’s citizens; and to work cooperatively with each of the County’s various law enforcement agencies to protect the public’s fundamental rights to safety, security, and liberty.

Naxolcone Update Map

Source: UCPO Intel Unit; As of 12-13-2018

Naloxone and Overdose Statistics

Homicide and Fatal Accident  Statistics