Kenilworth - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Kenilworth Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary1st year entry level - $45,421.60 Certified - Negotiated
Registration Fee$50.00
Location Kenilworth, NJ

Job Announcement

Kenilworth Police Department, NJ Police Jobs

Minimum Qualifications

  • US Citizen
  • No Criminal Convictions
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Associate's degree or at least 60 college credits or 30 college credits and at least 24 months in a public safety position or at least 24 months of honorable military service



Key Dates

  • Thursday September 16, 2021 Testing Application Process is Open
  • Friday October 15 2021 4pm Test Applications Due
  • Thursday October 21, 2021 Written Exam
  • Thursday October 28, 2021 Physical Exam
  • Monday-Thursday November 1-4 Interviews
  • Wednesday December 8, 2021 Appointment Ceremony


Physical Qualification Test

  • Applicants are awarded 0-7 points per test based on their performance as outlined in the chart below.
  • Push-ups and sit-ups are scored as the number completed in a two minute period
  • Points from the 3 tests are combined to produce the overall PQT score.
  • An applicant must obtain a combined PQT score of 15 or more in order to pass.
  • Applicants must obtain at least 1 point on each test. A score of 0 on any one test is an automatic failure


Kenilworth Police Department, NJ Police Jobs

About Our Department

The Kenilworth Police Department was established in 1907. The department serves and protects the citizens of the Borough of Kenilworth New Jersey. Kenilworth is a 2.08 square mile community located within the County of Union.

The Core Values of the Kenilworth Police Department:

The employees of the Kenilworth Police Department are committed to its mission. We are accountable for our actions and we conduct ourselves accordingly in pursuit of our core values of respect, fairness, and sensitivity.

RESPECT: We will earn the trust, respect and support of the citizens through active partnership, involvement and service to the community we serve. All employees of this department will treat each other with dignity and courtesy regardless of position or assignment. This will also hold true for the community we serve. By demonstrating respect for others, we will earn the respect of our community.

FAIRNESS: We treat all persons in a dignified manner and exhibit understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity both in our professional and personal endeavors. We have committed ourselves to elevated standards of trust, responsibility and discipline while promoting justice in a fair and impartial manner. We guarantee to uphold the principles and values embodied in the Constitutions of the United States and the State of New Jersey.

SENSITIVITY: We must be sincere to the need of those who are concerned for their safety, require guidance and information, or are unable to provide for themselves. We will show concern and empathy for the victims of crime and treat violators of the law with fairness and dignity.

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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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