Lyndhurst - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Lyndhurst Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Registration Fee$55.00
Location Lyndhurst, NJ

Job Announcement

Lyndhurst Police Department, NJ Police Jobs



ONLY THE FIRST 125 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The job will close once 125 applications are received. 

Starting November 15, 2020 the Township of Lyndhurst will be accepting applications for the position of probationary Police Officer. 


No personnel shall be appointed as a member of the Police Department unless he/she submits satisfactory evidence that he/she:

  • Is a citizen of the United States;
  • Is sound in body and of good health sufficient to satisfy the Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System of New Jersey as to his/her eligibility for membership in the retirement system;
  • Is able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently;
  • Is of good moral character, and has not been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude;
  • Is able to pass such written, oral, physical and psychological examinations, and drug screenings as shall be selected by the Commissioner of Public Safety and meet essential job functions;
  • Is a holder of a valid New Jersey Driver’s License;
  • Is between the age of 21 and 35 years of age, except as otherwise provided by law;
  • Otherwise meets all requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-122 to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-127.

All persons applying for appointment to the Police Department shall satisfy one of the following criteria prior to sitting for any examination with the Township of Lyndhurst:

  1. Shall possess a Bachelor’s degree from a college accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, the Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools or the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (“hereinafter, “Accredited College”).
  2. Shall have served three years in the United States Military Service and have an honorable discharge except Reservists who shall have served during a war or served for more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law as the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom or who shall have served a minimum of three years of their six year commitment and have not yet received their honorable discharge. In addition to the above, Reservists must possess, at minimum, 60 credits from an Accredited College.
  3. Shall have 2 years’ experience as a law enforcement officer in the State of New Jersey, including service as a Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II (SLEO II), and possess 60 credits from an Accredited College.


No applicant shall be appointed to any position with the Police Department until after the applicant shall have been fingerprinted and said fingerprints filed with the New Jersey State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation, and no applicant shall be appointed until after there has been a thorough background and character investigation of the candidate that will also determine the candidate’s fitness for the position.




Applicants must pass a series of interviews, background investigation, physical and physiological screening. 


Competitive Law Enforcement salary

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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