Investigations

Captain David Forrester

Captain David Forrester #155

  • In February 1996 Captain David Forrester was hired as a police officer by the Brick Township Police Department; he graduated from the New Jersey State Police Municipal Academy – Class #193.
  • After graduation he was assigned to the Operations Division; Evenings Shift.
  • In 2001 he was assigned to Brick Memorial High School as a School Resource Officer. Additionally, he became a member of the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT).
  • In 2002 he was assigned to the Investigations Division.
  • In 2003 he returned to the Operations Division; midnights. Additionally, he was a Field Training Officer for numerous officers.
  • In July 2004 he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Operations Division; Midnights.
  • In December 2012 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as the Deputy Administrative Services Division Commander.
  • In September 2013 he was assigned to Internal Affairs until April 2016
  • He was assigned to the Professional Standards Unit twice; once as a Sergeant in 2009 and then as a Lieutenant in 2017.
  • Graduate of IACP Leadership in Police Organizations.
  • He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Stockton University and Master’s Degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
  • He also retired as a Major from the New Jersey Air National Guard after serving 24 years.
Supervised by one Detective Sergeant and staffed with 7 Detectives. The Detective Bureau is primarily responsible for conducting all follow-up investigation of reported crimes occurring within the Township of Brick. These crimes include but are not limited to: homicide, sexual related crimes, robbery, burglary, theft, and fraud. They are reviewed by the Detective Bureau supervisor and assigned to a detective for follow-up based on several solvability factors with priority given to more serious crimes. They are also tasked with crime analysis, surveillance in areas of criminal activity, the monitoring and maintenance of registered sex offenders (Megan’s Law), intelligence gathering, second hand goods database (pawn slips) as well as investigation of liquor licenses.
Comprised of one full time Juvenile Detective and two School Resource Officers. The juvenile detective handles investigations involving persons under the age of 18. The juvenile detective’s primary focus is rehabilitation.

The two school resource officers are assigned to the schools in accordance with the cooperative agreement with the Board of Education. One detective is assigned to each high school and the accompanying middle and elementary schools for each high school.

Supervised by one Detective Sergeant and has three Detectives assigned to it. An additional detective is assigned to the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Special Operations Group on an annual basis. Their primary responsibilities are the investigations of adults involved in the illegal distribution, purchasing and use of controlled dangerous substances.

In addition, the detectives encourage the sharing of information with members of the public. Many investigations are initiated as well as solved through this type of cooperative effort. Detectives are typically available Monday through Friday 8:00am to 11:00pm and available as “on-call” status to respond at any other time.