Penns Grove - Certified Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Penns Grove Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Salary$42,000-$52,000 start
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Penns Grove, NJ

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Penns Grove Police Department, NJ Police Jobs




During an assigned tour of duty, on foot, or in an automobile, patrols a designated area to provide assistance and protection for persons, to safeguard property, to assure observance of the law, and to apprehend law-breakers; does related work as required.



Graduation from high school or vocational high school or possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate.


Not less than 18 nor more than 35 years of age at the announced closing date for filing applications for the position. In determining maximum age eligibility of veterans, the time spent in active military service during periods specified in Department of Personnel law and rules will be deducted from the attained age.

NOTE: Appointees will be required to have successfully completed a basic training program mandated by the New Jersey Police Training Commission.


Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


Must be a citizen of the United States.


As a prerequisite for appointment, appointees may be required to pass a thorough medical and psychiatric examination to be administered by the appointing authority. Any psychological, medical or physical condition or defect which would prevent efficient performance of the duties of the position, cause the appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself or others, or become aggravated as a result of performance of these duties, will be cause for rejection.


  • Knowledge of rules and regulations of the department.
  • Knowledge of personnel and equipment available.
  • Knowledge of the people in the assigned area.
  • Knowledge of public agencies and facilities.
  • Knowledge and awareness of national and local events and how they might affect the job.
  • Knowledge of one's own limitations in dealing with emergencies.
  • Knowledge of ways of handling crowd situations.
  • Knowledge of basic first aid.
  • Knowledge of traffic laws and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of and willingness to take proper action in preventing potential accidents from occurring.
  • Knowledge of investigative procedures.
  • Knowledge of officer's role in dealing with emergencies.
  • Knowledge of current laws, procedures, and trends governing search and seizure activities.
  • Knowledge of proper procedure for obtaining a warrant.
  • Knowledge of laws affecting arrest procedures.
  • Knowledge of amount of force required to make arrests.
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • Knowledge of the elements of state laws.
  • Knowledge of and ability to effectively use services and equipment available.
  • Knowledge of procedures to follow in dealing with an emergency.
  • Ability to communicate ideas with spoken words.
  • Ability to write clear, and concise letters, reports, descriptions, or instructions.
  • Ability to find general concepts or rules which explain how a given series of individual items are related to each other; it involves the ability to logically proceed from individual cases to general principles.
  • Ability to apply a broad, general idea, or principle effectively, to a particular problem or case.
  • Ability to follow rules and procedures.
  • Ability to gather, organize, and utilize information.
  • Ability to find practical ways of dealing with problems.
  • Ability to read with reasonable speed and understanding so as to absorb written information.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of muscular exertion for some minimum period of time. This involves the degree of muscular force exerted against a fairly immovable, or heavy object in order to lift, push, or pull that object.
  • Ability to make repeated trunk and/or arm leg bending or stretching movements where speed as well as degree counts; it includes the ability of these muscles to recover from the strain and distortion of repeated flexing.
  • The ability involves the capacity to maintain physical activity over prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to hold up or move body's own weight repeatedly or at one time without stopping, using the force of arm and trunk muscles.
  • Ability to use the trunk, arms, and legs together in movement.
  • Ability to make gross, rapid, arm movements.
  • Ability to work fast and accurately in situations where there is pressure or emotional strain.
  • Ability to put up with and handle verbal abuse from a person or a group.
  • Ability to work as a member of a group.
  • Ability to take the lead, or take charge when working or dealing with others.
  • Ability to deal with people politely and helpfully beyond the giving and receiving of instructions.
  • Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
  • Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

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