Cranbury Township - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Cranbury Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
SalaryStarting $52,337.03 - Top Range $112,238.29
Deadline Apr 10, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$80.00
Location Cranbury, NJ
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Cranbury Township Police Department, NJ Police Jobs

 

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATION FOR

ENTRY-LEVEL POLICE OFFICERS

 **THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IS FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2020, AT 11:59 PM UNLESS OTHERWISE POSTED*

The Cranbury Township Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America
  • State of New Jersey resident at time of appointment
  • Between 18 and less than 35 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Be sound in body and of good health, sufficient to satisfy the Board of Trustees of the Police Retirement System of New Jersey that such person is eligible for membership in the retirement system
  • Physically capable to complete the rigorous State of New Jersey Police Training Commission approved police academy, or possess a FULL State of New Jersey Police Training Commission certificate of completion for Basic Course For Police Officers as prescribed by the New Jersey Police Training Commission
  • Read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently
  • Be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude
  • Possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license at time of employment
  • Possess a minimum of 60 college credits from an accredited college or university; OR
  • Have two years full time military service in the United States Armed Forces with an Honorable Discharge

 

GENERAL DUTIES / PATROL OFFICERS: 

  • Patrol the approximate 13 square miles of Cranbury Township
  • Traffic control and enforcement
  • Motor vehicle crash investigations
  • Investigate citizen and juvenile complaints
  • Enforce Township Ordinances to include breach of peace violations
  • Responsible for criminal arrests and courtroom testimony
  • Participate in community policing events
  • Attend mandatory training courses
  • Responsible for equipment maintenance and detailed report writing
  • Responsible for over one hundred specific duties

 

 

SALARY:

  • Effective 01/01/2020 the starting salary is $52,337.03, with a top range of $112,238.29

 

ABOUT CRANBURY TOWNSHIP & CRANBURY TOWNWSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Cranbury Township is 13.4 square miles with a residential population of approximately 4,000 and a daytime population in excess of 12,000. Cranbury Township is located just outside of Princeton, New Jersey, halfway between New York City and Philadelphia. The mission of the Cranbury Township Police Department and its sworn nineteen police officers is to keep the peace while preserving a positive relationship with the community.

  

TESTING REQUIREMENTS:

The 90 minute, multiple-choice written examination is administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

*Written Testing will be held on  APRIL 20, 2020.  There will be no make up exams, it is your responsibility to keep this date open. Once paid, the application fee of $80.00 is non refundable under any circumstances.  

  • Testing Location:   South Brunswick High School, 750 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
  • Exam begins promptly at 6:00 pm
  • Registration begins at 5:00 pm
  • Any changes to the above information will be made via an email to each applicant.

Written Exam: Minimum passing score for the required exam is 80%

  • Study guides will be made available for purchase upon request. To obtain a study guide, please provide a non-refundable money order in the amount of $16.00 payable to NJSACOP (New Jersey State Association of Chiefs Of Police).  Study guides may be picked up at Cranbury Township Police Headquarters located at 1 Logan Drive, Cranbury, NJ 08512 Monday through Friday from 08:00 am to 3:45 pm, starting on March 5, 2020 and ending on April 17, 2020. 

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HIRING PROCESS: 

  • Initial Application and Registration
  • Written Exam

(Applicants who pass the written examination may move on to the following steps when so requested by Cranbury Township Police Department)

  • Resume 
  • Oral Interview 1
  • Full Application 
  • Background Investigation
  • Oral Interview 2
  • Psychological Testing
  • Medical Testing
  • Drug Testing
  • Residential New Jersey Police Academy Training


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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