The Investigative Division's primary goal is to improve the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors to the township by conducting thorough follow-up investigations aimed at the detection, arrest, and conviction of offenders, for both crimes against persons and property. In furtherance of this goal, the division is broken down into three (3) functional investigative units; Detective Bureau, Juvenile Bureau and Identification Bureau.
The Investigative Division consists of a Captain, Lieutenant and Sergeant, four general Detectives, three Identification (ID) Detectives, and two Juvenile Detectives. The section also has a Detective assigned as a School Resource Officer to the East Brunswick Township Public Schools.
The success of the Investigative Section is dependent upon the acceptance that the total is greater than the sum of its parts. This cooperative spirit enhances the capability of all members of the division while recognizing that the differences inherent in modern police work fortifies, rather than detracts from, the department's overall mission.
Investigative Division Commander: Captain Daniel Melnick
Captain Daniel Melnick is a 23 year veteran of the East Brunswick Police Department. He graduated from Morris County Police Academy in 1993. He began his career assigned to the Patrol Division until 1998 when he was selected to start up a newly formed Anti-Crime Unit. In 2000, he transferred back to the Patrol Division until 2004 when he was promoted to Sergeant where he served as a squad supervisor in the Patrol Division. In 2005, he was transferred to the Detective Bureau as a Detective Sergeant. In 2010, he was promoted to Patrol Lieutenant and later that year was transferred to the Investigative Division. In 2013, he was promoted to Operations Division Captain and is currently assigned as the Commander of the Investigative Division.
He has been a member of the East Brunswick Police SWAT Team for 14 years and has previously served as the SWAT Team Commander during his tenure. He has received several awards and numerous letters of commendation for outstanding police service throughout his career.
Captain Melnick has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Justice from Rutgers University and a Masters of Arts degree in Education Administration from Seton Hall University. In the fall of 2012, he graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy.