Investigations Division

Capt J. ForresterBorn and raised in Brick

Graduated from Christian Brother Academy in 1997

Enlisted in the New Jersey Air National Guard and served Honorably for 6 years.

He was hired in 2002

As a patrolman he worked all three patrol shifts.

In 2006 Joseph was nominated for Patrolman of the Year. 

In 2007 he was promoted to Sgt. and was assigned to Operations where he supervised squads on all three patrol shifts.

In 2009 he was assigned to supervise the Selective Enforcement Team (SET)

In 2011 he was assigned to supervise the Drug Enforcement Unit

In 2015 he was promoted to Lt. and assigned back to Operations Division where he led as a Patrol Shift Commander

In 2018 he was transferred to the Community Policing Division where he managed the Traffic Safety Unit, our Emergency Medical Services personnel and our Community Policing Officers.

He was later assigned to the Administrative Services Division to help design and manage our newly formed Body Worn Camera Program.  

He has received numerous awards throughout his career including awards for meritorious service, honorable service, the grand cordon, a lifesaving award and multiple chief certificates.

He is a graduate from The College of NJ with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.

The Detective Bureau is primarily responsible for conducting all follow-up investigations of reported crimes occurring within the Township of Brick. Cases are reviewed and assigned to a detective for a follow-up investigation based on several solvability factors, with priority given to more serious crimes.

Detectives 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.

The Juvenile Unit handles investigations involving persons under the age of 18. The primary focus of the Juvenile Unit is rehabilitation. School resource officers are assigned to the schools in accordance with a cooperative agreement with the Board of Education. Detectives are specifically assigned to address matters relating to each of the schools in town.

The Street, Crimes Unit primarily investigates vice crimes related to the illegal distribution of narcotics, prostitution and quality of life issues.

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.