Chief Sean McKenna

Chief McKenna is a lifelong resident of West Deptford Township and has served with the Police Department since 1994.  He is a graduate of the Gloucester County Police Academy where he finished as the top overall recruit in his class.


He has served as the Commander in the Patrol Division, Detective Division, and Internal Affairs Unit. Early in his career, Chief McKenna was a member of the K-9 Unit with his partner "Kilo" and later served as the K-9 Unit Commander.  A majority of his career been served in the Detective Division and working and supervising Criminal investigations, Narcotics investigations, and the K-9 Unit.


Chief McKenna has received numerous accolades which include the following awards: (2) Life-Saving Award, (2) Unit Citation Awards, Meritorious Service Award, Exceptional Duty Award, and was recognized in 1998 as the Gloucester County Police Officer of the Year.


Chief McKenna has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska and a Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Throughout his career, the Chief has been active in the community and has served as a volunteer coach, board member and been involved in various community organizations. 

Deputy Chief john chambers

Deputy Chief Chambers has served with the West Deptford Police Department since 2001 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in February of 2015. Prior to this, he served as a Patrolman, Investigator, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, and Special Operations Sergeant. In his current role as Deputy Chief, he oversees the Patrol Division, Special Operations Division, and Internal Affairs.


Deputy Chief Chambers earned his Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He was born and raised in West Deptford and currently resides in town with his wife and three children.


Deputy Chief Chambers enjoys being an active member of our community events and is a volunteer coach in several of the West Deptford Township youth sports organizations.


Deputy Chief Chambers can be reached at (856) 853-4599 ext 160 or via email at with any questions or concerns.

Lieutenant Grant Worrell

Lieutenant Grant Worrell is the Commander of the Patrol Division, and also serves as an Internal Affairs officer. He has been a member of the West Deptford Police Department since August of 1998.  He was a 1996 Graduate of the Gloucester County Police Academy’s SLEO II Class 8, and served with the Wildwood and Woodbury Police Departments prior to joining the West Deptford PD. He was promoted to Detective in 2004, Detective Corporal in 2006, Patrol Sergeant in 2009, and to his current rank of Lieutenant in 2015. He is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the detective division.  


Lt. Worrell grew up in the Township and is graduate of West Deptford High School. He attained an Associate’s degree from Gloucester County College in 1996, a Bachelors Degree from Saint Joseph’s University in 2005, and a Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2013.


He is a fourth generation law enforcement officer who is proud to uphold his family tradition in this profession, and he is honored to serve the residents of his hometown. Lt. Worrell can be reached at (856) 853-4599 ext 159 or with any questions or concerns.

Lieutenant Michael Franks

Lieutenant Franks has served with the West Deptford Police Department since 2003 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in February of 2019. Prior to this, he served as Patrolman, K-9 Officer, K-9 Corporal, K-9 Sergeant, K-9 Unit Supervisor, and Patrol Sergeant. Lt Franks proudly served in the K-9 Unit with his first K-9 partner Judge from 2007 to 2013, and with his second K-9 partner Tazor from 2013 to 2018. Both K-9 partners were trained in Patrol and Narcotics Detection. Lt Franks is also a Certified K-9 Trainer in Patrol and Scent Detection.   In his current role as Lieutenant, he is the Commander of the Patrol Division, Commander of the K-9 Unit and also serves as an Internal Affairs Officer.

Lieutenant Franks has earned his Bachelors Degree in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Lieutenant Franks enjoys being an active member of our community events and K-9 demonstrations and appearances.  

Lieutenant Franks can be reached at (856) 853-4599 Ext 143 or with any questions or concerns. 

Patrol Division


The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible unit within the West Deptford Police Department. The Patrol Division is often referred to as the “backbone” of any police organization. The group ensures that there is 24 hour-a-day police coverage for the residents and visitors of West Deptford. The division is staffed by four (4) squads of highly trained uniformed officers who work rotating shifts between day work and night work.  Each team consists of several officers and is supervised by a Sergeant and Corporal. The Patrol Division is commanded by a Lieutenant who oversees the four squads and all functions of the unit.


The Patrol Division is the first responder to any calls for service, including medical emergencies, traffic crashes, alarms, fires, disturbances, domestic disputes, and any crimes in progress. They are also responsible for proactive and preventive patrol, such as traffic enforcement and neighborhood checks.


The goal of the Patrol Division is to provide the best possible police services to the community of West Deptford and ensure the residents and visitors of West Deptford feel safe and secure. The best way for that to happen is to have a partnership between the police and the community, so we urge you to contact us at any time with any questions or concerns. Moreover, please remember, “if you see something, say something.” 

Detective Unit


The Detective Unit currently consists of a Sergeant, a Corporal, three investigators, and a civilian support person.   


Their primary responsibility is to investigate all significant criminal incidents occurring within the township, which include death investigations, burglaries, robberies, assaults, sexual assaults, narcotics offenses and other crimes against person and property. Also, they are also responsible for firearms licensing, alcohol and beverage registrations, background investigations, evidence processing, intelligence sharing with outside agencies and the oversight and filing of all sex offenders that are classified under Megan’s Law. 


If anyone has any questions, problems or information they would like to pass along to the Detective Unit, please contact Detective Sergeant Michael J. Cramer at 856-853-4599 ext 164 or by email at

Special Ops


The Special Operations Unit was implemented to address the growing need to connect with the residents that we serve. One of the unit’s primary goals is community outreach, which is essential in strengthening the bond between the police department and our residents.


Programs such as National Night Out, K9 demonstrations, DARE, the Junior Police Academy, neighborhood watch, bicycle patrol, and community service fall under the direction of this unit.


The West Deptford Police Department takes pride in doing our part to fight the battle against drugs and is always looking for new ways to present drug prevention and awareness to the children in our community. Please contact Ptlm. Frank Teti at 856-853-4599 ext. 412 or via email at with any questions, concerns, or ideas for this unit.

Internal Affairs


The Internal Affairs (IA) Unit is necessary to any police force. The purpose of the Internal Affairs Unit is to investigate allegations of police misconduct. Due to IA policy, the West Deptford Police Department is obligated to release IA statistics on an annual basis. These statistics are included on an annual report which displays professional standards for its officers and administration.​

K-9 Unit


The K9 Unit was first established in the 1980s by Sgt. Steve Lightcap and K9 Mountain. After the retirement of the first two patrol dogs, the unit was again brought back in 1997 when Chief McKenna patrolled the streets with a narcotics detection dog, K9 Kilo. K9 Kilo was a yellow Labrador Retriever that served a successful career and retired after receiving many awards for his service.


In 2007, Lt. Mike Franks began serving with his Patrol and Narcotics trained German Shepard, K9 Judge. K9 Judge enjoyed an exemplary career until 2013 when he was retired due to medical issues. Click below to see current K9 info.

Training Unit

On June 1, 2020, the Training Unit was implemented to address the need for a centralized training program within our department. The purpose of this new unit is to maintain the highest standards set for our officers through progressive and effective training measures. This unit will provide a mechanism to identify, develop, and maintain a training program that reflects the current, future, and projected needs of our profession.

In addition, this unit will also oversee all school security measures and will directly supervise the department's School Resource Officer(s) and SLEO 3 officers (school security).

* We are In full compliance with the New Jersey Attorney General Directive 2018-3 regarding implementing and maintaining an early warning system * 

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