City Administrator

The City Administrator of the City of Woodbury has the duty and responsibility to review the progress of all work done by all city departments under the direction of the Mayor and Council. The Administrator is in constant communication with all department heads, the City Solicitor and the City Engineer. Through this communication, daily duties as well as problem-solving and planning activities are constantly being initiated, directed and evaluated.


Franklin Brown City Administrator
856-845-1300 ext 130
[email protected]

Mr. Brown began his career with the Glassboro Police Department in October of 1991 and graduated from the Burlington County Police Academy, after completing his basic police training with Class #60.  He quickly immersed himself in a variety of units and programs. He was a member of the Bike Unit since its inception in 1992, and an integral member Police Athletic League; organizing football, basketball, and other sports leagues for the children of Glassboro for over a decade. He was also a proud member of the Glassboro Police K9 Unit, where he served with is K9 partner Max from 1996 through 1999.

He was promoted to Corporal in 1998 and then moved to the Detective Bureau when he achieved Sergeant in 1999. He remained in the detective bureau until his promotion to Lieutenant in 2003, and proceeded to move up the ranks to Captain in 2014, Deputy Chief in 2016, and culminating his prestigious career with achieving the rank of Chief of Police in May of 2017.

Throughout his career, Mr. Brown was responsible for many areas of the department. He assisted with recruitment and screening of new officers, overseeing the internal affairs program, contributed as a network administrator and oversaw budgeting for the entire department. He was also instrumental in guiding the Glassboro Police Department toward accreditation standards as well as implementing the Police Chaplain program. Outside of work, his commitment to the police profession continued, as he and bicycle riders from around the country took part in the Police Unity Tour, riding to Washington D.C. in May 2018.

Mr. Brown has always been known for possessing a strong commitment to the highest standards of professional policing, while remaining approachable with an “open door” policy to those around him.

Mr. Brown is a graduate of Delsea Regional High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Glassboro State College (Rowan University) in 1990.  He is a Certified Public Manager, (CPM), a graduate of the “West Point Command and Leadership Program” (now known as the NJSACOP Command and Leadership Academy), has a certificate in Human Resources from Rutgers University and has completed some Graduate Studies Courses at the Rutgers School of Labor and Management Relations.

Mr. Brown has served in a variety of other capacities around our county including; Past Board of Education Member at Delsea Regional High School (1998), The Tolerance Project of Gloucester County (2005-2008), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Gloucester County Chapter), and is currently a council member for the Borough of Clayton (2009- current).

Mr. Brown and his wife Melissa are the proud parents of three children; Annalisa, Noah and Tristen.


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