Chief James V. DeHart III was born and raised in Monroe Township and has been active in the community for many years. He has been a volunteer firefighter with the Williamstown Fire Company since he was 18 years old. He also volunteered and coached with many of our local youth athletic programs.
In 1993, Chief DeHart started his career with the Monroe Township Police Department as a Dispatcher and Court Bailiff. In 1997, he was hired as a police officer and attended the Camden County Police Academy. Throughout his career, he has served in many roles within our agency. He was a member of the Patrol Division, of our Bicycle Unit, the Entry Team, a Firearms Instructor, a TAC Officer and assigned to the Office of Emergency Management. The Chief has an Associate’s Degree from Rowan College at Gloucester County, a Bachelor’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is currently working on his Master’s Degree, from Fairleigh Dickinson as well. He is also a New Jersey Certified Emergency Manager, and a Certified Public Manager.
The Chief is looking forward to the challenges of the position and is excited to lead the agency and continue to serve the residents, business and visitors of Monroe Township.