ETPD's Detective Bureau is headed by Detective Townsend and Detective Elbertson. The Detective Bureau is an investigative branch, responsible for conducting follow up investigations to crimes, as well as responding out to crime scenes when called upon.
Both Detective's experience combines for over 30+ years in Law Enforcement, making them one of the most seasoned detective bureaus.
Detective Townsend boasts an extremely reputable resume having been a graduate of the Burlington County Police Academy and started his law enforcement career with the Burlington County Sheriff's Department. Having been with ETPD for the last 20 years, Detective Townsend has been featured in many bureaus including the Community Policing Unit, D.A.R.E. instructor, and former SRO for the Community School.
Detective Elbertson has spent the last 18 years with ETPD as a patrolman before having been promoted into the Detective Bureau. Det. Elbertson began his law enforcement career with the Burlington City Police Department as both a Class I and Class II officer.