Gloucester County ProsecutorGloucester County Prosecutor's Office

Criminal Justice Complex
P.O.Box 623
Woodubury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 384-5500


Subject :

Elk Township NJ Officer Charged With Misconduct
Contact :Bernie Weisenfeld    856-384-5617

                                                          PRESS RELEASE

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.