Franklin Township (Somerset, NJ) - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Franklin Township Police Department (Somerset, NJ)
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$48,660-$130,828 (Academy - $34,106)
Registration Fee$75.00
Location Somerset, NJ

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Be a citizen of United States; and resident of New Jersey at the time of appointment
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s license
  • Must be 21-35 years old at the time of appointment
  • Must be 20 years old on the date of written examination and must not reach their 35th birthday prior to the date of appointment.
  • Visual acuity not less than 20/50 in each eye corrected to 20/20 with normal color perception
  • Normal auditory acuity
  • Must pass a Written, Physical Fitness and Oral Examination.

Testing Requirements:

Must pass a written test (70% minimum), to be held on May 20, 2024, at 6pm at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey. 

Physical fitness test (Pass/Fail), to be held on June 22, 2024, for applicants that successfully pass the written test.

Oral examination, held on dates to be determined following the physical fitness test.

Hiring Process:

  • Written Examination (For NON-PTC CERTIFIED applicants only)
  • Physical agility (For NON-PTC CERTIFIED applicants only):
  • Vertical Jump: 15 inches
    1 Minute Sit-up: 28 repetitions
    300 Meter Run: 70.1 seconds or less
    1 Minute Push-up: 24 repetitions
    1.5 Mile Run: 15:55 minutes or less
  • Drug Testing
  • Oral Interview and background investigation.
  • Psychological examination
  • Medical Examination

*PTC Certified Applicants are not required to take the Written Exam and Physical Agility Test*

Job Description/General Duties:

  • Works on rotating shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
  • Maintains normal availability by radio or telephone for consultation on major emergencies or precedent.
  • Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and Township laws and ordinances;
  • Patrols Township streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations' and to otherwise serve and protect.
  • Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action.
  • Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers. Preserves evidence. Arrests violators. Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene.
  • Conducts follow up investigations of crimes committed during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victim, witnesses and suspects. Develops leads and tips. Searches scene of crimes for clues. Analyzes and evaluates evidence and arrests offenders. Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.
  • Prepares a variety of reports and records including officer's Daily Log, reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, breathalyzer check list, bad check form, vehicle impoundment form, traffic hazard report, etc.
  • Undertakes community oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, traffic safety, etc.
  • Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the City limits, obtaining evidences and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities.
  • Conducts patrol activities including directing traffic, investigation of reported or observed violations of law, and conducting patrol activities.
  • Coordinates activities with other officers or other Township departments as needed, exchanges information with officers in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the Township Attorney, Court Administrator, and Municipal Prosecutor's Office regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned.
  • Maintains contact with police supervisory personnel to coordinate investigation activities, provide mutual assistance during emergency situations and provides general information about Department activities.



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