Investigations

Captain Ronald Dougard
Captain Ron Dougard #150 – Investigations Division Commander

  • Started law enforcement career as a Class One Special Officer with the Brick Township Police Department in May of 1993
  • Hired as a full time police officer January 1995
  • 1995-1998 was assigned to the midnight shift and the 4-12 shift.
  • 1998 assigned to the departments Drug Enforcement Unit until 2001
  • 2001 assigned to detective bureau and served as the evening juvenile officer. Also served as the advisor to the police explorer club
  • 2002 promoted to the rank of sergeant and worked all three shifts as a squad supervisor.
  • 2007 promoted to the rank of lieutenant
  • 2007-2012- served as Administrative Services Deputy Division Commander.
  • 2012-2014 assigned to patrol division as 4-12 and day shift commander
  • 2014 promoted to the rank of captain and was assigned to Community Policing Division Commander/ Public Information Officer.
  • 2015-present- assigned to the Investigations Division as Division Commander
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.