Andrew Carey (copy)

In this file photo from November 2018, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey at his office in New Brunswick. Carey has made it part of his mission to reduce the number of fatal accidents that happen on streets in Middlesex County. 

The Middlesex County Prosecutor has been named to a post in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey, which he is expected to start sometime in the fall.

Andrew Carey was named the attorney-in-charge for the Camden branch of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, after five years as the county prosecutor.

“I am grateful for the opportunity being extended by US Attorney Craig Carpenito,” Carey said in a statement on Aug. 1. Carpenito is the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.

Carey was appointed Middlesex County Prosecutor in June 2014 to a five-year term by then-Gov. Chris Christie.

The statement announcing Carey’s upcoming move included highlights of his tenure in Middlesex County, such as working with police to build trust in their communities; mental health training for officers; starting the Elder Abuse and Exploitation Team; and emphasizing best practices for school safety and juveniles, among other initiatives.

In an interview with MonroeNow.com, Carey also talked about efforts to reduce the number of fatal accidents in the county.

“It has been my absolute honor to serve as the Middlesex County Prosecutor, and my privilege to work alongside so many dedicated prosecutors and police officers who work tirelessly each day to protect and serve our community,” Carey said.

Before his county post, Carey was the assistant U.S. Attorney for the New Jersey District and chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Unit.

“I would like to thank Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders for supporting the mission of the Prosecutor’s Office,” Carey said.

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Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.