Atlantic County, NJ prosecutor and team keep up a dizzying pace

New Jersey Senator Vince Polistina knew exactly what he was doing when he fought for Will Reynolds to become the Atlantic County District Attorney.

To his credit, Governor Murphy has demonstrated just how fair he can be by altering his previous plans to nominate Kimberly Holmes and, instead, following Polistina’s recommendation.

Polistina wanted this to happen because he knew how important it was for Reynolds to take the reins as Atlantic County’s top law enforcement official.

Governor Murphy had full control of the nomination and he could have chosen anyone he wanted.

In the end, Reynolds got the green light.

It’s obvious to any unbiased observer that Atlantic County hit the lottery with Reynolds, who hit the ground running hard and fast.

Will Reynolds’ timeline is as follows:

  • Nominated by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on May 16, 2022.
  • Became acting Atlantic County District Attorney on June 6, 2022.
  • Confirmed unanimously by the New Jersey Senate on August 8, 2022.
  • Sworn in for a full 5-year term on August 9, 2022.

Reynolds focused on:

  1. Catch the murderers.
  2. Take guns off the streets.
  3. Hunt down drug dealers.
  4. Catch the pedophiles.
  5. Relentlessly pursue lighting improvements in Atlantic City. Lighting is a great disinfectant in terms of fighting crime.

Reynolds also recently announced that there will be a Child Advocacy Center, located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

Reynolds is confident they will have the people, equipment and technology to win the battle against pedophiles.

Atlantic County Child Defense staff will include:

  • Law enforcement professionals
  • detectives
  • Victim Advocates
  • Effective implementation of the technology to be supported

To give you an idea of ​​the activity and productivity of the Atlantic County District Attorney’s office under Reynolds, here is just a brief account of the last 10 days of activity.

This represents a dizzying daily rhythm.

  • National faith and law.
  • Execution march in Atlantic City.
  • Visit and meeting with the Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club.
  • Clean and safe Atlantic City reunion with Councilman Shabazz.
  • Inspection of street lighting in Atlantic City.
  • Community walk in Atlantic City with Shabazz and coalition.
  • Egg Harbor City wrestling program with the New Jersey Attorney General.
  • Wear purple for domestic violence.
  • Multiple Trunk or Treat events.
  • Egg Harbor City Family Fall Festival.
  • Atlantic County ARC.
  • 6:00 am outreach to homeless and underserved residents of Atlantic City.

In addition to the vital community service work performed on a regular basis, the Atlantic County District Attorney’s Office has also charged a significant number of defendants with a variety of charges.

One person can change things. Especially when they know how to build a team and forge effective working partnerships with various strategic working partners.

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