Metuchen - NJPTC Certified Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Metuchen Police Department
Job TitleNJPTC Certified Police Officer
Deadline Nov 30, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Metuchen, NJ

Job Announcement


Metuchen Police Department, NJ Police Jobs


Metuchen Borough Police Department is Accepting Résumés for the

Position of

Full Time NJ PTC Certified Police Officer


  • Starting salary - $55,585.00 - starting salary may be higher for officers with prior full-time
  • 2024 top salary without longevity is $133,622
  • 2025 top salary without longevity is $138,299
  • 2026 top salary without longevity is $143,139


  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no more than 35 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and resident of the State of New Jersey.
  • Applicants must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
  • Applicants must have a valid New Jersey Driver's License.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a PTC authorized background check.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a medical exam, psychological exam and drug test.
  • Applicants must be able to obtain or renew the LEO License issued by the New Jersey Police Training Commission (PTC).
  • Applicants must possess a certification; either a Basic Police Officer or a SLEO Class II that is waiver eligible issued by the NJ PTC. At the very minimum, an applicant must be enrolled in a NJ PTC Alternate Route course graduating before 01/31/2024.
  • Applicants who reside in Metuchen are not required to possess a NJ PTC certification or be enrolled in a NJ PTC Alternate Route course to be considered for the position.


  • Resume review
  • Oral interview
  • Background investigation
  • 2nd oral interview
  • Medical and psychological exams
  • Drug testing

A resume can be emailed to and/or mailed to the above address to the attention of Capt. Robert Belluscio. Deadline to receive resume is 11/30/2023.

In addition to everything else mentioned above we consider ourselves a modern police department that keeps up with cultural changes in law enforcement.  Our officers allowed to have visible tattoos, except on their face, neck and hands, and facial hair is acceptable.  Officers also have the option to wear a tactical outer carrier. 


The Metuchen Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants shall be given full consideration.



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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.

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