Jackson Township, NJ

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Jackson Township (alternately referred to as Jackson) is a community of approximately 55,000 residents, located near Freehold Township and Asbury Park in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Although local law enforcement do not appear to have conducted traditional “reverse” stings in the township, the Jackson Township Police Department have conducted an anti-prostitution investigation in September 2013 that resulted in multiple john arrests.

After seeing advertisements offering commercial sex at a local residence on Craigslist, Jackson Police installed surveillance at the location and witnessed several individuals entering and exiting the home. As they left, two [male] subjects were stopped by officers and later placed under arrest. Both were charged with soliciting prostitution. A third individual was also arrested and charged with promoting prostitution.

According to The Asbury Park Press, following the investigation members of the media “asked the Jackson Police Department for photos of the suspects, but they refused. [Although] state law allows authorities discretion in releasing suspect photos, they often refuse to do so, saying they are prohibited by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.”

State New Jersey
Type City
Population 55616
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