FREEHOLDActing Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey promoted three members of her investigative division to the ranks of Captain, Lieutenant and Sergeant today.  Linskey administered the oaths of office to Donna Morgan as Captain of Detectives; Jose Cruz, Jr. as Lieutenant; and Ramon L. Camacho, Jr. as Sergeant of Detectives.

“Our office has an incredibly devoted and talented staff,” Linskey said. “I am committed to ensuring that we have a work place that recognizes experience, hard work, and reflects the communities that we serve.  All of the individuals being promoted today have demonstrated that they are leaders, are committed to our mission, our cases, and the safety and security of the residents of Monmouth County.”

Captain Donna Morgan, who had been the senior most Lieutenant in the office, has over 24 years of law enforcement experience. After stints with the New Jersey State Police and Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, Morgan began her career at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in September 2001. Over that time, Captain Morgan has overseen numerous investigative units including Professional Responsibility/ Bias Crimes; Forensics and Technical Services; and the Special Victims Bureau, and excelled in all those assignments. Morgan has her Doctorate and Masters Degrees in Criminal Justice and is also a Certified Public Manager.

 Lieutenant Jose Cruz, Jr. has 20 years of law enforcement experience.  Cruz began his career with the Asbury Park Police Department, and was sworn in as a Detective with the Prosecutor’s Office in 2006. Cruz, who is bilingual and fluent in Spanish, has served with distinction in the Major Crimes Unit; Gang and Criminal Enterprise Unit; Professional Responsibility/Bias Crimes Unit; and the Special Victims Bureau. He has held his previous position of Sergeant of Detectives since 2019.

 Sergeant Ramon L. Camacho, Jr., joined the Prosecutor’s Office in 2011 after working as a patrol officer in the Asbury Park, Highlands, Little Silver, and Long Branch Police Departments.  With the Long Branch Police Department, Camacho developed his investigative skills while assigned to their Street Crimes Unit. He has spent the majority of his career at the Prosecutor’s Office in the Gang and Criminal Enterprise Unit before a recent transfer to the Major Crimes Unit.  Described by Linskey as “a natural-born leader,” Camacho has 17 years of law enforcement experience.

In addition to the three promotions, Linskey also administered the oath of Detective to Julian Mayo as a new member of the office’s investigative team.  Mayo was previous employed with the Colts Neck, Howell and Belmar Police Departments. This past weekend, while still a member of the Colts Neck Police Department, Mayo saved a 38-year old Colts Neck man by administering naloxone, the life-saving anti-overdose drug. He becomes the third generation of his family to become a member of the Prosecutor’s Office. His grandfather is current Prosecutor’s Agent and retired Long Branch Police Captain Wesley Mayo, Sr. His uncle is Lieutenant Wesley Mayo, Jr., who retired from the Prosecutor’s Office in 2016.  Together, the three men have more than 95 years of law enforcement experience between them.

At today’s promotional ceremony, a time-honored tradition at the Prosecutor’s Office, Linskey also highlighted and celebrated all other office promotions and new hires that were only able be done in a virtual capacity over the past 16 months due to the pandemic.

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