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

Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor



Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Union County Prosecutor’s Office. Acting Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo was sworn into office on July 18, 2019 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

Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor

Doreen A. Yanik
First Assistant Prosecutor 

Patricia Gusmano
Chief of Detectives

Derek Nececkas
Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor


To the people of Union County: you have the right to live your lives without becoming a victim of violence; to have your liberty, as well as the liberty of your neighbors, safeguarded; to own possessions knowing they will not be taken from you; to rest your head at night with the knowledge that should another transgress and cause harm to you, your family, or your property, such persons will be swiftly apprehended and brought to justice. Ensuring these rights is the most fundamental duty entrusted to government by those it governs and serves.

It is the mission of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office to allow the people of this County to live their lives without fear that those lives will be diminished by the acts of those who would betray the laws of a civilized society.

Featured Links

In response to Attorney General Grewal’s Statement dated April 26, 2019, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office has conducted and completed its audit of the Elizabeth Police Department. To further strengthen the community’s trust in law enforcement, we make a report of our findings available to the public.

Naloxone Update Map

Naloxone and Overdose Statistics

Homicide and Fatal Accident Statistics