BY: Najla Alexander
Morris County officials report the hiring of Jenna Powers and Gregory Federici as Detectives for the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.
According to officials, both were officially sworn in at the Morris County Prosecutor's Office on October 31.
Before joining the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, Detective Powers was a Detective for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office since 2020, serving in the Special Victims Unit and Adult Trial Section, reported by officials.
Before serving in that position, she was an Assistant Prosecutor for that same office from 2016 until 2020, was an attorney for a private law practice from 2015 to 2016, and was an Assistant Prosecutor for the Morris County Prosecutor's Office from 2012 to 2015 serving in the Domestic Violence Unit and Specialized Services/Megan's Law Unit.
Officials say Detective Powers possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Washington College in Maryland and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan.
She has been assigned to the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit within the Tactical Division of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.
Before joining the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, Detective Federici was a police officer in Cranford, Union County, since 2013, where he served in patrol operations and the Community Policing Unit, reported by officials.
Officials say before serving as a police officer, Detective Federici was a Communications Officer with the Cranford Police Department from 2011 until 2013, a Personal Trainer in 2010, and a Substitute Teacher and Football Coach at Cranford High School from 2008 to 2010.
Also, from 2008 to 2013, he served as a volunteer Auxiliary Police Officer for the Cranford Police Department. Det. Federici possesses an associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Union County College.
Officials say that he has been assigned to the General Investigations Unit within the Courts & Administration Division of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.
Prosecutor Carroll said, "The addition of Detective Powers and Detective Federici to our office brings a valuable cross-section of talent and experience. We welcome both and anticipate that they will contribute positively to the effectiveness of our operation."