On February 1, 2023, Chief David Forrester was sworn in by Mayor John Ducey as the Chief of the Brick Township Police Department. He is the 4th Chief of the departments 50 year history.
Chief David Forrester has been a member of the Brick Township Police Department for 27 years. In February 1996, he attended the New Jersey State Police Municipal Academy in Sea Girt, New Jersey as a member of the 193rd Class. During his tenure with the Brick Township Police Department, Chief Forrester held numerous positions including a Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Detective, a member of the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), Patrol Sergeant, Assistant Accreditation Manager, Training Supervisor, and Internal Affairs Investigator. He was the Administrative Services Deputy Division Commander where he oversaw Police Records, Property and Evidence, and Communication Operations. In addition, Chief Forrester served as the Community Policing Division Commander where he supervised the Traffic Safety Unit, Public Information, and various community initiatives. Most recently, he was the Division Commander of the Investigations Division which consists of the Detective Bureau and Street Crimes Unit.
Chief Forrester is a Retired Major from the New Jersey Air National Guard, where he served for 24 years.
He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Stockton College and Master of Administrative Science Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
The Internal Affairs Unit is staffed by personnel of the department as assigned by the Chief of Police. The Internal Affairs Officer reports directly to the Chief of Police. The Internal Affairs Officer is responsible for receiving, processing and supervising internal affairs investigations that involve allegations of criminal conduct and acts of misconduct made against members of the Brick Township Police Department. The Internal Affairs Officer ensures that allegations made against members of the Brick Township Police Department are thoroughly and objectively investigated to their logical conclusion. The Office of Internal Affairs maintains a comprehensive index of all complaints received against all members. This information is submitted to the Ocean County Prosecutors Office on an annual basis. Click here for reporting information and forms: Public Documents Directory – Brick Police Department – PowerDMS
Those looking to submit an Internal Affairs Complaint Form can complete the appropriate form found in the link above and send to either one of the following: