Hopewell Township - Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Hopewell Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$54,812 - $133,182 ($50,652 Academy)
Deadline Jul 1, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Titusville, NJ
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Job Announcement

Hopewell Township Police Department, NJ Police Jobs



Probationary Police Officer


*PTC Full Certification Candidates (NJ Basic Police Officer) are EXEMPT from PT Test Phase*

SLEO II Candidates MUST take our PT Test



Hopewell Township Police Department is currently seeking qualified and motivated applicants for the position of Police Officer. The department is seeking to establish a list and hire multiple candidates in 2024 and 2025. Apply for the position to join a young, proactive, and community-oriented police department with forward-thinking leadership.

Once hired and trained, officer will have the opportunity to join one of our expanding specialty units consisting of Patrol Division, Traffic Unit, Detective Bureau, Drone Unit, K-9 Unit, Community Partnership Unit, Rapid Response Partnership, and Tactical Response Team. Other roles include Evidence Technician. Crisis Intervention Team, Field Training Officer, amongst others. 

We value education and training, both of which are promoted and funded by the department. Our officers are exposed to extensive training opportunities in an ever-evolving profession. Additionally, officers are encouraged to continue to their college education with 50% paid tuition towards degrees in Criminal Justice. 

Join our team!



Must possess:

  • Associates Degree or 60 College Credits, OR
  • 2 Years Active Military Service w/ Honorable Discharge, OR
  • NJ PTC Full Certification for Basic Police Officer, OR
  • NJ PTC SLEO II Certification, OR
  • Enrolled as Alternate Route in NJ Police Academy

Candidates must also:

  • Be a citizen of the U.S., a resident of the State of New Jersey. 
  • Be between the ages of 18-35 at the time of appointment
  • Be able to read, write, and communicate effectively.
  • Possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. 
  • Be of good moral character, sound body and good health.
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.  



Salary: $54,812 - $133,182 (12 steps)

Academy Step: $50,652

50% College Tuition for Approved Degrees

Great Benefits and Retirement Investment Packages

  • Exceptional Personal Leave and Contractual Benefits



*Candidates possessing NJ PTC Basic Police Officer Full Certification are exempt from the PT Test*

*SLEO II Candidates MUST take the PT Test*

The hiring process for qualified candidates consists of a physical fitness test, initial internal interview with Police Administration, followed by a thorough and extensive background investigation of selected candidates. A second formal interview will be conducted amongst a panel consisting of Police Administration and other ranking officers, where a list of candidates will be compiled. Finally, selected candidates will interview with Hopewell Township Committee representation before final approval.

Physical Test Will Include: 

1 Minute Push-ups

1 Minute Sit-ups

300 Meter Run

1.5 Mile Run



Hopewell Township is a rapidly growing community with a police department currently consisting of 34 officers and a newly-sworn Chief of Police. 

All newly-sworn officers will start their careers in the patrol division where they will be trained under the department’s 12 week FTO program, which provides the skills necessary for safe and active patrol work. Upon completion of the FTO program, HTPD promotes continued education and training funded by the department.

HTPD provides a work environment that revolves around teamwork. Every officer has a role. HTPD has a variety of specialty units and assignments including Patrol Unit, Detective Bureau, Traffic Unit, K-9 Unit, Community Partnership Unit, Firearms Range Instructors, In-Service Training / Rapid Response, Bike Unit, School Resource, Defensive Tactics / LE Jiu Jitsu, Crime Scene, Youth Police Academy, and others. Our department is continually exploring new ways to be involved in the community with a number of charity sporting events, toy drives, national night out, and various other events.

Hopewell Township Police Department’s goals are centered around proactive and community-based policing. 



Hopewell Township covers an area of approximately 60 square miles in central New Jersey. Hopewell Township, Hopewell Borough, and Pennington Borough are all apart of Hopewell Valley. Hopewell Township Police Department patrols both Hopewell Township and Hopewell Borough. Our Department works closely with Pennington Borough Police Department, as our dispatch center provides radio dispatch for both departments. We serve approximately 20,000 residents, and anticipate rapid growth with a number of new developments are currently under construction.

Hopewell Valley is composed of four elementary schools, one middle school, and a central regional high school. In addition, Mercer County Vocational School, Titusville Academy, and the Pennington School are also in Hopewell Valley. Notable establishments and campuses in our jurisdiction are Capital Health Hospital, Princeton Place at Hopewell, Mercer County Jail, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Our department works closely with all organizations to ensure a safe environment and productive partnerships.

There are two main State Highways that run through Hopewell Township (SH 31 and SH 29). In addition, I-295 is located in between Hopewell Township and Ewing Township.

Hopewell Township is a growing community composed of rural landscapes, farmland, suburban neighborhoods, numerous trails, and borough communities. Our Western barrier is the Delaware River where General Washington is believed to have crossed in the infamous turning point of the Revolutionary War.

Hopewell Township and Hopewell Valley at large is an open and accepting community where all people are welcome. Our police department is reflective of these values.

Hopewell Township does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the employment or provision of services.  Hopewell Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please direct questions regarding this position to nsparaco@hopewelltwp.org

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