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Mission Statement

We, the members of the Deptford Township Police Department, are committed to providing professional police services equally to all we serve. In that pursuit, we are responsive to diverse needs of all members of our community and consistently strive to ensure that the highest quality of police service is delivered. Recognizing our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual, our continual objective is to improve the quality of life of our citizens and visitors; through community partnerships that promote safe and secure neighborhoods. Understanding that the values of the Deptford Township Police Department are ever present in the performance of our Officers under purposeful and ethical leadership, we are committed to the display of high moral values developed in cooperation with the people we serve.

Value Statement

The Deptford Police Department will commit its resources in partnership with the community to promote a safe and secure environment, free from crime and the fear of crime, to maintain order and provide for the safe and expeditious flow of traffic while practicing our core values of integrity, respect and service.


Integrity is the hallmark of the Deptford Police Department. We are committed to the highest performance standards, ethical conduct and truthfulness in all relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and take pride in a professional level of service to all.


We treat all persons in a dignified and courteous manner and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity both in our professional and personal endeavors. We guarantee to uphold the principles and values embodied in the Constitution of the United States and the State of New Jersey.


We believe that every member of our team has valuable skills that will contribute to our combined success. Utilizing these skills we will enhance the quality of life for our citizenry through a concerted effort, adopting a pro-active approach to policing throughout the 21stCentury.


We treat all people impartially with consideration and compassion. We are equally responsive to our employees and the community we serve.


Contact Information

Police Headquarters

1011 Cooper Street
Deptford, New Jersey 08096
Phone: (856) 845-2220
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Joseph J. Smith, Chief of Police
Phone: (856) 845-5300
Fax: (856) 845-4147

Captain John Storms
Administrative Division Commander
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 5192
Fax: (856) 845-4147

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