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Prosecutor John P. McDonald Assumes Command as Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Somerset County

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Somerset County

Former Somerset County Superior Court Judge John P. McDonald was officially sworn into office today as Somerset County Prosecutor.   

Presiding Somerset County Superior Court Judge the Honorable Peter J. Tober administered the oath of office at the Somerset County Historic Courthouse on July 1.

Prosecutor McDonald was nominated on June 9 by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to serve as the next Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Somerset County.  

Prosecutor McDonald’s nomination was forwarded to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which approved his nomination.  

On Wednesday, June 29, Prosecutor McDonald was confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Somerset County Prosecutor.

As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for Somerset County, Prosecutor McDonald will manage and supervise all county law enforcement functions, across twenty-one municipalities and nineteen police departments, with over 700 sworn law enforcement officers.

Prosecutor McDonald has served as a Superior Court Judge in Somerset County since July 2017.  

A Watchung resident, Prosecutor McDonald is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School and served in private practice in Somerville.