Trombetta is a retired detective sergeant from the Lower Township Police Department. Jack Trombetta served twenty-five
years, retiring as the bureau command of the investigative unit. He is a certified instructor whose expertise is in criminal
investigations, interview and interrogations. Currently, he instructs at the Cape May County Police Department in defensive
tactics and boxing. Jack Trombetta attended the FBI National Academy and has a BA in Criminal Justice. In addition
to instructing at the police academy, in his retirement he is a high school social studies teacher, teaching "at risk"
young people. Jack Trombetta is the author of Material Evidence: Who Would Want to Steal a Corpse, and Why.
to the book description, Material Evidence is "a thought-provoking and thrilling investigation
into the theft of the body of Jesus of Nazareth. Using historical records Jack Trombetta skillfully uncovers the facts surrounding
this event. Follow Marcus and Anthony, two Roman soldiers commissioned by Pontius Pilate to accomplish the mission, as they
begin, like all thorough investigations, at the scene of the crime. Readers will simultaneously find themselves inside the
home of Plato and lounging at the dinner table with King Herod and Pontius Pilate, as Marcus and Anthony journey to discover
the truth. But will the truth change their lives?"
reader of Material Evidence said, “The facts of this historic event, the resurrection of Christ,
are brought to life by the ability of the author to incorporate fictional characters to conduct an investigation and reveal
their findings. The author utilizes his investigative background and expertise to provide an investigation with regard to
the missing body of Christ. It is completed in a way that keeps the reader interested even though they may be aware of the
results. I felt as though I was living the experience, of the fictional characters, due to the well written verbal interaction
and descriptive narrative. Material Evidence is a must read for Christians and anyone who enjoys a good mystery that is based
on historic fact.”
About the Lower Township
The Lower Township Police Department was officially incorporated in 1955. The Department now has 45 full time police
officers and several Class II or part time officers. The Lower Township Police Department is organized into Administrative
Services Division, Patrol Bureau, Community Services/Tactical Patrol, Investigative Bureau, Communications Bureau and Records
While the Patrol Bureau provides uniformed
law enforcement services, the Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Lower Township Police Department, is responsible for identifying
and apprehending criminal offenders and for preparing the cases for prosecution. These cases may involve murder, sexual assault,
robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, major thefts, arson, drugs and other serious crimes. The Criminal Investigation Bureau
also investigates cases of non-criminal nature, including liquor license applications, missing persons reports and firearm
applications. Members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau also provide programs to civic organizations in our community.
Detectives assigned to these criminal cases often act as evidence technicians, processing the crime scene for physical evidence.
The detectives may take photographs, handle and collect trace evidence from the crime scene and dust the area with fingerprint
powder for latent fingerprints. Additionally, the detectives interview and take statements from victims, witnesses and defendants.