The Community of Gloucester Township
Gloucester Township consists of 23.24 square miles in Camden County, New Jersey. In 1950 there were 7,952 people living in Gloucester Township. It is now the third largest municipality in Camden County with a population of over 77,000. The Gloucester Township Construction Office issued an average of 2000 new construction permits for construction projects in Gloucester Township every year from 1995-2007. The construction of new homes and commercial projects did not stop in 2007 as development continues throughout the community. Two New Jersey State highways and portions of the Atlantic City Expressway travel through the 23.24 square miles of Gloucester Township. These heavily traveled corridors are continuing to attract both residential and commercial development.
Gloucester Township has the largest elementary (K-8) school district in the State of New Jersey. Gloucester Township currently has 14 elementary schools, 11 public and three private. Additionally, there are three high schools located in Gloucester Township with a combined high school student population of over 4,200. Gloucester Township is also home to Camden County College which is largest community college in the State of New Jersey an annual enrollment of over 15,000 students.
The Gloucester Township Police Department responds to nearly 60,000 calls for service each year. This is an average of 5,000 calls per month. Gloucester Township Police consists of over 120 full time sworn Law Enforcement Officers, 36 Special Police Officers, 17 Telecommunicators, and 16 civilian personnel. The Department is commanded by Chief W. Harry Earle who has been an officer with Gloucester Township Police since 1988. The Deputy Chief of Police is The Staff Commander and the Commander of the Professional Standards and Training Unit. The Gloucester Township Police Department is split into two divisions. The Operations Division and the Support Services Division. Each Division is commanded by a Captain of Police.