For Immediate Release
November 22, 2017
Contact: Bernie Weisenfeld- PIO-GCPO
Re.: Elk officer charged with misconduct
Walter P. Garrison, a lieutenant in the Elk Township Police Department, has been charged by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office with official misconduct and theft in excess of $500, specifically by failing to be on duty during his assigned shifts and receiving wages for those hours.
The offenses are said to have occurred between 11/16/16 and 8/23/17.
Garrison surrendered Tuesday (11/21) at GCPO offices in Woodbury, was served with the second-degree misconduct and third-degree theft complaints and was released pending a first court appearance on 1/18/18.
Garrison has been a police officer for 24 years.