Camden, N.J. – Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer is proud to announce the hiring of three Detectives and one Assistant Prosecutor.
William Heron was hired in March 2020, as a Detective assigned to the Grand Jury Unit. Heron began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer with the Pine Hill Police Department in 2008. Throughout his career, Heron worked as a K-9 handler leading tracks, building searches, and takedown operations of narcotics distributors with K-9 officer, Duke. He also worked as a field training officer who trained new officers. In 2016, Heron worked as part of the CCPO Suburban Narcotics Task Force and considers that time as one of the highlights of his career.
Israel Trejo-Mendiola was hired in March 2020, as a Detective assigned to the Grand Jury Unit. Trejo-Mendiola began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer with the Millville Police Department in 2014. During his time there, Trejo-Mendiola served on the Uniform Patrol Division investigating frauds, robberies, assaults, and other crimes. He also served on the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Unit where he participated in executing search warrants, conducted narcotics investigations, and recovered stolen firearms. Trejo-Mendiola is bilingual and will assist other Detectives with translating interviews in Spanish.
Paris Johnson was hired in April 2020, as a Detective assigned to the Grand Jury Unit. In 2017, Johnson became a patrol officer with the Camden County Police Department, focusing on community policing and responding to calls for service. Johnson was hired by the Lawnside Police Department in 2019 to serve as a Records Officer and Public School Liaison Officer working as a resource to the schools. Prior to her career in law enforcement, Johnson joined the New Jersey National Guard in 2011, where she continues to serve. In her role as Communications Sergeant, Johnson collaborated with various law enforcement agencies to help implement solutions for the opioid epidemic within the state of New Jersey and helped plan Junior Police Academy activities.
Rosina Rachuba was hired in April 2020, as an Assistant Prosecutor and is currently assigned to the Grand Jury Unit. Rachuba earned her law degree from Western New England College in 2006. Rachuba comes to Camden County from the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, where she began her law career in 2007. Rachuba has years of experience working in the Special Victims Unit where she tried a variety of cases, including State v. Terrell Hubbard, in which Rochuba secured a manslaughter conviction against Hubbard for the killing of his 5-month-old daughter following a four-week long trial. Her work on the case earned Rachuba the “Outstanding Service Award” from the N.J. Sex Crimes Officers Association. Rachuba became the SVU Team Leader in 2017, supervising other Assistant Prosecutors in sexual assault and child abuse cases. She also has experience working in the Appellate and Juvenile Units.
“We welcome Assistant Prosecutor Rachuba, Detective Heron, Detective Trejo-Mendiola, and Detective Johnson to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office,” said Mayer. “We believe the wealth of experience each of them brings will greatly benefit the citizens of Camden County.”