25 West Ave, Woodstown, NJ 08098

Recruitment

Goal

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

Recruitment 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.

In the future, we hope to use technology, such as Policeapp.com and Facebook job postings, to reach a broader applicant base.

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.