Prosecutor Knapp Announces Investigative Staff Promotions

From left to right: Chief of Investigations John Speirs, Sergeant Dan Haber, Detective/Supervisor Carolina Moreno, Detective/Supervisor Thomas Joiner, Sergeant Mark Castellano, and Prosecutor Fredric Knapp

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief of Investigations John Speirs announce four promotions effective on Monday, February 26 to fill vacant Investigative Staff Positions in the Prosecutor’s Office. These vacancies were created by the retirements of Sergeant Christopher Then and Sergeant Matthew Potter.

The following personnel will be promoted and assigned as indicated below:

Chief of Investigations John Spiers (L) with Sergeant Dan Haber

Detective/Supervisor Daniel Haber to Sergeant who will supervise the Fugitive Unit. Sergeant Haber has been a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office since 2003, and received an “Annual Distinguished Achievement Award” in 2008 for excellence of service in the Field of Criminal Investigation.

Chief of Investigations John Spiers (L) with Sergeant Mark Castellano

Detective/Supervisor Mark Castellano to Sergeant who will assume the responsibilities of Training Coordinator/Supervising Firearms Instructor. Sergeant Castellano has been a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office since 2002 and has been assigned to a variety of investigative unit. He has also instructed at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy for the last twelve years.

Detective/Supervisor Thomas Joiner with Prosecutor Fredric Knapp

Detective Thomas Joiner to Detective/Supervisor who will assist in the supervision of the Intelligence/Homeland Security Unit. Detective/Supervisor Joiner has been a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office since 2009 and has been the President of the Morris County Detectives’ Association since 2016, as well as the Quartermaster of the Morris County Rapid Deployment Team since 2015.

Chief of Investigations John Speirs with Detective/Supervisor Carolina Moreno

Detective Carolina Moreno to Detective/Supervisor who will assist in the supervision of the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit. Detective/Supervisor Moreno has been a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for eight years and has instructed Sex Crimes Investigations at the Morris and Monmouth County Police Academies, as well as lecturing on this topic to an international delegation from Costa Rica in 2015.

Prosecutor Knapp stated, “Through their everyday performance, each of these individuals has demonstrated the qualities necessary to serve at the next level in the organization.  I am confident that they will ensure that the office continues to be efficient and effective.”

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