Community Policing Unit
Fingerprinting (appointments are highly recommended)
In most circumstances, the Deptford Township Police Department does NOT provide fingerprinting services as has been customary in years past. We will fingerprint persons ONLY for Federal employment and any non-New Jersey (Out-of-State) background check.
The fingerprinting service is free-of-charge to persons who are residents of Deptford Township who can provide:
1) proof of residency,
2) photo identification, and
3) applicant fingerprint cards furnished by the requesting agency.
Appointments can be made by calling Officer Matthew Martin at (856) 686-2204 Ext. 5178, Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM. All other fingerprinting services are provided through the State-contracted vendor, IdentoGO.
Fingerprints required for one of the purposes not covered by the Deptford Township Police Department, can be made by contacting IdentoGO to schedule an appointment. The most convenient way to schedule an appointment is via the internet at www.identogo.com. Internet scheduling is available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Applicants who do not have internet access may call the company’s toll-free number at (877) 503-5981 (Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and Saturday 8 AM to 12PM). IdentoGO provides a toll-free TTY telephone number, (800) 673-0353, for hearing impaired applicants with a modem equipped telephone. Spanish-speaking operators are available upon request. Applicants must download and complete the appropriate Universal Form prior to contacting IdentoGO for a fingerprint appointment. The completed Universal Form must be brought to the applicant’s scheduled fingerprint appointment. The applicant must bring the proper identification as outlined on the Universal Form.
Any questions regarding the use of these forms can be directed to the New Jersey State Police Criminal Information Unit at (609) 882-2000 Ext. 2918. Additional information on criminal history background checks may be found on the New Jersey State Police website.
The Deptford Police Department has teamed up with Project ChildSafe.
Project ChildSafe is a non profit charitable organization committed to promoting firearms safety among firearms owners through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm Safety Kits. The Safety Kits are available during normal business hours at the Records Division window in the Police Lobby of the first floor.
Gun Locks are available 24 hours a day if you come into our Police Lobby and ask any Officer.
See more at: http://www.projectchildsafe.org
Child Identification Program
Deptford Twp. Police Dept. offers to Deptford Twp. residents the Child Identification Program for children under the age of fourteen. The card will include the following information, child’s name, photo, address, date of birth, distinguishing marks and medical conditions. Parents are not obligated to provide any information about their child they don’t feel comfortable giving.
The identification card is kept with the parents and/or caregivers to use as an identification tool in case the child becomes missing. No information related to the child is kept on file by Deptford Police Dept. or any other agency. If you have any questions in regards to the Child Identification program or to schedule an appointment Please contact: Officer Eric Kerby at (856) 686-2204 Ext. 5183.
Community Policing Unit Supervisor
Sergeant John Leone
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 1268
Officer Matthew Martin
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 5178
Officer Eric Kerby
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 5183