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Professional Standards Office

The members of the Deptford Township Police Department are committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective, and impartially applied. It is in the best interests of everyone that your complaint about the performance of an individual officer is resolved fairly and promptly.


The Deptford Township Police Department has formal procedures for investigating your complaint. These procedures ensure fairness and protect the rights of both citizens and law enforcement officers.

  • Your complaint will be sent to a superior officer or a specially trained internal affairs officer who will conduct a thorough and objective investigation.
  • You might be asked to help in the investigation by giving a detailed statement about what happened or providing other important information.
  • All complaints against law enforcement officers are thoroughly investigated. You will be advised in writing of the outcome of the investigation.
  • If our investigation shows that a crime might have been committed, the county prosecutor will be notified. You might be asked to testify in court.
  • If our investigation results in an officer being charged with a violation of department rules, you might be asked to testify in a departmental hearing.
  • If our investigation shows that the complaint is unfounded or that the officer acted properly, the matter will be closed.
  • All disciplinary hearings shall be closed to the public unless the defendant officer requests an open hearing.
  • You may call the Deptford Township Police Department Internal Affairs Unit at  856-812-2544 with any additional information or any questions about the case.   


How to File a Complaint


Any person with a complaint regarding a Deptford police officer may complete the Citizens Complaint form and email the form to any of the personnel listed on the rights side of this page.  

By Mail

You may also complete and print the form to take to the police department or mail it to the Office of Professional Standards at 1011 Cooper Street Deptford, NJ  08096. Please contact any of the listed Office of Professional personnel (right column of this page) if you have any questions or concerns. If you do not have a printer, you may go to the police department to obtain a form.

Citizens Complaint Form - English
Citizens Complaint Form - Spanish
Citizens Complaint Form - Arabic
Citizen Complaint Form - Chinese
Citizen Complaint Form - Haitian
Citizen Complaint Form - Hindi
Citizen Complaint Form - Korean
Citizen Complaint Form - Polish
Citizen Complaint Form - Portugese
Citizen Complaint Form - Tagalog
Citizen Complaint Form - Vietnamese



Contact Information

Citizen Complaints:

Joseph J. Smith,  Chief of Police
Phone: (856) 845-5300 Ext. 5180

Captain John Storms
Administrative Division Commander
Phone: (856) 845-6300 Ext. 5192

Detective Lieutenant Michael Pardini
Criminal Investigations Division Supervisor
Phone: (856) 845-6300 Ext. 1272

Detective Sergeant Robert Jones
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext.1279

Detective Sergeant Louisa Medany
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 1339


Helpful Files

DTPD Internal Affairs Report Early Warning System Policy (NJ Attorney General Guideline 2018-3) Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO) Use of Force Policy
Annual Major Discipline ReportAnnual Diversity Recruitment Report