David Forrester Chief of Police

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.