Diversity Statistics in Promoting/Hiring

Pursuant to the December 2021 Attorney General Guideline “Promoting Diversity in Law Enforcement Recruiting and Hiring,” the Ocean Township Police Department is committed to doing all that we can to hire staff who reflect the communities that we serve.  See N.J.S.A.52:17B-4.10.  2021 Census Data indicates that Ocean Township’s population is 78.8% White, 11.1% Black, 12.7% Hispanic, and 3.4% Asian.  As of December 31, 2021, the Ocean Township Police Department had 61 sworn officers: 90% were white, 7% were black and 3% Hispanic.  10% of our police officers are women.  Through job fairs, such as the outreach event held by the Monmouth County Chiefs of Police at Brookdale Community College on March 8th, and community based events, we will continue to strive to increase the number of female police officers on staff and will enhance our efforts to seek diverse applicants to join our police department.