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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 an Associate Degree (or) is currently matriculating at a 4 year college offering a Baccalaureate Degree and has earned 64 academic credits toward a Degree (or) Served 4 years active Military Service.
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
Background investigation
Oral interview
Psychological exam
Medical exam
Drug screening

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

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 $39,000
2nd Year $44,407
3rd Year $49,814
4th Year $55,221
5th Year $60,628
6th Year $66,035
7th Year $71,442
8th Year $76,849
9th Year $82,256
Senior Patrol Officer $87,664
Sergeants $96,166
Lieutenants $105,518

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

Benefits & Incentives

Paid Police Academy Training
Full Medical Benefits
Full Dental Coverage
108 vacation hours your first full year of service
Annual College Incentives:
- Bachelor's Degree $2,000.00
- Masters Degree $2,500.00

Full tuition reimbursement for college courses taken while employed

Retirement after 30 years of service with a full pension.


Still Interested?

Click here to download our Preliminary Employment Application Packet


RECRUITMENT CONTACT:
OFFICER PAUL WELDON #15109
COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT
609-926-4040

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