My name is John Hamilton and I am currently employed with the Washington Twp Police Department.
I have 29 years in law enforcement where 25 years were served under the Gloucester County Sheriff Department. During my tenure there I held several positions including Senior Juvenile Officer, Juvenile Bootcamp Instructor/Drill Instructor, Corrections Officer, Sheriff Officer, School Resource Officer, Firearms Instructor and Detective.
My last 4 years of law enforcement have been with the Washington Twp Police Department where I’m employed as a Class 3 School Resource Officer. This position allows me to interact with the youth of Washington Township since I’ve become Officer John Hamilton I have gotten assigned to several schools within the district. I enjoy my job because it allows me to be someone the children can come to for a variety of things. Anything from problems at home or school, talking about the latest video games, what’s trending on social media, sports or extra curricula activities they are doing and/or are interested in. Most importantly are my conversations about grades and helping guide them towards achieving good grades and their dreams is what keeps me showing up every day.
Outside of the job I enjoy working out, coaching basketball and watching my favorite sports teams.