Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Announces Promotion of Detectives

Prosecutor Knapp, Detective Supervisor Brandley, Sergeant Torres, Detective Supervisor Osaigbovo, Acting Chief Kimker, and First Assistant Prosecutor Zelante

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker announce three promotions effective on Friday, July 12, to fill vacant positions in the Prosecutor’s Office created due to retirements.

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

Acting Chief Kimker, Sergeant Torres, and Prosecutor Knapp

Detective Supervisor Julio Torres to the rank of Sergeant of the Fugitive Unit within the Special Operations Division. Sergeant Torres has been a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office since June 2002, when he was hired as a Detective. Prior to joining the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Sergeant Torres worked as a support employee of the FBI Newark Division while he was attending college at Essex County College and Rutgers University-Newark. He was then hired as a Detective with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office where he worked for four years. Sergeant Torres has worked in various units in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office including General Investigations, Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment, Megan’s Law, Intelligence/Narcotics and Major Crimes Units. He is a certified Polygraph Examiner, a Crisis Negotiator, and a 5th degree black belt instructor in Jujutsu.

Acting Chief Kimker, Detective Supervisor Brandley, and Prosecutor Knapp

Detective Paul Brandley to the rank of Detective Supervisor of the Fugitive Unit within the Special Operations Division. Detective Supervisor Brandley has been a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office since June 2016. In that time, he has served in the General Investigations, Pretrial Services, and Fugitive Units. Prior to joining the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Detective Supervisor Brandley worked as a Police Officer for the Barrington, Rhode Island Police Department and the Pawtucket, Rhode Island Police Department where he was promoted to the rank of Detective Sergeant in the Major Crimes Unit. He has served as a Lead Firearms and Tactics Instructor, a Defensive Tactics Instructor, and Officer in Charge of a Gun Task Force. Detective Supervisor Brandley is currently a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Tactical Narcotics Team and Firearms Training Unit.

Acting Chief Kimker, Detective Supervisor Osaigbovo, and Prosecutor Knapp

Detective Spence Osaigbovo to the rank of Detective Supervisor of the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit within the Tactical Division. Detective Supervisor Osaigbovo has been a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office since August 2013. His law enforcement career began in July 2007 as a Patrol Officer with the Teaneck Police Department. Detective Supervisor Osaigbovo has been assigned as a surveillance team leader, wire room supervisor, and team leader of an FBI task force. He also played a vital role in a drug-induced death investigation in which he identified a heroin stamp and its dealer that subsequently resulted in the dealer’s arrest for first-degree Strict Liability Death. He has been assigned to the Special Operations Division, General Investigations and Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Units.

Following the ceremony, Prosecutor Knapp said, “I am proud to promote these exceptional members of our office. They have done outstanding work with our office as well as with multiple other law enforcement agencies. I know they will continue to serve Morris County with distinction in their new roles”.

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