Hopatcong Borough - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Hopatcong Borough Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Hopatcong, NJ

Job Announcement


The Hopatcong Borough Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Police Officer, no experience or certification is required. The Borough of Hopatcong is a civil service jurisdiction, however NJSA 11A:4-1.3 now allows civil service jurisdictions to hire a non-PTC certified candidate directly. If you are currently attending a police academy or are an Alternate Route Graduate and have not been hired by another jurisdiction, you can apply for this position and include your anticipated graduation date on your resume.  If you are PTC certified (this excludes applicants who only attended a SLEO I or II academy), we cannot accept your application..

Minimum qualifications included, but are not limited to:

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicant must be younger than 35 years old on the date of hiring.
  • Applicant must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.
  • Applicant must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Applicant must be a New Jersey resident.

Our selection process includes, but is not limited to:

  • Thorough background investigation
  • Oral Interview
  • Medical exam, which includes a psychological exam and drug screening

Go to www.policeapp.com and submit a pre-employment application and resume.  Applications will only be accepted online through policeapp.com.

Application fees are by policeapp.com. The Hopatcong Borough Police Department does not benefit from them.

Filing deadline is October 15, 2023.  Background investigations and interviews may start prior to application deadline.

Please direct questions regarding this position to rtracey@hopatcongpolice.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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