Neptune City - Police Officer

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Department Neptune City Police Department
Job TitlePolice Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Neptune City, NJ

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Core Officer Applicant Requirements:

All applicants, in addition to statutory requirements, must satisfy the following prerequisites to receive consideration for appointment:

  • Must be registered for the 2022 test for police officers eligibility list for non-civil service municipalities issued by the Monmouth County Police Academy (Chief's Test) and;
  • Must be 18-35 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license at the time of appointment.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be a United States Citizen and a resident of the State of New Jersey at the time of appointment.


  • Must possess a valid certification from the New Jersey Police Training Commission as a Class A Police Officer;  OR a valid certification from the New Jersey Police Training Commission as a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer that is eligible for waiver.


  • Have a minimum of a two year associate degree; from an accredited college in a field that can be related to law enforcement OR Must have completed two or more years of active duty in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States. Two or more years of Reserve or National Guard time does not meet this requirement unless the applicant was on active duty for at least twenty four months; OR Fulfill such requirements as determined by the Chief of Police.


Applicants applying for a position with Neptune City Police Department shall be notified that the pre-employment process will include drug testing. A negative result can result in a condition of employment and that a positive will: (a) result in the applicant being dropped from consideration for employment (b) cause the applicants name to be reported to the Central Drug Registry maintained by the Division of State Police and (c) preclude the applicant from being considered for future Law Enforcement employment for a period of two (2) years. In addition the notification will indicate that if the applicant is currently employed as a Law Enforcement Officer and the officer tests positive, the officer's employing agency will be notified of the results and the officer will be terminated from employment and permanently barred from future Law Enforcement employment in New Jersey.

Applicants who refuse to submit to a drug test during the pre-employment process shall be immediately removed from consideration for employment. Those applying for a Police Officer position shall be reported to the Central Drug Registry and barred from future employment consideration for a period of two (2) years.


Essential Function Requirements:

All candidates must be able to  perform the following “essential functions” of a police officer:

  • Walk, sometimes for long periods of time, in extreme weather conditions, in physically hazardous locations.
  • Run, sometimes sprinting at a high rate of speed for a short distance, in extreme weather conditions; in a physically hazardous location.
  • Ascend or descend stairs.
  • Climb over, pull up or jump over obstacles.
  • Jump down from elevated surfaces or areas.
  • Climb or crawl through openings.
  • Crawl under obstructions or in confined areas.
  • Balance on uneven or narrow surfaces.
  • Use body force to gain entrance or break through barriers.
  • Push objects, vehicles, or persons.
  • Pull objects or persons.
  • Lift and carry objects or persons.
  • Drag objects or persons.
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Employ defensive tactics, using balance, leverage, concentration of power and opponent’s power.
  • Swim.
  • Operate a motor vehicle, during the day or at night, in emergency situations, at high rates of speed on the open road or in congested traffic, in unsafe conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice or snow.
  • Detain individuals.
  • Stop suspicious individuals and vehicles.
  • Pursue fleeing suspects, in a vehicle or on foot.
  • Disarm persons.
  • Restrain or subdue resisting suspects.
  • Affect a full physical custody arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
  • Conduct visual and audio surveillance.
  • Perform law enforcement patrol functions, on foot or in a vehicle.
  • Issue summonses.
  • Direct traffic, sometimes for long periods of time, using hand signals, flares, barricades, etc.
  • Observe, record, recall, and report incidents and information.
  • Operate radar equipment.
  • Administer field sobriety tests.
  • Operate a fire extinguisher.
  • Fingerprint, photograph and video tape individuals, objects and scenes.
  • Transport citizens, prisoners, and committed mental patients, using handcuffs  and other restraints, when appropriate.
  • Work rotating shifts and adapt to irregular work conditions.
  • Maintain mental alertness and readiness to act, even during periods of calm and inactivity.
  • Identify, collect, label and preserve evidence.
  • Secure the scene of a crime, emergency or disaster.
  • Stand guard at the scene of a crime, emergency, or disaster to prevent damage, loss, or injury.
  • Control crowds
  • Secure and evacuate persons from particular areas, using either verbal  commands or the appropriate degree of physical force.
  • Perform rescue and support functions at the scenes of accidents, emergencies and disasters.
  • Administer emergency first aid.
  • Physically check buildings, including doors and windows, to insure they are secure.
  • Re-mediate hazardous conditions by direct action or notification of appropriate authority or agency.
  • Perform searches of people, vehicles, buildings and large outdoor areas, which  may involve seeing, feeling and detecting objects and walking for long periods  of time.
  • Search for missing, wanted or lost persons and evidence.
  • Load, unload, aim and fire a handgun and shotgun in day and night conditions from a variety of body positions at the proficiency level required by qualification standards.
  • Process arrested persons, which includes examining documents, communicating verbally and eliciting and recording information.
  • Understand and follow orders, policies and procedures.
  • Accept direction and function cooperatively as one member of a unit.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing, detailing incidents and  activities of those involved.
  • Prepare written investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
  • Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation  and processing of documents such as summonses, affidavits and warrants.
  • Communicate effectively and coherently over the telephone or radio, initiating or responding to verbal communications.
  • Communicate effectively in court and in other formal settings.
  • Communicate effectively with people, including juveniles, by giving information  and direction by eliciting information and by advising of rights, processes and  procedures.
  • Communicating effectively with individuals in an agitated or distraught condition.
  • Integrate individual activities and goals with the efforts of other members of the law enforcement community for the promotion of common goals and objectives.
  • Mediate disputes and confrontations with hostile and potentially violent individuals.
  • Gather information by observation of behavior, visual inspection and oral communication; determine what information is significant; assess a situation based on that information; and exercise independent judgment to make decisions concerning choice of action and equipment.
  • Perform a variety of tasks involving different and sometimes contrasting skills in rapid succession during short periods of time. 
  • Exercise independent judgment in determining when there is a reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and/or arrest and when force may be used and to what degree.
  • Endure verbal, mental and physical abuse, including threats, taunts and insults to self, family and fellow officers.
  • Withstand exposures to and deal appropriately with stress involved in dealing with hostile views, opinions and behavior in antagonistic settings; with crime victims, accident victims, disaster victims and their families; with incidents of suicide and domestic violence.



  • An applicant who is involved in ongoing criminal activity, use of narcotics, drugs, intoxicating beverages, or any other substance which is detrimental to the health of an individual.
  • An applicant who has been convicted of a crime.
  • An applicant who has been terminated or asked to resign from a public office, position or government employment.
  • An applicant who has attempted to practice any deception or fraud on an application.
  • An applicant whose character and employment references are unsatisfactory.
    An applicant whose background, behavior, demeanor or personal character  would indicate that they are lacking the moral and personal qualities needed to be a Neptune City Police Officer.
    An applicant who does not possess a High School Diploma or its equivalent.
    An applicant whose driving privileges are revoked or suspended, or  otherwise has an unsatisfactory driving record.
    An applicant who does not possess a minimum of an Associates Degree in a field related to Law Enforcement at an accredited college or university.
  • An applicant that has not completed two or more years of active duty in  any  branch of the Armed Forces of the United States.  Two or more years of Reserve or National Guard time does not meet this requirement unless the applicant was on active duty for at least twenty four months.
  • An applicant does not possess a valid certification from the New Jersey Police Training Commission as a Class A Police Officer;  OR a valid certification from the New Jersey Police Training Commission as a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer that is eligible for waiver. 
  • An applicant that does not fulfill such requirements as determined by the Chief of Police.

Only those candidates meeting these criteria will be deemed eligible for participation in the Department’s selection process. The Chief of Police, based upon the hiring needs of the Department, shall determine the number of candidates invited to participate in the selection process.  


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