Police Officer Positions

The Woodstown Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Apply today at www.policeapp.com/WoodstownNJ.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and no older than 35 years of age;
  • Must be a resident of New Jersey and a citizen of the United States;
  • Must possess a valid NJ driver’s license;
  • Must have at least one of the following:
    • An associate’s degree or have earned 60 credits from an accredited college or university.
    • At least 24 months of active military service resulting in an honorable discharge.
    • Prior law enforcement experience within the State of New Jersey.
  • 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;
  • A valid NJ PTC Certification, waiver eligible Class II Certification or current enrollment in a full-time or Class II Police Academy is preferred.

Salary and Benefits:

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

Please direct questions regarding this position to info@woodstownpd.org.

The Woodstown Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

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.