Police Officer Positions

The Woodstown Police Department is not currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.

Crossing Guard Positions

We are currently accepting applications for the position of backup crossing guard for the upcoming school year.

Backup crossing guards should be available to cover any of the crossing guard posts within the borough in the event of a regular crossing guard call-out. When school is in session, crossings take place Monday through Friday during the following times:

Crossing times for full school day (2 crossings)

  • 7:00 am to 7:50 am
  • 2:25 pm to 3:15 pm

Crossing times for half school day for all schools (2 crossings)

  • 7:00 am to 7:50 am
  • 11:50 am to 12:40 pm

Crossing times when dismissal times vary by school (3 crossings)

  • 7:00 am to 7:50 am
  • 11:50 am to 12:40 pm
  • 2:25 pm to 3:15 pm

Pay: Crossing guards are paid on an hourly basis with a minimum of 6 hours of pay per day worked. The current rate for 2023 is $15.71 per hour.

Those interested should complete and return an application to the Woodstown Police Department during normal business hours (M-F between 8am & 4pm).

Recruitment Plan

The goal of the Woodstown Police Department Recruitment Plan is to recruit quality law enforcement officers who reflect the diversity of the population of the community the Woodstown Police Department is charged with protecting.

Current Demographics

The Woodstown Police Department is comprised of 9 police officers, 1 full time civilian employee and 5 part time civilian employees. The current demographic makeup our agency is as follows:

All Employees
African American11.1%0%33.3%13.3%
American Indian & Alaska Native0.5%0%0%0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander0%0%0%0%
2 or more races6.5%0%0%0%
Community demographic data obtained from census.gov & censusreporter.org


Members of the police department have well established relationships with various organizations and members of the community. Some of these relationships include, leaders of minority organizations, local churches, the Woodstown-Pilesgrove School District, the Salem County Vocational Technical School and residents of the community. These established relationships assist our agency with recruitment.

In addition, the Woodstown Police Department participates in various community events. Recruitment materials, such as brochures and flyers, which identify the Woodstown Police Department as an equal opportunity employer, can be made available to individuals interested in a career with our agency.

Review & Evalution

The chief of police is responsible for conducting an annual review of the department’s recruitment plan. If the recruitment goals outlined above are not met, the chief of police will adjust the strategy in order to accomplish those goals.