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.

Press Releases
Death of Man Found in Hackensack River Ruled a Homicide
The preliminary findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office have ruled the death of a man found in the Hackensack River on Saturday, December 9, 2023, a Homicide. An autopsy performed on Sunday, December 10, 2023, determined the male victim died of gunshot wounds to the upper body....(more)
HCPO Investigating Body Found in Hackensack River
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Secaucus Police Department are investigating the death of a man found in the Hackensack River on Saturday, December 9, 2023....(more)
Jury Convicts Man for 2021 Fatal Shooting
On Tuesday, December 5, 2023, a Hudson County jury convicted a 22-year-old man of multiple charges for the shooting death of Zaimeir Bell, 17, in Jersey City on March 21, 2021....(more)
Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Internet Sex Crime
On Friday, December 1, 2023, the Honorable Carlo Abad, J.S.C., sentenced Joseph Suarez, 32, to 15 years in New Jersey State Prison for an internet sex crime involving juveniles....(more)
Jersey City Dispatcher Charged with Computer Crime
On Tuesday, November 28, 2023, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations Unit arrested a Jersey City 9-1-1 dispatcher for a computer crime....(more)
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