Atlantic and Camden Counties are both operating with Acting Prosecutors.

In Atlantic County, it’s Cary Shill, who numerous sources have told us is doing an outstanding job, since taking over following the resignation of former Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner.

In Camden County, Grace C. MacAulay succeeds Jill S. Mayer, who had served as Acting Camden County Prosecutor since October 1, 2019 before retiring.

MacAulay officially became Acting Camden County Prosecutor on December 1, 2021.

Before returning to the CCPO, MacAulay had worked with the CCPO for more than 25 years.

Talking with her CCPO staff MacAulay said, “This is seriously one of the greatest days of my life,” MacAulay told the CCPO staff before the ceremony. “I believe the crux of the criminal justice system is a prosecutor’s discretion and working here we have an awesome responsibility. We have vast authority, often daunting, but it’s an authority which must be exercised with the appropriate balance of prudent discernment and intestinal fortitude. I look around the room today and I couldn’t ask for better, more competent people, whom I respect and trust, to share these weighty responsibilities with,” said MacAulay.

Here is MacAulay signing the official documents after taking her Oath of Office.

Acting Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay (left) and The Honorable Kathleen M. Delaney, J.S.C. - CCPO photo.
Acting Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay (left) and The Honorable Kathleen M. Delaney, J.S.C. - CCPO photo.

Governor Murphy will ultimately name permanent selections for these key positions.

There was obviously no rush during Governor Murphy’s first term, as Mayer had served in an “Acting” capacity for more than 2 years.

There have been rumors about a potential Atlantic County (Prosecutor) nomination coming soon, however, in most circumstances, Atlantic County State Senator Vince Polistina possesses the power to stop a nomination through the unofficial, yet, powerful, recognized tool known as “Senatorial Courtesy.”

For now, both Atlantic and Camden Counties are in very good and capable hands with Shill and McAulay in charge. Both are competent and respected.

SOURCE: Camden County Prosecutors Office.

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