Berkeley Heights - Full Time Police Officer

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Department Berkeley Heights Police Department
Job TitleFull Time Police Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Berkeley Heights Police Department, NJ Police Jobs



Full-Time Police Officer

The Berkeley Heights Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer. Applicants must possess a current NJ Police Training Commission BASIC POLICE OFFICER COURSE certification or be currently enrolled as an alternate route candidate FOR BASIC POLICE OFFICER COURSE at an accredited police academy.  NO WAIVERS ARE AVAILABLE DURING THIS HIRING PROCESS. Applicants must also be eligible as per Berkeley Heights township ordinance as follows:

2.100.040 - Qualifications for appointment

To be eligible for appointment to the police division, an applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America and a resident of the state of New Jersey, must be of good moral character, never be convicted of a crime or offense involving moral turpitude, and meet all other tests and qualifications established by N.J.S.A. 40A:14-122, et seq., this chapter and the rules and regulations of the police division. All such applicants must be in good health, sound in body and mind and certified by the police physician to be physically capable of performing the duties required of a police officer. All applicants must meet the statutory age requirements. No applicant shall be eligible for appointment to the police division unless he or she has earned a bachelor's or higher degree awarded by a bachelor's degree-granting college or university. An applicant who has earned 1) an associate's degree awarded by an associate's degree granting college or university or has completed sixty (60) credits awarded by a bachelor's degree-granting college or university and 2) has successfully completed the Police Training Commission Alternate Route Program and has, or will be receiving Certification therefrom, shall be eligible for appointment. A degree or concentration in criminal justice is preferred. Qualified veterans, as defined by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, who have not earned a bachelor's or higher degree awarded by a bachelor's degree-granting college or university, can substitute a combination of two years of full-time, active military service and an associate's degree awarded by a degree-granting college or university to satisfy the education requirement. If a qualified veteran, as defined herein, can substitute four years of full-time, active military service the education requirement may be waived.


  • Individuals who have applied previously MUST APPLY AGAIN at this time to be considered.

Applicants will be subjected to a thorough police background check which will include criminal history, motor vehicle violations, previous employment and both personal and professional references. Candidates who successfully pass the application phase will be subject to oral interviews and may be subjected to physical fitness testing. Candidates given a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and drug screening.

Attach to your completed application:

  • 1 passport-sized color photo
  • 1 photocopy of your birth certificate
  • 1 photocopy of your driver's license
  • 1 educational and employment career resume
  • 1 copy of High School diploma or GED
  • 1 copy of official college transcript

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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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