Lori Linskey is the Acting Prosecutor for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Linskey is the first woman in the history of the office to be named Acting Prosecutor when she was sworn in on June 1, 2021, where she now heads the Office.
She was also the first woman to hold the rank of First Assistant Prosecutor when she was promoted to that position on July 10, 2017. In her role as First Assistant Prosecutor, she is second in command of our nearly 300-person law enforcement agency, including 58 Assistant Prosecutors, 79 Detectives, and hundreds of clerical and administrative support staff.
Acting Prosecutor Linskey has been involved in all aspects of the management of the office. In addition to the guidance she has provided to the MCPO and her involvement in our investigations and prosecutions, she provides support and legal advice to our 50+ municipal police departments on enforcement matters, Attorney General Guidelines, and Directives as well as countywide policies and case-specific inquiries. Linskey has been directly involved in the creation and implementation of the office’s initiatives including the launch of our Special Needs Registry, Community Law Enforcement Unit outreach, Growth Through Opportunity Program, our distracted driving campaign Unplugged and Alive, and the initiation of Crisis Intervention Team training. She is recognized as a statewide expert in Prosecutorial Ethics and is sought out to provide guidance and training statewide.
Linskey joined the Office in January 2013, following a 15+ year career with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), Office of the Attorney General, where she served as Acting Bureau Chief, Deputy Attorney General and Senior Counsel with DCJ’s Prosecutors’ Supervision and Coordination Bureau. In this capacity, Linskey served as DCJ liaison to all 21 County Prosecutors’ Offices, conducted state-wide legal training, handled Prosecutors’ Office management reviews, handled regulatory firearms permitting issues throughout the state and served as the Division of Criminal Justice Ethic’s Liaison.
Upon joining the MCPO in 2013, she first held the position of Executive Assistant Prosecutor, was promoted to Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor in January 2014, until her promotion to First Assistant Prosecutor in 2017.