Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office
Michael Wiltsey has been a law enforcement officer for over twenty-one years currently holding the rank of Lieutenant for the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. Lieutenant Wiltsey is currently the Forensics Commander and oversees the Crime Scene, High-Tech Crimes, and Evidence Management Units housed at the recently renovated state-of-the-art Forensic Services Center.
Lieutenant Wiltsey earned his B.A.s in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Monmouth University. He then earned an M.A. degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay University and a PH.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Forensic Psychology from Drexel University. He is also a practicing Licensed Psychologist with experience and interest in police related psychological issues. Lieutenant Wiltsey is also a faculty member of New Jersey City University, Professional Security Studies Department. In addition, he is also a member of the Burlington County Mental Health Board.
Lieutenant Wiltsey is the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Mental Health Liaison with the Attorney General’s Office/Division of Criminal Justice. As such, he was the law enforcement coordinator for the statewide mandated Special Needs/De-Escalation training in 2017. Lieutenant Wiltsey and BCPO colleagues developed a Mental Health Handbook for the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, published in February 2019.
Lieutenant Wiltsey has been a part of the professional working group for the New Jersey Resiliency Program since the beginning of this initiative in 2016, and has contributed to the development of the training and the directive. He was among the first group of 24 Master Trainers that attended the first ever FBI/NA Comprehensive Officer Resilience Program train-the-trainer course held in New Jersey in June 2018. Lieutenant Wiltsey has been one of the presenters of the overview of the Resiliency Program in Burlington County in March 2019 and at the Resiliency Summit in October 2019. Lieutenant Wiltsey is a Master Trainer for the New Jersey Resiliency Program and is a Resiliency Program Officer (RPO) for his agency.