Westville is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. Westville has a population of approximately 4,500 residents. The Borough of Westville is known as “The Gateway to South Jersey.” Westville is a total area of 1.378 square miles, including 1.024 square miles of land and 0.354 square miles of water.
Westville was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 7, 1914, from portions of Deptford Township and West Deptford Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 28, 1914. The borough was reincorporated on March 8, 1924.
The borough borders Deptford Township, West Deptford Township, and Camden County.
Westville has approximately 1,755 households, and 1,095 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,187.0 per square mile (1,616.6/km2). There were 1,912 housing units at an average density of 1,867.0 per square mile (720.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough is 89.53% (3,839) White, 4.90% (210) Black or African American, 0.16% (7) Native American, 1.49% (64) Asian, 0.05% (2) Pacific Islander, 2.31% (99) from other races, and 1.56% (67) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.02% (258) of the population.
Chief of Police Bill Whinna
Agency Basic Requirments
Applicants MUST be New Jersey Academy trained and New Jersey PTC certified. Must be a N.J. resident, have a valid N.J. driver’s license, pass pre-employment drug screening, and must successfully pass a background check and interview process. Applications can be obtained at www.westville-nj.com under the public notice tab. Applications must be dropped off at the Borough of Westville Municipal building located at 165 Broadway.