Prosecutor Esther Suarez

Welcome to the website of the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor. It is my hope that you use this site to access and learn about our mission, personnel and departments, resources and contacts, involvement in the community, law enforcement initiatives, and our many accomplishments.

With approximately 70 Assistant Prosecutors and more than 100 Detectives, our office serves to assist victims, witnesses, and families with their interaction within the criminal justice system. We work to overcome the harsh effects of crime and instill fairness and confidence to our citizens concerning their safety and security. We strive to promote public awareness through education, community outreach and public information programs.

The office works on behalf of all citizens of Hudson County and aims to provide leadership and support to our Chiefs of Police and Municipal Prosecutors.

I have a personal commitment to ensure that those who commit crimes upon our citizens are prosecuted and punished to the full extent of the law and that the safety and rights of all our citizens are identified, protected, and respected with dignity and sensitivity.

COVID-19 UPDATES & INFORMATION

As a law enforcement agency, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office continues to operate during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Governor Murphy’s Stay at Home Executive Order requires that all civilian employees work from home where possible. Adhering to federal, state and local guidelines, the office continues to practice procedures and protocol to mitigate the effects of the outbreak and prevent potential spread of the virus to personnel and members of the public.  We remain in constant communication with Hudson County officials, the New Jersey Judiciary and the Office of the Attorney General as the situation and response develops.

If you have ongoing matters with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, we ask that you DO NOT visit the office, but instead please contact your HCPO representative by calling 201-795-6400.  For questions regarding Superior Court cases in the County of Hudson, please contact 201-748-4400, ext. 66600. For any public safety emergency, call 911.

Press Releases
Death of Jersey City Woman Under Investigation
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the death of a 27-year-old Jersey City woman who was found deceased in her  Woodlawn Avenue apartment in Jersey City....(more)
Serious Kearny Collision Under Investigation
The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a serious collision in Kearny in which a 19-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries early Tuesday morning....(more)
Kearny Teen Arrested In Death Of Newborn Baby
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit arrested and charged a female teenager in connection with the death of a newborn baby boy that was found deceased on October 24, 2020 on Forest Street in Kearny....(more)
North Bergen Collision Sends Six Victims To Area Hospitals
On October 17, 2021, at approximately 10:45 p.m., the North Bergen Police Department responded to the area of Tonnelle Avenue and 54th Street in North Bergen on a report of a motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, responding officers found that four vehicles were involved in a collision with a total of six individuals requiring medical attention for their injuries....(more)
Hit-And-Run in West New York is investigated
On October 16, 2021, shortly before 8:00 p.m., the West New York Police Department responded to the area of 58th Street and Boulevard East in West New York on a report of a single vehicle striking a pedestrian. Upon arrival, responding officers found one pedestrian with life-threatening injuries. The striking vehicle had left the scene....(more)
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Main Office
201-795-6400

Human Resources
201-369-5232

Public Information
201-795-6400, ext. 6737

Victim Witness
201-795-6508

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Homicide
201-915-1345

Special Victims
201-915-1234

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