After 25 years with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Chief Clerk Rita Wilson retired on January 31, 2017. While we are personally thrilled for Rita, this is truly a difficult loss for the MCPO.
Rita began her career at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office on June 3, 1991. Her professionalism and dedication was respected by those whom she supervised and by our executive staff. Rita routinely proposed new ideas to increase work productivity and streamline work flow. Rita’s staff always had her full support and gratitude and she was their biggest champion throughout the office.
Rita – on behalf of a grateful Office and County, we thank you for your countless contributions to this Office, and its mission, and we wish you a happy and healthy retirement.
Congratulations to Ariel Moynihan, a senior at Freehold Township High School, one of the winners of the Freehold Regional High School District “Spooktacular Window Painting Contest.” Ariel was selected to display her painting at the Freehold Borough Municipal Building. ….Her mother is Victoria Erskine from our office staff.
Monmouth County is losing yet another rock star to a well-earned retirement.
Assistant Prosecutor and Senior Litigation Counsel Peter J. Boser has retired after a long and distinguished career of dedicated service to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Pete was originally hired as a Law Clerk in 1985 and sworn in as an Assistant Prosecutor in 1987. Over the next three decades, Pete was promoted to and held numerous supervisory positions in our Office including Director of Forfeiture, Executive Prosecutor in charge of Screening and Senior Litigation Counsel. But it was as the Director of the Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit, a position he held for many years, where Peter truly distinguished himself. Under his leadership, Pete made sure that each matter was handled with wisdom and fairness and that justice was done – not an easy balance in handling the inherently sensitive cases he carried and supervised. Regardless, Pete made sure that each victim was treated with compassion and concern.
During this time, Pete was instrumental in setting up the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) as well as the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) program. With his help (Pete is literally the informal “architect” of the CAC), we were able to complete Phase II of the CAC to ensure it is the full service facility that we always envisioned. Pete’s influence on the project was vital and he helped bridge the gap between the mission of the Friends of the CAC. Gratefully, after his retirement, Pete will continue to support the CAC mission by serving on the Friends board.
More importantly, Peter’s even-tempered and friendly personality made him sought out by co-workers looking for advice or support. Pete was always willing to give his time to colleagues – detectives, clericals, paralegals, or fellow assistant prosecutors. He was dedicated to all law enforcement, and would put in extra hours handling advice calls or directing investigations, even in the midst of trial.
Looking through Pete’s resume from 1985 revealed that not only was he President of his Rutgers-Camden Law School Class, but he also received the distinction as an “Outstanding Young Men of America.” Looking back at his great career, we can all agree that Pete truly lived up to that early promise!
Pete, we will truly miss you and wish you the best in your upcoming retirement. On behalf of a grateful Office and County, we wish you fair winds and following seas. Thank you for your steadfast and fantastic contributions to this Office and its mission. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
National Night Out 2016
POLICE UNITY TOUR 2016
On May 9, 2016, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Captain Natalie Zuppa, Captain Barry DuBrosky, Lieutenant Wesley Mayo, Lieutenant Jeffrey Wilbert, Detective Sergeant Ryan Muller and Detective Kevin Condon departed from New Jersey and began their bicycle ride to the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum in Washington, DC. This was the tenth year that detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office participated in this 250 plus mile ride and the 20th Anniversary of the Police Unity Tour. The annual “Ride for Those Who Died” honors Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty, and provides funding for the police museum, which is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive museum honoring the duty and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers. Year after year, members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office ride in honor and remembrance of the 20 Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty in Monmouth County. After four days of bicycling, members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office joined with approximately 2000 other law enforcement officers from around the country and arrived at the National Law Enforcement Memorial.
2016 TORCH RUN
Since 1984, members of the New Jersey Law Enforcement community have successfully coordinated and participated in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. This event has been recognized in the world as the top grassroots fundraising organization for the Special Olympics organization. Participants are required to run a dedicated route within Monmouth County with members of their agency at which time the torch is handed over to the next participating agency. Ultimately, the torch is carried throughout the State of New Jersey to the Opening Games of the Special Olympics which is held annually at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey. This past June, members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, in conjunction with members of Monmouth County Detectives, Inc., PBA Local No. 256 once again participated in this most worthy cause.