Posted Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has announced the launching of a newly renovated office website,

The revised website was developed with a “one-stop shopping” concept in mind, allowing for easier access and navigation by website visitors, according to Acting Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

The website design was conceived by Prosecutor’s Office personnel based upon both the needs of the public it serves and the priorities of the Office itself, Knapp said.  The actual design and implementation of the website was accomplished through the Morris County Office of Public Information.  The website will be maintained and continually updated through a mutual effort of both agencies.

“It is vital that we remain current with and utilize to the utmost, all available technology to interact with the public we serve at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.  I believe that by doing so, it will significantly increase our ability to serve the needs of the public while also enhancing our own capabilities,” Knapp said.

To assist website visitors, the website has a number of links to such areas as Internal Affairs complaints and information, community affairs, victim/witness services, crime prevention and employment.  The website also offers details about the functions of the Prosecutor’s Office, contact information for Office units, local police departments and press releases.  Specific sections for Internal Affairs complaints and information, crime prevention and requests for public records are also available in Spanish.

In an effort to enhance the investigative resources of the Prosecutor’s Office, the website also features links that solicit the public’s assistance in such areas as “cold case” investigations, wanted and missing persons and ongoing investigations.  Website visitors will also have the ability to submit crime tips through the use of an e-mail utility.

The newly renovated website is a “responsive” site that will scale to work on mobile devices such as an iPad tablet or a smart-phone, greatly enhancing user interaction and hopefully resulting in enhanced results, Knapp said.

Any inquiries about the revised website can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or [email protected].