Investigative Division

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 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.


Captain Sean Goggins is a 23 year veteran of the East Brunswick Police Department. He was assigned to the Operations Division upon his graduation from the New Jersey State Police Academy in Sea Girt with the 195th Municipal Class in May of 1997.  In 2003, he was transferred to the Investigative Division where he was assigned to the Juvenile Bureau.  There he performed the duties of a Juvenile Detective until his transfer back to the Operations Division in June of 2011 where he served as a patrolman until August 17, 2011 when he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Following his promotion to Sergeant, Captain Goggins was assigned to the Operations Division where he served as a Shift Supervisor. In June of 2013, Captain Goggins was transferred to the Administrative Division where he served as the Assistant Division Commander until January 2016 when he was transferred back to the Operations Division as a Shift Supervisor. In July of 2016, after being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, Captain Goggins was assigned to the Office of the Chief where he commanded the Office of Professional Standards.

Captain Goggins graduated from St. John’s University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice and earned his Master’s Degree in Human Resources Training and Development from Seton Hall University in 2020.  He is a Crisis/Hostage Negotiator for the East Brunswick Police SWAT Team.  Captain Goggins has received several Letters of Commendation while serving in the Operations and Investigative Divisions.