The Department of Law and Public Safety is dedicated to protecting the safety and security of the people of New Jersey. Under the oversight of the Attorney General, the Department performs far-reaching and diverse security and legal duties, providing statewide law enforcement and emergency response services, as well as services and counsel to other state agencies, and instituting legal actions where appropriate to advance the interests of the State and its citizens.
The primary mission of the Department of Law and Public Safety is to ensure and advance the quality of life for the people of New Jersey. In this regard, the Department:
With 12 divisions and offices, as well as independent commissions and boards, the Department performs such critical tasks as overseeing the criminal justice system, protecting citizens' civil and consumer rights, promoting highway traffic safety, and maintaining public confidence in the casino, combative sports, alcoholic beverage, gaming and racing industries. As head of the Department, the Attorney General serves as the State's chief law enforcement officer and legal adviser, and is responsible for the management and administration of the Department.
*These amounts represent State and Non-State Funds.