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 initiative, 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
Special Victims Unit Arrests and Charges Jersey City Man
On Saturday, April 10, 2021, at approximately 1:05 p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Deivis Feliz Rivera, age 37, of Jersey City, on charges involving multiple sexual crimes against a young girl who was between the ages of 11 and 15 at the time. The victim was in the custodial care of the defendant when the crimes occurred. ...(more)
Rand March Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Manslaughter
On April 8, 2021, Rand March, age 66, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated manslaughter related to the death of his girlfriend, Kimberly Haston which occurred on November 23, 2020 in Jersey City. March admitted in court to using a knife to cause the death of Haston. The State is recommending a sentence of 25 years in New Jersey state prison subject to the No Early Release Act....(more)
Burned Body Found In West New York Fatal Brush Fire
On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at approximately 1:25 a.m., members of the West New York Police Department reported a brush fire behind the West New York Swim Club in the area of 60th Street, JFK Boulevard East and Anthony M. Defino Way....(more)
Prosecutor Launches Investigation into Missing Cash
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has ordered an immediate internal affairs investigation into money that was recently discovered missing at the Prosecutor’s Office. Various denominations of cash recovered from several separate cases have gone missing. All of the missing cash was recovered from scenes and was being temporarily held for safekeeping. The money was kept in temporary storage in locked safes at the Prosecutor’s Office with limited access by investigative staff. ...(more)
Jersey City Man Sentenced to Six Years in Newport Mall Shooting
On Monday, March 29, 2021, the Honorable John A. Young, Jr., J.S.C. sentenced Ahmad Broadway, age 26, of Jersey City, to six years in New Jersey State Prison on charges related to his involvement in the January 11, 2019 shooting inside the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City that injured two people....(more)
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