Barnegat Township - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Barnegat Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryStarting salary: ~$64,000 ($54,408 non-certified) *Lateral transfers start at 2nd step*
Registration Fee$110.00
Location Barnegat, NJ

Job Announcement


Barnegat Township Police Department, NJ Police Jobs



(Potential to hire as many as 5 officers during life of the eligibility list!)



The Physical Agility testing will be held October 19, 2023 at 9:00am.   
The Written Exam will be held October 26, 2023 at 6pm.
Oral Interviews will be scheduled the week of November 13, 2023.

There will be no make up exams!  It is your responsibility to clear your schedule and be available to participate.   There are no refunds for the submission fees under any circumstances. 


Please see the below link for full job description

Annual Report with Agency Overview via this link



  • Starting salary: ~$64,000 ($54,408 prior to academy graduation)
  • 6 –Step Top Salary: ~$160,000 (assuming 2% annual raises)
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Stipends for Additional Training



  • The Barnegat Police Department enjoys outstanding community support, as well as strong support from the Township's governing body.
  • Barnegat Population: approx 25,000
  • Potential to hire as many as 5 officers during life of the eligibility list (6 officers hired off of 2022 list, 5 officers hired off of the 2020 list; 8 officers hired off of the 2018 list)
  • Barnegat PD answers nearly 20,000 calls for service annually
  • Officers work a 4-on, 4-off schedule with steady shifts
  • Barnegat PD is the first and only CALEA internationally accredited police department in Ocean County. 
  • Our officers have access to the latest equipment and technology and are provided a minimum of 120 hours of annual training.



Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of New Jersey (at time of appointment) and meet all qualifications as stipulated herein and in New Jersey State Statutes.

Sworn employees must maintain residency in the State of New Jersey during their employment with the agency.

Applicants must have 20/20 vision with or without corrective lenses.

Applicants must be appointed on or before their 35th birthday. There are exceptions to the age requirement for former military personnel who served in an area of conflict as well as certain former law enforcement officers. If you believe that these exceptions apply to you please contact Captain Jason Carroll at prior to submitting your application.

In order to meet the eligibility requirements, candidates must have either (1) a bachelor's degree signifying completion of the undergraduate curriculum and graduation from an accredited college or university, or (2) have completed four or more years of active military service with an honorable discharge, or (3) have four years of satisfactory full-time employment (does not need to be in law enforcement), or (4) a current New Jersey SLEO Class II certification or BCPO certification.


  • Applicants must achieve a minimum passing score of 70% on each phase of the testing process (written examination, physical test, oral interview)



  • Physical test administered by the Barnegat Township Police Department
  • Written test administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Pre-Employment Personnel Evaluation Profile
  • Oral interview conducted by Barnegat Township Police Department Command Staff
  • Background investigation
  • Medical examination
  • Psychological screening
  • Drug testing
  • Academy training

***Barnegat Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer***


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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.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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