Lieutenant Osmundsen was born and raised in Middle Township and graduated from Middle Township High School. He attended Atlantic Cape Community College and Stockton State College earning his degree in Criminal Justice. Lt. Osmundsen started his police career as a seasonal officer in Avalon, NJ after graduating from the Cape May County Police Academy in 1993. He was hired by the Middle Township Police Department as a patrolman in 1994 and attended and graduated the Atlantic County Police Academy.
During Lt. Osmundsen’s career with the Middle Township Police Department he served as a patrolman before being transferred to the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office in 1999, where he was assigned to the Narcotics Task Force. During his assignment he was awarded for exceptional duty in narcotics by the Narcotics Task Force Commanders Association of NJ and became a faculty instructor for UNIT (Undercover Narcotics Investigative Training through the Department of Criminal Justice.
Lt. Osmundsen returned to the Middle Township Police Department in 2002 and was assigned back to the patrol division. Lt. Osmundsen, during this time, was a member of the department’s SWAT team and also became a certified firearms instructor and narcotics instructor, where he continues to instruct new recruits at the Cape May County Police Academy.
In 2007, Lt. Osmundsen was assigned to the Major Crimes Unit as a detective. During this assignment he became an expert in forensic interviewing of children and became a certified instructor through the NJ Attorney General’s Office for internet safety for law enforcement. He developed the curriculum for educating law enforcement officers in internet safety where he still teaches to all recruits attending the Cape May County Police Academy. Lt. Osmundsen also became a member of the Counties CART Team, Child Abduction Response Team.
In 2010 Lt. Osmundsen was promoted to Sergeant, where he was assigned to supervise the Special Services Unit. He was responsible for the training division, school resource officers, narcotics unit and the department’s social media outlets. He attended and graduated the Command and Leadership program taught by the NJ Chiefs of Police Association.
In 2012, Lt. Osmundsen was assigned to supervise the department’s Major Crimes Unit, where he also oversaw the Megan’s Law Unit and Firearms Background Unit until being promoted to Lieutenant in 2016. As Lieutenant he still oversees the Major Crimes Unit and the department’s Street Crimes Unit. His additional responsibilities include conducting internal affairs investigations, managing the Violent Crimes Apprehension Program (VICAP) through the FBI, and the department’s social media outlets.