Tewksbury Township - Certified Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Tewksbury Township Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Califon, NJ

Job Announcement

Tewksbury Township Police Department, NJ Police Jobs




Tewksbury Township Police Department is seeking candidates for the position of Police Officer position.

Applicants must have successfully completed the Basic Course for Police Officers (BCPO) course and certified by the NJ Police Training Commission (PTC), or are currently enrolled in a BCPO at a NJ PTC certified Police Academy, or are certified as a NJ PTC Class II (SLEO II) AND meet the requirements set forth by the NJ PTC to be eligible for a waiver of the BCPO.  If you do not meet these requiements you need not apply.

Candidates must submit to a full background investigation and pass a medical, psychological, medical examination, and drug screening


Minimum Qualifications

All applicants for the Tewksbury Township Police Department must meet the following minimum qualifications to be eligible to participate in the recruitment process for the position of entry level police officer.  Failure to meet any of these qualifications will automatically disqualify the candidate from further consideration during this hiring process.  At the time of the application, applicants must be:

  • Certified in Basic Course for Police Officers (BCPO) by the NJ Police Training Commission (PTC), or

    • Are currently enrolled in a BCPO at a NJ PTC certified Police Academy, or

    • Are certified as a NJ PTC Class II (SLEO II) AND meet the requirements set forth by the NJ PTC to be eligible for a waiver of the BCPO.

  • Must be a resident of New Jersey and a citizen of the United States.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age, and less than 35 years of age.

  • Must have graduated from high school or possess a General Equivalency Degree (GED).

  • Must be able to perform all the tasks and duties of a Police Officer.

  • Must possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License (Required prior to employment).

  • Must be of good moral character.

  • Must not have a Criminal Record, or a Driving Under the Influence conviction.

  • Must submit to a complete background investigation.

  • Must submit to and successfully pass a drug screening, medical and psychological examinations.

Please follow the application directions carefully; failure to do so will eliminate you from the process.  



Phase One – Submission of Resume to ttpd@tewksburytwp.net  Resumes will be reviewed to ensure minimum qualifications are met; background investigation packets will then be sent out electronically.

Phase Two – Complete background investigation packet and submit to ttpd@tewksburytwp.net 

Phase Three – Department Oral Interview will be conducted at the Tewksbury Township Police Department, 167 Old Turnpike Road, Califon NJ 07830.  Candidates will be notified by electronic mail of the date and time of their interview. 

Candidates receiving a conditional offer of employment will be sent for medical and psychological examinations and will be required to submit to a drug screening.

The drug screening, psychological examination, background investigation, and the medical examination will be on a pass/fail basis.  Candidates will be advised by telephone where and when to report for each of these examinations. 


Please direct questions regarding this position to ttpd@tewksburytwp.net


Tewksbury Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please direct questions regarding this position to ttpd@tewksburytwp.net

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