GTPD Internship Program
The Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) has an Internship Program offered to college students who are interested in a law enforcement career. This can prove to be an enlightening, rewarding, and educational experience. The objective of the program is to provide a meaningful educational and work experience to the selected interns; as well as present an opportunity to assess the police profession first hand.
Our internship offers students an opportunity to observe and experience various units of the police department such as the Community Relations Bureau, Traffic Services Bureau, Administrative Services Bureau, Investigations Bureau and the Patrol Bureau etc. Students will learn about the departments staffing, mission, activities, records, and services. Internships are composed of both observation activity and administrative research work projects.
The intern selection process will be competitive due to the limited number of positions available. A qualifying applicant must be a student at a nationally accredited college or university taking a course that requires the student to complete an Internship Program at a police agency and the following:
- Be 18 years of age or older, unless approved by the Chief of Police.
- Satisfactorily pass a background check including a criminal history fingerprint inquiry.
- Be of good moral character, maintaining and conforming to the high standards of professional and personal conduct.
Intern Selection Process
- Application Packet Submission (to include transcript and an official letter from your schools’ intern coordinator or advisor).
- Background Investigation
- Fingerprint submission
- Acceptance or Denial to the program
All applicants must initially contact their college or university’s internship coordinator or advisor to ensure all school requirements have been met and that you are eligible for our internship. An official document from your school stating your eligibility and the hours needed to fulfill the internship must be submitted with your application. Completed application packets can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to:
Gloucester Township Police Department
Attn: Community Services Division Commander
1261 Chews Landing Road
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021
Length of Internship
Each internship term will last one full semester until the required hours are met for the student. There will be three terms a year to apply if interested in the Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Compensation / Wages
Interns will NOT receive any monetary compensation. All students must incur their own tuition expenses.
Application for Internship
To apply for an internship position with GTPD, please print and mail completed forms to the above listed address. All questions regarding this program can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org