Old Tappan - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Old Tappan Police Department
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryStarting $51,571, 1st year $59,823. Top $165,919
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Old Tappan, NJ

Job Announcement

Old Tappan Police Department, NJ Police Jobs



The Borough of Old Tappan, Bergen County is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer. Police Officers work a 12-hour Pitman schedule and have a current signed contract with the Borough which expires on 12/31/2025.

All applicants for the Old Tappan Police Department must meet the following minimum qualifications to participate in the recruitment process. Failure to meet any of these qualifications will automatically disqualify a candidate from further consideration.

At the time of application, applicants must be:

- Certified in Basic Course for Police Officers by the NJ Police Training Commission (PTC). or

-Currently employed as a full-time police officer with a New Jersey Police agency certified in Basic Course for Police Officers by the NJ Police Training Commission (PTC) with less than five (5) years of full-time police experience.

  • Note: This process is not waiver eligible for Class I, II SLEO, NJ Corrections or out of state certificates. 

In addition, at the time of the application, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age and less than 35 years of age at the time of appointment;
  • A licensed driver with a valid New Jersey driver's license at the time of appointment;
  • A citizen of the United States and a resident of New Jersey at the time of appointment;
  • 60 college credits from an accredited college or university or an honorable discharge from active duty from any branch of the United States Military
  • The candidate shall be of good moral character and have a record free of any conviction of any crime or indictable offense or any crime or offense involving moral turpitude. 

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicant must pass an oral interview,
  • Complete and pass an extensive background check,
  • Complete and pass a psychological examination,
  • Complete and pass a medical examination
  • Complete and pass a complete drug and alcohol screening.


  • NJ State Health Benefits
  • NJ Police and Fire Retirement System
  • Starting Salary $51,571.64, 1st year $59,823.00, top $165,919.00

How to apply:

All applications will be completed online at www.policeapp.com by April 23 2024


Please direct questions regarding this position to chief@oldtappanpolice.org

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