Mission Statement

DA_Logo.jpgThe Rockland County District Attorney's Office has the responsibility and authority to both investigate and prosecute crimes and offenses in Rockland County and undertake all efforts necessary to proactively prevent the commission of crimes. It is the mission of this Office to protect the people of Rockland County through the vigorous prosecution of crime and aggressive crime prevention measures. In all cases, the primary objective of the Office is the administration of justice.

A District Attorney is empowered to prosecute cases on behalf of the government and its people. With that comes the expectation of fairness and humility. The District Attorney, by example, sets the bar for all law enforcement and their conduct must be nothing short of exemplary.

The District Attorney has absolute discretion to determine the scope, manner, and method of prosecution. Assistant District Attorneys are appointed pursuant to the County Law and serve at the pleasure of the District Attorney. Assistant District Attorneys exercise their own prosecutorial discretion within policy guidelines established by the District Attorney.

The District Attorney of Rockland County is an independently elected public official whose powers and duties are set forth in Rockland County Law. Prosecutorial authority is delegated, by law, to a staff of Assistant District Attorneys. By law, the 62 elected District Attorneys in New York State are accountable to the electorate, not any other governmental body.