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New detective joins Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, and Chief of Detectives Robert McNally announce the hiring of Michael J. Thompson as Detective for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

Detective Thompson was officially sworn in at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office on Feb. 27. He has been assigned to the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit within the Tactical Division.

Prior to joining the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Detective Thompson served the Washington Township Police Department since 2008 as a Patrol Officer, Narcotics/Patrol Canine Handler, and Detective. He also previously worked as a general store manager and loss prevention manager for SEARS.

Detective Thompson has attended Centenary University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Morris County Police Training Academy and has completed numerous professional training courses. Detective Thompson has been recognized with several commendations, including the 200 Club of Morris County Meritorious Team Award, Senate and General Assembly Award for Exceptional Duty, and two Senate and General Assembly Unit Citations.

“We are pleased to have such a decorated officer joining our investigative staff of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Detective Thompson’s demonstrated skillset and law enforcement commendations make him a welcome and highly-qualified addition to our team,” Carroll said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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