Long Hill Township - Full Time Police Officer

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Department Long Hill Township Police Department
Job TitleFull Time Police Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Stirling, NJ

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Long Hill Township Police Department, NJ Police Jobs


Full Time Police Officer

(NJPTC Certified/Alternate Route/Transfer from another agency)


The Long Hill Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer.  Applicants must have graduated from a New Jersey Police Training Commission certified law enforcement academy or be currently attending a New Jersey Police Training Commission Academy for BCPO. Applicants will be subject to a thorough background investigation. Candidates must also submit to and pass both a medical and psychological evaluation. 

Under the immediate supervision of a Police Sergeant, performs basic law enforcement duties in the protection and safeguarding of life and property, the prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals and the preservation of peace in compliance with governing federal, state and local laws.  Arrest and detain persons.  Protect crime scene and collect evidence and information. Enforce DUI Traffic Laws and investigate traffic accidents.  Investigate and perform tasks and duties as required by law and departmental policies.  Operate patrol vehicle safely and within established guidelines. Execute motor vehicle stops. Conduct search and seizure. Use physical force/exertion.  Write accurate and factual police reports.  Conduct initial investigation of various crimes and events. Crisis intervention and conflict resolution. Perform general and directed patrol duties. Patrol a specified section on foot or in a police cruiser. Check doors and windows on business establishments and schools. Escort prisoners to Court/Jail.  Provide testimony in court. Direct traffic. Give information concerning the location of streets, routes and buildings. Controls crowds at fires, accidents and other scenes attracting a large group. Instruct in police in-service training when assigned. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  Identify and solve problems.  Interact with and assist residents and other community members in maintaining an orderly and safe community. Serve as a positive role model for children and youth.   Perform all functions in compliance with United States and New Jersey Constitution and applicable laws.  Be truthful at all times.  Perform other related duties as assigned. 


Subject to Collective Bargaining Agreement available upon request


  • The Township consists of four communities: the villages of Gillette, Millington and Stirling, and the hamlet of Meyersville. Homestead Park is the name of the first subdivision in the Township developed in the 1920's.
  • Long Hill Township is located in the most southern part of Morris County, New Jersey. It is bounded by the Passaic River on the south and west, and by the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge on the north. It borders both Union and Somerset Counties.
  • Long Hill Township has a population of about 9,000 residents and is about 12.13 square miles. 55% of the Township consists of vacant land, parks, conservation and open space areas, due principally to the existence of wetlands, flood plains and steep slopes. 47% of the township is public parkland.


  • Our Department consists of a close-knit group of 23 officers, with a large percentage of senior officers approaching retirement.
  • Our Department has an outdoor range, allowing for convenient access to personalized training.
  • Our Department emphasizes and promotes individual development through specialized training.
  • Our goal is to equip our officers with the best tools and current technology to accomplish the job.


  • Applicants must have at least 60 College Credits or 3 years of military experience concluding with an honorable discharge
  • Applicants must possess a current New Jersey Police Training Commission (NJPTC) Certificate for BCPO or currently attending a certified NJPTC academy  (No waivers are being accepted at this time for SLEO CLASS II)
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be a resident of New Jersey
  • Hold a valid New Jersey driver’s license
  • Have the ability to read, write and speak the English language clearly and intelligently
  • Have and demonstrate good moral character and have not been convicted of any crime constituting an indictable offense or any offense involving moral turpitude; verified by a background investigation
  • Pass an oral interview
  • Pass a psychological examination
  • Pass a drug test
  • Pass a medical screening
  • Pass a physical agility test
  • Meet all qualifications of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146 et seq.


Please complete the application process through www.PoliceApp.com/LongHillTwpNJ 

You will have 30 days from the date of this posting to conclude and submit your application. 

The Long Hill Township Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Please direct questions regarding this position to rthompson@longhillpolice.us

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