Based in Goshen, N.Y., Orange County District Attorney is one of the largest district attorney offices in New York. The district attorney is an independently elected official who has state-defined powers and duties. The attorney is responsible for determining prosecution procedures as per the law and office prosecution policies. Orange County District Attorney prosecutes cases which result from investigations and arrests made by more than 35 police agencies in Orange County. The attorney receives more than 18,000 cases annually and prosecutes over 17,000 in its local criminal courts. It prosecutes more than 1,000 felony cases every year in the county court. Orange County District Attorney has a staff that consists of district attorney and assistant district attorneys, support personnel and investigators. Its investigators are certified police officers.