Jersey Shore cop arrested for asking girlfriend to lie about on-duty sex investigation

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ – The girlfriend of a Middle Township cop ratted on him to his department and told his commanding officers that they had a lot of on-duty sex. She even told his National Guard Recruiter. It’s not certain what police officer Josh Bryan did to set his girlfriend off, but now he’s facing charges for trying to talk her out of it.

That relationship lasted from September to March. In July, Officer Bryan visited her home and pleaded with her to drop the matter because he was going to get in trouble at work. He asked her what else he could do to “make this go away”.

Today, Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Paul Skill of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced the arrest of Joshua Bryan, a 39-year-old Sergeant from the Middle Township Police Department for witness tampering.

On July 21, 2021, Bryan was arrested and charged by the Prosecutor’s Office with two counts of Witness Tampering, both crimes of the third degree.* Bryan was released on a summons pending Court proceedings.


Bryan is currently suspended without pay from the Middle Township Police Department pending the resolution of these charges in Court.

Prosecutor Sutherland advises a person convicted of a third-degree crime is subject to a term of imprisonment of 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.