The following information is available about the position of Police Officer: 

Qualifications

Applicants must:
Be a U.S. citizen.
Be a resident of New Jersey.
Be at least 21 years of age and no older than 35 years of age.
Possess a Baccalaureate degree or four years active United States military service w/ honorable discharge.
Possess a valid New Jersey driver's license.
Have no criminal record.
Must pass a written examination.
Must pass a physical fitness indicator test.
Must pass a physical examination.
Must be of sound moral character verified by a background investigation. 
Must pass an oral interview with the Chief of Police and Township Officials.
Must pass a psychological examination.

Anti Discrimination Policy:

It is the policy of the Township to provide and encourage equal employment and business opportunity for all persons and to prohibit discrimination in employment and business practices. The Township shall not discriminate on the basis of religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, marital status, liability for military service or age. The Township shall not discriminate on the basis of any sensory, mental or physical disability in employment unless such a disability effectively prevents the performance of the essential duties required of the position and which are bona fide occupational qualifications which cannot be accommodated without undue hardship.

 Testing Procedure

Written exam
Physical fitness indicator test, consisting of the following:
     • Vertical Jump: 15 inches 
     • 1 Minute Sit-up: 28 repetitions 
     • 300 Meter Run: 70.1 seconds or less 
     • 1 Minute Push-up: 24 repetitions 
     • 1.5 Mile Run: 15:55 minutes or less 
     Additional information can be located at: 
     http://www.state.nj.us/lps/dcj/njptc/pdf/Physical-Training-Standards-for-Trainees-02.27.17.pdf
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QajrRGIBIPk 
Background investigation
Oral interview
Psychological exam
Medical exam
Drug screening

 Candidate Information

The expected duration of the selection process upon a candidate submitting a formal application, is normally four to five months. After completion of the screening process, applicants not selected may reapply once the next announced selection process is announced. Re-applicants must complete a new formal application and will be considered as a new applicant and complete all the requirements in the selection process.


Successful candidates that are hired are then sent to the Police Academy for a 20 week training program.1

Upon successful completion of the 20 week program, officers are assigned to the Patrol Division and to a Field Training Officer for an additional 16 weeks.

 

Salaries 

1st Year

$41,981

2nd Year

$46,317

3rd Year

$52,701

4th Year

$59,086

5th Year

$65,470

6th Year

$71,854

7th Year

$78,238

8th Year

$84,298

9th Year

$90,658

10th Year

$96,510

Senior Patrol Officer

$102,461

Sergeant

$112,707

Lieutenants

$123,977

 

Benefits & IncentivesDetectives & K-9 officers receive an additional 3% in their salary

Paid Police Academy Training
Full Medical Benefits
Full Dental Coverage
108 vacation hours your first full year of service
Annual College Incentives:
- Masters Degree $2,500.00

Full tuition reimbursement for college courses taken while employed

Retirement after 30 years of service with a full pension.


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RECRUITMENT CONTACT:
Community Policing Officer
609-926-4040