Monmouth County Prosecutor Resigns After Serving Nearly A Decade

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni stands at the microphone with around a dozen law enforcement representatives to discuss Operation On The Ropes that shut down one of the largest drug trafficking operations in New Jersey history. The case involved drug additives to candy and saw the arrest of 24 men and women. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

  MONMOUTH COUNTY – After nearly 10 years of serving his role, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni is resigning from his position, effective June 1.

  On April 30, Gramiccioni announced his decision in a letter to Governor Phil Murphy. He served four years as acting county prosecutor before former Governor Chris Christie formally nominated him to a five-year term in 2016. He was confirmed by the state Senate in August of that year.

  It wasn’t clear whether Murphy, a Democrat, would renominate Gramiccioni, a Republican, with his term expiring.

  “It has been one of my life’s greatest honors to serve as Prosecutor and chief law enforcement officer of this fine county for most of the past decade,” Gramiccioni wrote in his letter. “I am truly grateful to you and Governor Christie for the support your administrations have shown our law enforcement community.”

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  For almost 10 years, Gramiccioni has held his position in Monmouth County. Before he started with the MCPO in 2012, he had served as legal counsel for the U.S. Navy, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. He is also a member of the New Jersey, New York, Maryland and District of Columbia bars, a trustee of the 200 Club of Monmouth County and the Monmouth County Human Relations Committee.

  The Monmouth County Prosecutor oversees more than 300 employees and administration, 45 local police departments and two college police departments. During his time, Gramiccioni’s agency investigated and prosecuted several high-profile cases.

  Gramiccioni concluded his letter stating that he “stands at the ready to assist my successor in any transition deemed necessary. The true testament to a fine organization is that it can function effectively through change. The Office of the Monmouth County Prosecutor is in good shape to handle these winds of change.”