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Ocean City Cop Arrested for Placing Tracking Device on Car in Lower Township

Lower Township

Authorities in Cape May County announced the arrest of Mr. Jacob M. Harris, 32, of the Egg Harbor Township and police officer for the Ocean City Police Department.

According to Cape May County officials, on January 26th, the Lower Township Police Department was called to a residence for a report of a tracking device found on a vehicle.

Officials said a further investigation revealed this device was connected to Jacob Harris.

This incident was investigated by the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office Professional Standards Unit.

On Thursday, the investigation revealed that Harris was charged with one count of stalking, a crime of the fourth degree.

According to officials, Harris was arrested without incident and later released on a summons pending Court proceedings.

Harris is currently on administrative leave pending the outcome of his criminal proceedings.

An individual convicted of a fourth-degree crime can be sentenced to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.

Prosecutor Sutherland urges anyone who may have information regarding this investigation to contact the Professional Standards Unit of the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office at 609-465-1135, or report the information anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff's Tip Line at and click on an anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-889-3597.