Washington Township Police Department

One McClure DrivePicture15
Sewell, NJ 08080
856-589-6650

www.washingtontwppolice.org

Washington Township is a leader for achievement in local government, education, and recreation. Washington Township with a population of 48,500 is Gloucester County’s largest municipality. The Township is 23.0 square miles. The Township is served by six postal zip codes: Blackwood, (Turnersville) 08012, Glassboro 08028, Grenloch 08032, Pitman 08071, Sicklerville 08081, and Sewell 08080. Washington Township is a family community, providing all services in an environment conducive to outstanding educational, recreational, and social activities and programs. The Township also offers excellent retail, professional, and corporate businesses which are by far the finest in the County.

Washington Township is conveniently located on the N-S Freeway (State Highway 42) at the beginning of the Atlantic City Expressway. Less than 10 minutes away are: Interstate Routes 295, 95, 676, and the New Jersey Turnpike. Local train service is available from nearby
Woodbury or the Lindenwold High Speed Line which is operated by PATCO. New Jersey Transit bus service is located in Washington Township and serves the surrounding areas. The town is approximately 20 minutes from Philadelphia, and the main hub of AMTRACK. Newark International is approximately 90 minutes away, New York 2 hours, Delaware Memorial Bridge 40 minutes, Commodore Barry Bridge 40 minutes, and all shore points approximately 1.5 hours away from our town.

Recruitment Officer

Sergeant First Class Joseph Russo
(856) 589-8594
jxrusso@pd.twp.washington.nj.us

Agency’s Basic Requirements and Application Process

  • A citizen of the United States and a resident of New Jersey, and is the holder of a valid New Jersey driver’s license.
  • Must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent of 120 credits from an accredited college or university. An accredited college or university shall be defined as an institute of higher education which has received accreditation from an accrediting body which is recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • If you do not possess a Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent of 120 credits, you must have one of the below criteria:
  • have at least two (2) years prior experience as a full-time “sworn” law enforcement officer and sixty (60) credits from an accredited college or university, or;
  • have four (4) or more years prior experience as a full-time “sworn” law enforcement officer and thirty (30) credits from an accredited college or university, or;
  • be a SLEO II with the Washington Township Police Department and have sixty (60) credits from an accredited college or university, or;
  • have been honorably discharged from four (4) or more years of active military service and sixty (60) credits from an accredited college or university, or;
  • currently serving in the military with at least four (4) years since enlistment date and is in good standing and sixty (60) credits from an accredited college or university.

SLEO II Candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of New Jersey;
  • A holder of a valid New Jersey driver’s license; and
  • Meet one of the below eligibility requirements in order to participate:
  • Candidates for SLEO positions must have sixty (60) credits from an accredited college or university, or;
  • Have thirty (30) college credits from an accredited college or university, and current New Jersey Police Training Commission Certification at the appropriate SLEO level; or
  • Have been honorably discharged from 2 or more years of active military service or is currently serving with at least two (2) years since enlistment date and is in good standing and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university; or
  • Are over 35 years old and not aspiring to become full-time officers.

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