Civil Litigation and Records Management

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The unit reviews and processes all requests for civil discovery, all firearm matters, including requests for return of weapons, appeals from denial of firearms permit applications and all applications for permits to carry

firearms within the county. Several types of information requests and record keeping are handled by the unit. These include:

• Requests for information filed pursuant to the Open Public Records Act. The Records Custodian pursuant to the act is the unit section chief.

• Requests for information from governmental agencies, including federal agencies, New Jersey state agencies and inquiries from agencies of other states.

• Requests for release of municipal police records, evidence disposition and return of property and money.

• The unit is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Records Retention and Disposal Act pursuant to New Jersey P.L. 1953, c.410 as amended.

This section also conducts record checks, property forfeitures and foreclosures, name change petitions, expungement petitions, bail forfeitures and false identity claims.

The unit cooperates with County Counsel to handle and monitor all civil lawsuits filed against the Camden County Prosecutor'’s Office or its personnel.

The CLRM Unit is responsible for asset forfeitures on behalf of all law enforcement agencies throughout Camden County. This is a civil law practice allowing authorities to seize property and money used by arrested persons in furtherance of illegal activity or proceeds gained through illegal activity.

OVERVIEW

The Civil Litigation and Records Management (CLRM) Unit is responsible for the civil and ancillary aspects of criminal prosecution.

Civil Litigation and Records Management

Section Chief: Robert Uyehara

Gladys E. Rodriguez

First Assistant Prosecutor

Mark Chase

Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor

Mark Nicholas

Acting Chief of Detectives

Camden County Prosecutor Office 25 North 5th Street Camden, New Jersey 08102 856-225-8400

the office of the

camden county prosecutor

Warren W. Faulk, PROSECUTOR

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Gladys E. Rodriguez

First Assistant Prosecutor

Mark Chase

Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor

Mark Nicholas

Acting Chief of Detectives