A Message to the Public
The Commission welcomes the input of concerned citizens in the fight against organized crime, corruption, and the waste and abuse of taxpayer funds, as has recently been exhibited in public hearings and reports issued by us.
Our mandate is to identify and investigate matters that may require administrative or legislative reform, civil remedies or even criminal prosecution.
Legitimate complaints received either directly at our offices or through the e-mail hotline available on this Web site are carefully evaluated to determine the most effective and efficient manner of response. In some instances, matters brought to our attention may become part of a larger investigative record. In other instances, complaints may be referred to other more appropriate governmental agencies for consideration. It may take some time, but in every case, the interests of an informed and responsive citizenry are paramount.
Americans should never accept crime or corruption as a way of life. There is a system in place in our Republic to address a citizen's problems and to work out a just conclusion. This structure includes the vast majority of honest, hard-working governmental agencies, elected officials, responsible private sector mediators and, of course, the prosecutors, Attorney General and the courts.
The Commission was established to serve the people of New Jersey fairly and independently by exposing and investigating systemic problems and by recommending systemic improvements to these other important elements of government. That is what we do best. We are fact-finders, not advocates, and we are dedicated to the successful pursuit of that goal.
Alan A. Rockoff