Gov. Chris Christie Friday signed an executive order establishing a commission to examine the feasibility of modifying New Jersey's county prosecutor system in an effort to provide greater efficiency at less cost.
One idea the County Prosecutors Study Commission will consider is the possibility of placing county prosecutors within the state Attorney General's Office.
"At a time of limited resources, we must ensure governments at every level function as efficiently and effectively as possible," Christie said. "Through this Study Commission, I am directing Attorney General Paula Dow to conduct a thorough review of the current system governing the county prosecutor's offices and to determine whether efficiencies, cost savings and a more equitable allocation of resources can be achieved."