The Detective Division, otherwise known as the Major Crime Unit (MCU), is charged with the responsibility of reviewing all incident reports and activities in order to prioritize and investigate criminal activity. Detectives work cases that are either assigned to them or come to them while on duty or on-call. They also initiate case investigations.
The Detective Division also conducts any and all police recruit, dispatcher and police employee employment background investigations. The Division also assists the Middle Township Business Administrator and his staff in conducting any and all needed internal Township wide investigations.
The unit handles a multitude of investigations from Aggravated Assaults, Sexual Offenses and Missing Person cases, to robberies, homicides and fatal motor vehcile crashes. It also conducts all background checks for those seeking Firearm ID cards and/or handgun permits. Also, all evidence collected or property turned into the department is handled by the Detective Division. The department employees a part time evidence clerk to assist with this function.
The division works on a number of open cases, such as the Mark Himebaugh and Craig White investigations, with various agencies including the FBI, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, New Jersey State Police and Cape May County Prosecutors Office. Anyone with information on the above cases is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 609-465-8704.
Members of the unit:
Detective Sergeant Clinton Stocker
Detective First Class Allan McClure
Detective Jack Trombetta
Detective Jason Sweitzer
Detective Daniel Martin
Detective Brian Murphy
Part Time Evidence Clerk Mark Devico & Part Time Evidence Clerk David Tomkinson