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Department West Windsor Township Police Department
Registration Fee$35.00
Location West Windsor, NJ

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West Windsor Township Police Department, NJ Police Jobs


The West Windsor Township Police Department is a progressive, municipal law enforcement agency located in Mercer County.  The Department consists of 48 sworn officers serving 29,000 residents within 27 square miles and is a NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police Accredited Law Enforcement Agency.  

The Department is currently accepting applications for Class III Special Police Officer positions.  These officers will be assigned to various schools in West Windsor where they will perform safety and security duties.  Assignments will be for 29 hours per week at a rate of $30 per hour.

A person is eligible to be appointed as a Class III special law enforcement officer if he or she is a retired police officer less than 65 years old and has served as duly qualified, fully-trained, full-time municipal or county police officer or was regularly employed as a full-time member of the State Police.  The person also has to be physically capable of performing the job and have the appropriate law enforcement and safe schools resource officer training. Safe School Resource Officer training can be provided by the West Windsor Township Police Department, however it is preferred if the candidate already possesses this required training. 

These officers are to be hired in a part-time capacity.

  Qualifications for appointment:

  • He/she is a resident of this State during the term of appointment;
  • He/she is able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently and has a high school diploma or its equivalent;
  • He/she is sound in body and of good health;
  • He/she is of good moral character;
  • He/she has not been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty or which would make him unfit to perform the duties of his office;
  • He/she has successfully undergone the same psychological testing that is required of all full-time police officers in the municipality or county or, with regard to a special law enforcement officer hired for a seasonal period by a resort municipality which requires psychological testing of its full-time police officers, has successfully undergone a program of psychological testing approved by the commission.  


Further Qualifications include:

  • He/she must be a retired law enforcement officer who is less than 65 years of age; for the purposes of this paragraph, a law enforcement officer shall not be considered retired if the officer's return to employment violates any federal or State law or regulation which would deem the officer's retirement as not being bona fide;
  • He/she had served as a duly qualified, fully-trained, full-time officer in any municipality or county of this State [or as a]; State or county corrections officer, State juvenile corrections officer, or juvenile detention officer; or member of the State Police, and was separated from that prior service in good standing, within three years of appointment.
  • He/she is physically capable of performing the functions of the position, determined in accordance with Police Training Commission guidelines;
  • He/she possesses a New Jersey Police Training Commission Basic Police Officer Certification or New Jersey State Police Academy Certification, or has successfully completed training at the Corrections Officers' Training Academy of the Department of Corrections or at a basic training program for corrections officers and juvenile detention officers established by a county;

Some Disqualifications from appointment. No applicant shall be considered for appointment to the Police Department who:

  • Lacks the established qualifications required for the position for which he/she has applied or been tested;
  • Is physically, mentally or emotionally unfit to perform effectively the duties of the position in which he/she seeks employment;
  • Is addicted to the habitual use of drugs or intoxicating liquors;
  • Has been convicted of any indictable offense or who has been convicted of any crime or offense involving moral turpitude;
  • Has been dismissed from any governmental service; or
  • Has made false statements of a material fact or practiced or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in his/her application, in his/her test, or in securing his/her eligibility or appointment



The following Tattoos, Scarifications and Brands are prohibited:

  • Any tattoo, scarification or branding located on the head, face, neck.
  • Depictions of nudity or violence; sexually explicit or vulgar art work, phrases or profane language; symbols likely to offend other members, employees, or members of the public, i.e., swastikas, pentagrams or similar symbols; initials, acronyms or numbers that represent criminal or historically oppressive organizations, i.e., AB, KKK, SS, MM, BGF, HA, 666 or any street gang names, numbers and/or symbols; or, any language or depiction that may impair or disrupt the operations of the office, or is inconsistent with the mission of the office.
  • The Chief of Police retains the right to have any employee in violation of this rule cover visible tattoos while on duty.


Issuing Authority: West Windsor Police Chief Robert Garofalo PhD(c).

The application package should include a Police Department application, resume, copy of PTC certificate, retiree pension statement with date of retirement, and copy of driver’s license.  Visit policeapp.com website for an application and further details.  

You can also contact Lieutenant Lee  at 609-799-1222 for additional questions.  Applications are ongoing.


Please direct questions regarding this position to lee@westwindsorpolice.com

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