Emerson - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Emerson Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryEntry level salary as per PBA contract
Registration Fee$105.00
Location Emerson, NJ

Job Announcement

Emerson Police Department, NJ Police Jobs



Now Accepting Applications for


The Emerson Police Department is hiring for the position of police officer. Applications are being accepted until Thursday, May 3, 2018 or when 300 applications have been received. 

REQUIRED:  YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THE PHYSICAL AGILITY FORM!  Each candidate must carefully review and complete the waiver form which must be approved and signed by a qualified Physician. Once completed, the waiver form may be e-mailed back to Captain McDermott (mmcdermott@emersonpd.org ) or handed in upon your arrival for the physical agility test. If the form is not fully completed, you will be denied admittance to the test.



Police Training Commission (PTC) is preferred, however will not be an absolute requirement for the position.

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Meet the requirements of and be eligible for membership in the PFRS
  • Read, write and speak English 
  • Be of good moral character and free of conviction of any crime constituting an indictable offense or any crime or offense involving moral turpitude
  • Finalists must pass a written, oral, physical, psychological, medical and drug testing examinations and meet essential job functions.
  • Possess a Bachelor's degree {minimum 4 years) in an accredited college OR possess an Associate's degree (minimum 2 years) in an accredited college with a minimum of 2 years of military service OR have a minimum of 4 years of military service.
  • Possess a valid NJ driver's license.


May include but is not limited to the following:

  • Protect life, private and public property 
  • Prepare and present detailed written reports and cases for prosecutions and/or investigations of criminal, civil, and traffic offenses. 
  • Communicate effectively with the public, other agencies, in court and other formal settings 
  • Ability and willingness to work a variety of shifts of up to twelve hours duration or longer, including nights, weekends, and legal holidays. 
  • Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of such documents as citations, affidavits and warrants. 
  • Have a prerequisite level of computer knowledge and familiarity in order to perform computer inquiries and type reports on computer system. 
  • Ability and willingness to lead others in solving community problems, facilitating discussion, and negotiating solutions. 
  • Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views and opinions of suspects and others encountered in an antagonistic environment. 
  • Stop traffic violators and take appropriate action, identify suspicious individuals and investigate their activities. 
  • Be able to safely operate a motor vehicle often under adverse conditions. 
  • Apprehend violators or offenders of the law, sometimes involving substantial elements of personal danger. In instances where lawful arrests are resisted, the officer must be prepared and able at times, through high levels of physical exertion, to protect citizens, themselves, fellow officers, and overcome the resistance.



Any offensive form of body art which include images that are sexually explicit, racially and/or sexually biased or could be viewed as discriminatory in nature is strictly prohibited. Visible body art on the face and neck is prohibited. Preexisting “Sleeve” tattoo art on an employee’s arms may be ordered to be covered or concealed while the employee is on-duty if determined to be offensive.

The wearing of any items of jewelry (rings, earrings, rods, etc.) through any pierced area of skin that is visible or noticeable is strictly prohibited while on duty.



Written examination and Physical Agility test to be administered.

1st phase of testing is scheduled for Sunday May 6, 2018You will be contacted regarding time to appear.  There will be no make up exams and all fees paid are non-refundable. 

Prepare yourself accordingly. 

The oral interview process shall consist of two or more interviews, as determined by the Police Committee.  


New Jersey State Health Benefits

New Jersey Police & Fire Retirement System 


All applications will be completed online at Police App.com/EmersonNJ


Equal Opportunity Employer


Please direct questions regarding this position to mmcdermott@emersonpd.org

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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