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


Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor

Executive Staff

Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor

Doreen A. Yanik
First Assistant Prosecutor

Derek Nececkas
Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor

Patricia Gusmano
Chief of Detectives

Jonathan Parham
Director of County-Wide Police Policy, Planning & Training

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Union County Prosecutor’s Office (UCPO), led by Lyndsay V. Ruotolo, who was sworn in as the acting Prosecutor on July 18, 2019. 

Acting Prosecutor Ruotolo not only serves as the County’s chief law enforcement officer, but also as the leader of the Prosecutor’s Office.  With a staff of over 250 assistant prosecutors, investigators, forensic scientists, forensic nurses, police training experts, victim witness advocates, and civilian team-members, the Prosecutor’s Office is Union County’s largest law office and one of the County’s largest police agencies.

Together with the law enforcement executives from across the County, the members of this Office have the privilege of serving the public and are charged with promoting public safety, investigating and prosecuting criminal offenses, and doing justice. 

On behalf of the dedicated staff of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, acting Prosecutor Ruotolo invites you to visit our website and follow us on social media, where you will find information about UCPO’s many new initiatives, educational offerings, various departments, resources for the public, recent press releases, and much more.


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.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Prosecutor Ruotolo invites all of Union County’s 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to submit logo ideas to brand our Kids Spreading Kindness campaign. The Kids Spreading Kindness training was developed to address the trend of increased bias incidents among our youth, as well as the growing safety vulnerabilities for children online. The program educates Union County’s kids about ways in which to protect themselves and each other on the internet, while simultaneously providing children with practical tools to identify and reject bias. The chosen logo will be used in the presentation taught in schools across the county, as well as in press or media about the campaign.

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