U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced the Senate confirmation of Juan Mattos Jr. to become the U.S. Marshal for the District of New Jersey.
This vote will bring permanent leadership to New Jersey’s U.S. Marshal Office, which has been under the leadership of an acting Marshal since August of 2010, according to a joint release by the senators.
“This vote to confirm Juan Mattos will give New Jersey’s Marshal office the permanent leadership it needs to fulfill its mission. It is disappointing that it took so long to fill this important position, but Mr. Mattos has had a distinguished career in law enforcement in New Jersey and will be a strong leader of our U.S. Marshal’s office,” Lautenberg stated. “Mr. Mattos has the expertise and experience needed to protect our federal courts, capture fugitives and oversee Federal prisoners in New Jersey.”
“With a law enforcement career that spans more than three decades, Juan Mattos Jr. has the experience and knowledge to lead as a U.S. Marshal,” said Menendez. “The people of New Jersey need someone like him who is whip-smart, aggressive and aimed toward justice.”
Mattos retired from the New Jersey State Police in 2010 after 35 years of service including leadership roles as the Deputy Superintendent of Investigations and later as the Deputy Superintendent of Operations. Mattos rose to the position of Lieutenant Colonel and was second in command at the State Police. He is currently an agent with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and resides with his wife in Monroe Township. Mattos will be the first Latino U.S. Marshal to serve in New Jersey.