Press Release by Bernie Weisenfeld Gloucester County Prosecutors Office
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 allegedly occurred between 11/16/16 and 8/23/17. Garrison surrendered on Tuesday November 21st at GCPO offices in Woodbury, and 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.