Lakehurst, NJ

Tactics Used

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

Lakehurst is a borough of approximately 3,000 residents, located along the New Jersey shore in Ocean County. In August 2007, Lakehurst police received an anonymous tip suggesting that employees at one of the borough’s massage parlors were engaging in acts of prostitution. Officers began an investigation that culminated in the arrest of seven johns. Police released their names and other identifying information to the local media.

Key Sources

  • Reverse Stings:
    • “12 People Arrested At Massage Parlor”, Asbury Park Press, September 10 2007.
State New Jersey
Type City
Population 2708
Location
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