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Patrol Division

The Patrol Division function is the backbone of any modern police force and our department is committed to maintaining this priority.  The police department, in cooperation with local government, is focusing its resources and priorities on our patrol division function and will continue to do so in the interest of public safety.

Who We Are

The Deptford Township Police Department operates a full-time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, uniformed Patrol Division.  Our officers are committed to providing the highest level of professional service to our community at all times.  The Patrol Division is currently staffed with Officers in a four squad formation.  They are assigned to cover the entire geographic area of our Township 24 hours a day.  These Officers work tirelessly to ensure the safety of our resident and visiting population.  

What We Do

Officers in Patrol Division provide emergency and general services for a variety of call for service, and in 2018 they answered in excess of  53,000 calls for service.  The Patrol Division also works to enforce the Motor Vehicle Code of the State to ensure the safety of our motoring public. Deptford residents and our visiting guests can rest assured that the Patrol Division stands ready to assist them in their times of need and in general.  We are a service oriented Division with our focus on the prevention, detection, and apprehension of criminal offenders.  Moreover, we are always available to assist our public with a variety of non-emergency issues and will try our best to serve your needs relative to our resources.

Currently, our officers are working many directed patrols and public safety initiatives in the interest of specific and general community and "quality of life" concerns.  We will continue this commitment and would like all residents to work with us to make this community the safest place in the county.  We would like to encourage participation of all citizens when witnessing suspicious activity or criminal behavior.  If our citizens make every effort possible to get involved in solving our problems, we can develop and maintain partnerships with community leaders and citizens that have real effects on public safety.


Contact Information

Joseph J Smith, Chief of Police
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 1285


Lieutenant John Gigante, Platoon Commander
(856) 686-2204 Ext. 5177

Team 1: Sergeant Brian Williams
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 5229

Team 2: Sergeant John Huffman
Phone:(856) 686-2204 Ext. 5188


Lieutenant Shawn Wentz, Platoon Commander
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 5187

Team 3: Sergeant Matthew Massing
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 5231

Team 4: Sergeant Daniel Mottershead
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 5253