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The Professional Responsibility and Bias Crimes Bureau is comprised of an assistant prosecutor, who serves as the director, and investigative and support staff.
Bias Crimes and Community Relations Unit
Preventing and combating hate crimes are among Monmouth County's most important challenges. Crimes motivated by a victim's race, religion, color, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity or expression or national origin threaten our most cherished ideals. Hate incidents and crimes have a profound impact on both victims and communities, and present unique challenges for law enforcement.
The Bias Crimes and Community Relations Unit is responsible for the proactive and reactive investigation of all bias crimes in Monmouth County. Members of this unit are on the Executive Board of the Monmouth County Bias and Gang Officers Association and the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission. The Bias Crimes and Community Relations Unit is also responsible for developing and implementing law enforcement training programs relating to the detection and investigation of hate crimes, anti-bullying, and cultural diversity and sensitivity. Members of this Unit also conduct presentations to community groups on several of these topics. To request a speaker for a community based group or organization, please contact the Monmouth County Speakers Bureau at 732/ 751-2246.
Professional Responsibility Unit
The Unit handles all investigations and prosecutions involving allegations of criminal conduct from police officers that take place throughout Monmouth County. This includes, but is not limited to, allegations of excessive force, corruption, racial profiling, selective enforcement, sexual assault, mistreatment of prisoners, evidence tampering and other forms of Official Misconduct. Cases come from direct complaints of private citizens, referrals from municipal internal affairs units, referrals from the Attorney General's Office and those initiated by this Unit. In addition, this Unit also handles other types of general investigations.
Additionally, this Unit is responsible for investigating all discharges of firearms by law enforcement personnel and review of motor vehicle pursuits ending with a participant or a third party sustaining serious bodily injury or death. This unit also supplies legal assistance to the municipal and county agencies in terms of guidance upon conducting internal affairs (administrative) investigations.
The Professional Responsibility Unit is on call 24 hours a day.