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Posted Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Prosecutor Knapp Administered Oath of Office on Jan. 24

Morris County Prosecutor’s Detective Janine Buchalski has been promoted to the rank of Detective Supervisor and will be assigned to the Professional Standards Unit, Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced.

Det. Buchalski poses with prosecutor, chief of investigations.

Detective Supervisor Janine Buchalski, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker.

Prosecutor Knapp administered the oath of office to Detective Supervisor Buchalski on Jan. 24.

Buchalski started with the Prosecutor’s Office as a victims’ advocate in 2004 and was promoted to detective in 2008. Between 2008 and 2012, she was assigned to the General Investigations Unit, On-Call Missing Persons, Domestic Violence Unit and the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit.

During her time in the SC/CEU, she was recognized by the Morris County Detective’s Association and awarded the Meritorious Service Award in 2010 and a Certificate of Recognition in 2011.

In 2012, Buchalski was hired by the state Division of Criminal Justice, where she was assigned to the Government Corruption Bureau. She was recognized by Director Elie Honig for her participation in indicting and then securing $3.6 million in forfeitures and penalties in the largest Pay-to-Play case in New Jersey state history.

Morris County Prosecutor's Office sealIn 2015, Buchalski joined the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation as a Special Agent, where her work on the “Questionable Contracting: No Bids, Lax Oversight and a Monopoly in Online Tax Sales” investigation was presented to the New Jersey Legislature, to request statutory changes to protect New Jersey residents.

In 2017, she returned to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office where she is assigned to the Professional Standards Unit. She also is a classroom instructor at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy and a physical training instructor at the Division of Criminal Justice Police Academy.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] by phone at 973-829-8159.