Keeping the Community Safe

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II talks with Pastor Joe Carter about his work, his background growing up in Essex County, and how to keep the community safe. Prosecutor Stephens talks candidly about his home life and his fun times at E. Orange High School. The two also discuss the role that community…


A Georgetown Student Interns In The Homicide Unit

By Robert Florida Every summer, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office offers a legal internship for undergraduates and law students. For eight weeks, the interns are placed in various units such as homicide, crime scene, and financial crimes, where they get inside views of how a prosecutor’s office functions. They help prosecutors prep for hearings and…


High School Students Complete Summer Internship Program at Essex County Prosecutor’s Office

By Robert Florida Twenty high-school students recently completed the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Summer Youth Internship Program, where they learned about law enforcement and local government, especially about the mission of the prosecutor’s office. During the internship, the students, who will be seniors in September, took a business etiquette workshop and discussed the dangers of…


National Night Out 2022

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II, along with his staff, attended various Night Out events. He met with several civic organizations, highlighting the importance of partnerships between law enforcement and community groups, in an effort to combat crime and keep our communities safe.

Arrest in Death of Newark Fire Captain

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Eliasel Baez,42, of Kearny, was arrested for causing the drug induced death of Newark Fire Captain Carlos Rivera. Baez is charged with strict liability drug-induced death for distributing a controlled dangerous substance that caused the death of Rivera. He is also charged with counts…


New Public Information Officer

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Robert Florida, a veteran journalist and public-relations expert, was named Public Information Officer for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ECPO). Florida replaces Katherine Carter, who served as the Public Information Officer (PIO) for 12 years. Florida will manage all communications for ECPO, which is…