The Woodstown Police Department is committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective, and impartially applied. Our officers are held to the highest standard of professional conduct and are expected to apply the law in this manner.
It is the policy of the Woodstown Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit to accept and investigate all complaints of alleged officer misconduct or wrongdoing from any citizen or agency employee.
A complaint may be lodged at any time regardless of the hour or day of the week and may be submitted in several ways including but not limited to:
- In Person
- By phone
- By mail
If you have a complaint concerning a Woodstown Police Officer, please click on the “File Complaint Online” link below. If you prefer, you may download a printable complaint form and mail it to the address listed below. You may also contact the internal affairs unit directly at (856) 769-1330 ext. 6. You may provide as much or as little information as you wish and may remain anonymous if you choose to do so. Please keep in mind that providing as much information as possible will be helpful to our internal affairs investigators.
Printable Internal Affairs Complaint Forms
Woodstown Police Department
Internal Affairs Unit
25 West Ave,
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Early Warning System
It is the policy of the Woodstown Police Department to utilize an early warning system for tracking and reviewing incidents of risk and provide timely intervention to our officers. The Early Warning System is designed to detect patterns and trends before the conduct escalates into more serious problems. A copy of the policy can be viewed by clicking on the link below. Additionally, the total number of officers that have been entered into the Early Warning System each year is listed on this website and can be found under the Annual Reports section.
In addition to the Early Warning System policy, the Woodstown Police Department as also adopted a policy to deter illegal drug use, including unregulated cannabis/marijuana, by law enforcement officers. The policy provides a mechanism to identify and remove those law enforcement officers engaged in the illegal use of drugs. Because illegal drug use is inconsistent with the duties, obligations, and responsibilities of sworn law enforcement officers, the policy mandates that officers who test positive shall be terminated from employment. To view the policy in it’s entirety, click the link below.
Body-Worn Camera Program
In 2020, the Woodstown Police Department implemented a body-worn camera program. The “Watchguard V300” body-worn camera was selected and provided to every officer in the department. The goal of this program is to provide transparency and accountability for both our officers and the public. Body-worn cameras are a powerful tool that can assist police and at the same time give the community a better understanding of what happened during an encounter.
These cameras also allow supervisors to review video captured by officers to assess their interactions with the public. This information can be used to commend an officer on their performance, provide additional training, or take further corrective action.