Authorities said Mr. 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.
Authorities said the offenses occurred between the time period of November 2016 through August 2017.
Garrison surrendered Tuesday at the Gloucester County Prosecutor's offices in Woodbury, and was charged with the second-degree misconduct and third-degree theft complaints
Authorities released Garrison pending a first court appearance on January 18th.
Garrison served on the police force 24 years authorities said.