Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief of Detectives Paul Skill announce the arrest of Jacob M. Harris, a 32-year-old resident of the Egg Harbor Township and police officer for the Ocean City Police Department.
On January 26th, 2022, the Lower Township Police Department was called to a residence for a report of a tracking device found on a vehicle. Further investigation revealed this device was connected to Jacob Harris. This incident was investigated by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Unit.
On January 27, 2022, as a result of this investigation, Harris was charged with one count of stalking, a crime of the fourth degree.* On this same date, Harris was arrested without incident and later released on a summons pending Court proceedings. Harris is currently on administrative leave pending the outcome of his criminal proceedings.
An individual convicted of a fourth-degree crime can be sentenced to up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
Prosecutor Sutherland urges anyone who may have information regarding this investigation to contact the Professional Standards Unit of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, or report the information anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff’s Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on an anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-889-3597.