The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Internal Affairs Unit must accept and document all citizen complaints in any form, including anonymous complaints, against law enforcement personnel employed in Hudson County.
The Internal Affairs Unit is responsible for all investigations and prosecutions involving allegations of criminal conduct by police officers throughout Hudson County. This includes, but is not limited to, allegations of excessive force, corruption, racial profiling, selective enforcement, mistreatment of prisoners, evidence tampering, and other forms of Official Misconduct. Investigations are initiated on direct complaints of private citizens, complaints by police officers against other police officers, referrals from municipal police department internal affairs units, and referrals from the Attorney General’s Office. The Internal Affairs Unit also initiates investigations when necessary. Furthermore, the Internal Affairs Unit handles all complaints against Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office law enforcement personnel.
Additionally, one of the most important functions of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Internal Affairs Unit is supervising all County-Wide Police Use-of-Force investigations. These investigations are conducted in accordance with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Directives. See links below;
The Hudson County Internal Affairs Unit also supplies legal assistance and guidance to municipal and county law enforcement agencies in their individual internal affairs administrative investigations.