New Jersey police lieutenant stalked estranged wife, places tracking device in her car, prosecutors say


Hackensack, NJ — Bergen County Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Hackensack Police Lieutenant Richard Levis, 48, of Butler, NJ, on charges of Burglary and Stalking.

On December 30, 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Hackensack Police Lieutenant Richard Levis may have surreptitiously placed a Global Positioning System (“GPS”) tracking device in his estranged wife’s vehicle without permission. A subsequent investigation by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Confidential Investigations Unit and the Oakland Police Department Internal Affairs Unit confirmed that Levis’ estranged wife discovered a GPS in her vehicle and that Levis had been using the device to track her whereabouts.

As a result of the investigation, Richard Levis was issued a Summons by Bergen County Central Municipal Court on January 7, 2019 in Hackensack, charging him with one count of Burglary and one count of Stalking. Richard Levis is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.