Corporal Thomas Herbst – Badge 307
Dates of Service: 2001 – 2022

Corporal Thomas Herbst is a lifelong resident of Ocean County, he grew up in Beachwood and moved to Toms River in 1998. Corporal Herbst graduated from Toms River High School South in 1991 and continued on to Ocean County College where he earned a Criminal Justice Degree. In 1995, Corporal Herbst graduated from the police academy and began his law enforcement career with the Beachwood Police Department where he worked until 2001. During tenure with the Beachwood Police Department he served as a member of their Traffic Safety Unit and was awarded PBA Officer of the Year in 2000.

Corporal Herbst joined the Toms River Police Department in 2001. He served as a field training officer for several years and was a member of the Emergency Services Unit from 2006 until 2021. Corporal Herbst also served on the department’s Bike Unit, Marine Unit, and was a Police Camp instructor for several years, and in 2021 achieved the rank of Corporal. Corporal Herbst served as the School Resource Officer at Toms River High School East for the last five years. Throughout his career, Corporal Herbst received multiple lifesaving, merit awards and accommodations for service to the community.

Corporal Herbst would like to thank his wife and three daughters for their never ending love and support!

Congratulations on your retirement Corporal Herbst!