Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella
Mark Musella was sworn in as Bergen County Prosecutor on May 20, 2019. As Prosecutor, he is the chief law enforcement officer of Bergen County – the most populous county in New Jersey and home to nearly 1 million residents living in 70 municipalities. Prosecutor Musella oversees a staff of approximately 265 personnel at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (“BCPO”), consisting of Assistant Prosecutors, Detectives, and support staff. He also exercises supervisory authority over approximately 2,700 sworn law enforcement officers in 72 law enforcement agencies operating in Bergen County. In addition to conducting its own proactive investigations, the BCPO maintains specialized squads that assist municipal police departments in the investigation of crimes calling for increased personnel, specialized equipment, technical know-how, or highly specialized training. These crimes include arson, homicide, sex crimes, drug trafficking, traditional organized crime, domestic violence, financial crimes, and cyber crimes.
Prosecutor Musella is returning to the BCPO, where he began his legal career as an Assistant Prosecutor from September 1988 to June 1994, eventually serving as Assistant Chief of both the Trial Section and the Grand Jury Section. During his tenure, he prosecuted fifty jury trials, and handled hundreds of pleas, sentences, bails and motions, as well as presenting cases to the Grand Jury.
Since 1994, Prosecutor Musella has worked as an Attorney in criminal and civil litigation and has served as Municipal Prosecutor in Hasbrouck Heights as well as Public Defender for twelve Bergen County towns.
Prosecutor Musella graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Fordham University in 1984. He obtained his law degree from the Delaware Law School, Widener University in 1987.
A life-long Bergen County resident, he resides in Wood-Ridge, NJ with his family, and remains very active as a community volunteer.