Recruitment

Full-Time Regular Police Officer Positions

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

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 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 possess an associate’s degree or have earned 60 credits from an accredited college or university, (or) have served at least 24 months of active military service resulting in an honorable discharge, (These requirements may be waived if the applicant has 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 (2023): $63,070
  • Pension enrollment
  • Healthcare
  • Eye and dental care reimbursement up to $1,000 per year

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and completed employment application in person to the Woodstown Police Department on or before 01/31/2023. Please direct questions regarding this position to info@woodstownpd.org.

The Woodstown Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.


Class II Police Officer Positions

The Woodstown Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Class II Police Officer.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid waiver eligible Class II PTC certification;
  • Must be at least 18 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 a high school diploma or its equivalent;
  • 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;
  • Must not have been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty or which would make him/her unfit to perform the duties of his office;
  • Must be able to pass a medical examination, psychological examination and drug screening

Salary and Benefits:

  • $18.37 per hour

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General Patrol Duties
  • Court Security
  • Parking Enforcement
  • School Checks
  • School Crossing Posts
  • Processing and the guarding of prisoners
  • Traffic enforcement details
  • Any other duties assigned by a supervisor

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and completed employment application in person to the Woodstown Police Department on or before 01/31/2023. Please direct questions regarding this position to info@woodstownpd.org.

The Woodstown Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.


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 not met, the chief of police will adjust the strategy in order to accomplish those goals.