The Department became a full time agency in the early 1970’s eventually supplanting the State Police who patrolled the area. Since that time the department has experienced an increase in staffing levels. At this current time the Department is staffed by 23 full time officers, 4 SLEO II officers, and three clerical staff members. The Command Staff is comprised of a Chief of Police, Two Lieutenants, and Five Sergeants. The Department consists of a 4 Squads for patrol, who work a rotating 12 hour schedule, a detective bureau staffed with two detectives, who are supervised by a Detective Sergeant, two K-9 officers and two officers who are members of the Gloucester County SWAT Team.
The Township covers approximately 56 squared miles and has a population of over 16,000 residents. The township is primarily rural, mixed with farms, small residential developments and several businesses. The Township is served by the Franklin Township Board of Education who educates Kindergarten through sixth grade. The Delsea Regional School District is responsible for the education of grades seventh through twelve. The racial makeup of the township is primarily white with a variety of other races making up the residents.
Chief of Police
Agency’s Basic Requirements and Application Process
- Applicant must be a US citizen
- Applicant must be a resident of the State of New Jersey
- Applicant must possess a valid NJ Driver’s License
- Applicant must be able to successfully pass a physical fitness test (Cooper Test), written aptitude test (administered by the Gloucester County Police Academy), oral interview, medical exam, drug screening and psychological examination.