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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

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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.


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.

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