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Knapp Sworn In As Morris Prosecutor, 8 Staff Members Promoted

Governor Christie swears in top law enforcement official 18 months after being appointed to interim position.

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.

Many changes have been made at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office this week, none bigger than the swearing in of Fredric Knapp as the full time top law enforcement official in the county.

Knapp was sworn in by Governor Chris Christie Wednesday during a ceremony at the Morris County Courthouse, nearly 19 months after he assumed the title in an acting role. A Senate Judiciary Committee approved Knapp’s full time position in June.

Prior to the ceremony, Knapp announced several promotions within the office, including:

Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri to Supervising Assistant Prosecutor of the Juvenile Unit. Supervising Assistant Prosecutor DeNegri was promoted on May 27, 2014.

Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Troiano to Supervising Assistant Prosecutor of the Major Crimes Unit. Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Troiano was promoted on April 1, 2014.

  • Lieutenant Stephen Wilson to Captain, who will command the Tactical Division.
  • Sergeant Charles Brady to Lieutenant, who will command the General Investigation Unit.
  • Sergeant V. Harrison Dillard to Lieutenant, who will command the Special Operations Division.         
  • Detective/Supervisor Joseph Costello to Sergeant, who will supervise the Special Operations Division.
  • Detective/Supervisor Evelyn Tasoulas to Sergeant, who will supervise the General Investigations Unit.
  • Detective Kristi Allegretta to Detective/Supervisor in the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit.
  • Detective Anne-Marie Truppo to Detective/Supervisor in the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit.
  • Agent Mary Zaromatidis to Detective in the Megan’s Law Unit.

“Each of the individuals being promoted today has served this Office with distinction,” Knapp said in a statement. “Their dedication and service to the people of Morris County has been exemplary and I am honored to serve with them.”

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