Long Beach Police Sergeant Gerard Traynor was arrested on Monday morning for allegedly accessing secure computer based information for personal reasons, rather than for law enforcement purposes, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer.

Traynor, 52, who is employed by the Long Beach Township Police Department has addresses in both Beach Haven and Galloway Township.

He is also a practicing attorney and has been charged with two counts of Computer Criminal Activity in violation of N.J.S.A.2C:20-25c.

An extensive investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s OfficeInternal Affairs Unit and the Long Beach Township Police Department revealed that allegedly Traynor accessed the secure computer based information.

Chief Anthony Deely of the Long Beach Township Police Department has suspended Traynor pending a conclusion of the criminal matter.

Traynor has been released on a summons pending a further court date.

Prosecutor Billhimer extended his gratitude for the investigation to the Long Beach Township Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crimes Unit.

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