Former Cop Sentenced For Illegal Computer Activity

Sgt. Gerard Traynor (Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

  LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP – A former Long Beach Township sergeant was sentenced to probation for using a police computer for his own purposes.

  During the course of an “extensive” investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Unit, it was found that Gerald W. Traynor, 53, accessed the police computer system in April of 2018 to obtain information on two individuals’ personal information in a law enforcement database. It was also noted that he was also a practicing attorney on Long Beach Island.

  Judge Wendel E. Daniels sentenced him to one year of supervised probation.

  Traynor had previously pled guilty to one count of third-degree Computer Criminal Activity, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. A former sergeant, he was suspended since the date of his arrest on April 1. Part of his plea was to forfeit his police job and become ineligible for future employment with any public entity in the State of New Jersey.