Dear Coaches,

Our Monroe Township Parks and Recreation background check system has been updated. We are pleased to announce our partnership with National Center for Safety Initiatives, through which they will engage in a comprehensive background screening for all of our volunteers and coaches with a simple “Red Light/Green Light” clearance report issued.

The “Red Light/ Green Light” results will be sent to Monroe Township Parks and Recreation. National Center for Safety Initiatives will contact you directly if there are any questions, problems or issues related to your specific information. An email address is required when completing the background check, as our contact will largely be electronic. Please be sure to add to your list of acceptable domains in your email program to receive notifications from us.

To start your background check go to

  • Enter Your Information as Requested
  • Provide Legal Authorization and Certification
  • Email a recent photo of yourself that you would like used on your Coach ID to In the body of the email, please include your name and the sports you coach.

It is important when entering your name, that you use your full legal name as written on your birth certificate or driver’s license. Please also verify that your social security number was typed correctly. Using nicknames or failing to type a correct social security number may delay or invalidate your background check. If you have any questions or problems submitting your information, please call the National Center for Safety Initiatives at (866) 833-7100.

Once you have submitted your information, you will receive a confirmation page. The background check usually takes about 10 days to complete, and you may check your status on their website under the “Check Your Background Screening Status” link at

Once your “Green Light” results are received by Parks and Recreation, you will be notified to come into the office for your photo ID. You will need a state issued photo ID in order to pick up your Parks and Recreation Coach ID. Your Coach ID will be good for 2 years. If your application has been “Red Lighted,” you will receive separate instructions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Parks and Recreation Department at 856-728-1372. Thank you for your participation and cooperation in this important process.


The Parks and Recreation Department