Police Chief John Polillo

Welcome to the Glassboro Police Department website. It is a privilege to serve as your Chief of Police, and I welcome your input so that we can strive for ways to continuously improve our service to the community.

We are firmly committed to providing the best possible law enforcement services to the citizens of Glassboro, yet we recognize that, ultimately, our success depends on the partnership between the community and police. We strongly emphasize the community policing philosophy and work closely with the public to develop long term solutions to problems. We value and rely upon the input of our citizens and remain committed to fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect.


To Protect and Serve

Our mission is to maintain peace and order by providing the highest level of police services that are fair, professional, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals. We shall work with the citizens of our community to preserve life, protect property, maintain human rights, reduce crime and the fear of crime, for all who live, work and visit the Borough of Glassboro .


Our Impact

With a combination of proactive policing and community partnerships, we strive to decrease crime by focusing on issues that directly impact the quality of life in the Borough. We work cooperatively with other Borough Departments, businesses, apartment complexes, and the citizens of Glassboro, and our overall crime reduction in town has dropped significantly over the last 25 years.

As the graphs below illustrate, overall violent crime reports have decreased 81% and overall property crime reports have decreased 63% since 1994.


Violent Crime Reports

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics - UCR Data Online: http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/

Property Crime Reports

Source: Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics - UCR Data Online: http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/

“Our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They've got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law. Without them we live in chaos.”

- Glassboro Mayor John E. Wallace III



Our Programs


The Glassboro Police Explorers are comprised of young men and women, 14 years old (and completed 8th grade) to 20 years of age, who are residents of Glassboro and beyond. Part of the Boy Scouts of America “Learning for Life” program, Police Exploring provides educational training for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.

paws for the cause

Our annual Paws for the Cause event brings together games, bouncy houses, face painting, hay rides, pumpkin painting, emergency vehicles, military vehicles, helicopters and MORE! The evening is topped off with a large K9 Show performed by K9 teams from around the region.

camera registration program

You can partner with our department in helping combat crime by registering your home or business’s surveillance system with us! This free program asks for your contact information so that we may reach you in the event your system may have recorded and incident near your home that would assist with an investigation.

junior POLICE academy

The Junior Police Academy will cover a multitude of topics, including Police Morals and Ethics, Motor Vehicle Law, DWI Enforcement, Teens and Drug Use, Crime Scene and Evidence Processing, K-9, SWAT, Bicycle Patrol, and more. We will begin each day with an hour of light physical training and military drill.

We have many more programs and services available to the public.