Employment

Police Officer Positions

The Woodstown Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age;
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and resident of New Jersey;
  • Must possess a valid NJ driver’s license;
  • Must have a valid NJ PTC Certification, waiver eligible Class II Certification or current enrollment in a full-time academy.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently;
  • Must be sound in body and of good health;
  • Must be of good moral character and not convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude;
  • Must be able to pass a medical examination, psychological examination and drug screening;

Salary and Benefits:

  • Starting Salary (2024): $64,647
  • Pension enrollment
  • Healthcare
  • Eye and dental care reimbursement up to $1,000 per year

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, essential functions acknowledgement form and completed employment application in person to the Woodstown Police Department on or before 06/30/2024. Please direct questions regarding this position to info@woodstownpd.org.

The Woodstown Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.


Crossing Guard Positions

There are currently no openings for the position of Crossing Guard.


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:

RaceCommunitySworn
Officers
Civilian
Employees
All Employees
Caucasian78.5%100%66.7%86.7%
African American11.1%0%33.3%13.3%
American Indian & Alaska Native0.5%0%0%0%
Asian1.5%0%0%0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander0%0%0%0%
Other1.8%0%0%0%
2 or more races6.5%0%0%0%
Ethnicity
Hispanic6.7%0%0%0%
Non-Hispanic93.3%100%100%100%
Gender
Male49%100%33.3%73.3%
Female51%0%66.7%26.7%
Community demographic data obtained from census.gov & censusreporter.org

Strategy

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