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Retired NJSP major named Warren County chief of detectives

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – A retired major from the New Jersey State Police has been named the new chief of detectives for the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

Michael C. Devlin replaces Kirk Trauger, who retired Thursday, Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer announced Friday.

Devlin is a lifelong resident of Warren County and will be joining the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office after serving in law enforcement for over 29 years, Pfeiffer said.

Devlin earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relegations from University of Dayton in 1988.

He then was a detective with the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office from July 1991 to October 1994.
Devlin graduated from the New Jersey State Police Academy in 1995 and served many roles from detective to lastly serving as a Major -Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Section – Homeland Security Branch from December 2020 to April 1, 2021.

“Devlin will bring many years of law enforcement experience, security planning, and investigation skills to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office,” Pfeiffer said.

“I expect that Mr. Devlin’s outstanding, varied experience as well as his lifelong knowledge of Warren County will be a tremendous asset in leading the Prosecutor’s Office’s detectives forward,” Pfeiffer 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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