Robert J. Carroll Appointed Morris County Prosecutor
Published on July 09, 2021
Robert J. Carroll was officially sworn in as Morris County Prosecutor on Friday, July 9, 2021. Carroll has been serving in an Acting Prosecutor capacity since October 2020.
The New Jersey Senate voted on June 30 to support Carroll’s nomination by Governor Phil Murphy. Carroll’s appointment is for the term prescribed by law, ending five years from the date of appointment. His appointment went before the Senate after being approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier that day.
Also taking the oath of office on July 9 were the members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office investigative and legal staff. The oath was administered by Assignment Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz.
Addressing the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee members about his over 43 years as a practicing attorney, Prosecutor Carroll recalled his career in the private and public sectors, which includes working with Native American tribes to establish commercial gaming operations and being appointed chief of New Jersey’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Task Force.
“I’ve been blessed with a career that has enabled me to help and protect people. New Jersey today, and indeed our country, is undergoing significant changes that are testing our government, our citizens and our democracy. I know I have the experience, judgement and work ethic, and I sincerely believe I can not only supervise and oversee an important county law enforcement agency, I have also been working hard to re-establish frayed community ties and help return to an era of strong mutual respect between our citizens and our police departments. I will also facilitate sensible reforms through effective communication and education efforts. To these ends, I pledge to you that I will set an example of leadership that will promote transparency, trust, fairness, cooperation and integrity in Morris County law enforcement.”
Since being appointed Acting Prosecutor, Carroll has held virtual and in-person meetings to strengthen bridges with all of our community partners. He met with such organizations as the Morris County NAACP, New Jersey/Morris Area Together, Morris County Human Relations Commission, Leadership Morris, Morris County Inter-faith Council, and local high school and university students. The meetings involved candid conversations about accountability, use of force, Black Lives Matter movement, ongoing changes to New Jersey law enforcement, mental health, and other topics.
Prosecutor Carroll expressed his sincere appreciation to Governor Murphy for his nomination and thanked Attorney General Gurbir Grewal for his support and leadership during his acting prosecutor status. Carroll also thanked former Governor Richard Codey for his friendship and support.
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Left to right: Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Kimberly Carroll, Roseann Carroll and Assignment Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Investigative Staff.
The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Legal Staff