Manchester Township - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Manchester Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$48,690 Probation 2023
Registration Fee$75.00
Location Manchester, NJ

Job Announcement

Manchester Township Police Department


The Manchester Township Police Physical Agility Test will commence on Saturday, July 22, 2023. 

General Qualifications

All applicants for the position of Patrolman and/or Class II SLEO at the time of appointment must:

  • Must be a resident of New Jersey and a citizen of the United States;
  • Must be between 18 and 35 years of age;
  • Must possess a minimum of an Associates degree or two years of full-time college credits (64 credits). Credits or degrees must be recognized by the American Council on Education as listed in Accredited Institutions of Post secondary Education. Active military service may be substituted and/or used in conjunction with college credit for a total of two years of education and/or active military service. Active military service credit will be granted at a rate equivalent to 2.67 college credits for each full month (30 days) of active military service completed.
    • Example: A candidate with 40 approved college credits may participate in the testing process. If the candidate successfully completes all test sections, he/she would not be eligible for hire until they accumulate another 24 or more approved college credits.  Once the minimum college requirement and all other hiring requirements are met, the candidate would move to the eligible for hire list.
  • Must have the ability to perform all the tasks, duties, and essential job functions of a police officer;
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license;
  • Must have no criminal history and possess a good moral character.


Physical Agility Test Information - Saturday, July 22, 2023

This phase of the examination process consists of the following exercises in the following order with little to no rest between exercises: pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, and a one mile run.

Included below is a copy of the scoring sheet and it is highly recommended that applicants practice the exercises in the order listed above to achieve the best possible score on the day of the test.  Example: under the second column of the enclosed score sheet are pull-ups. If you are able to perform nine pull-ups, you will note that you would receive 45 points for that exercise. Applicants are encouraged to give their maximum effort on all exercises in order to attain the highest possible score. All candidates will be ranked according to their total scores.

Two of the events are timed. You are allotted TWO minutes to perform as many sit-ups as possible, and the time necessary to complete the one-mile run. The pull-up and push-up exercises are not timed. Candidates will be required to pass a boxing phase which will commence immediately after each candidate’s score is calculated. Be advised that each exercise will be performed with little to no rest between them. 

It is required that all candidates wear appropriate athletic attire.  This will include a white t-shirt or white sweat shirt, blue or black gym shorts or warm-up pants, sneakers, boxing style mouth guard and athletic supporter.  Boxing gloves and head gear will be provided.  

Click Here for Physical Agility Test Score Sheet

Written Examination - Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Those applicants who successfully complete the Physical Agility Test and boxing phase will move on to the Written Examination, scheduled for Wednesday, August 2, 2023. Registration will begin at 5 p.m., with the test beginning promptly at 6 p.m. Those applicants will receive additional information and a Written Examination Study Guide prior to leaving the test area. 

Selection Process

Police Officer candidates must complete a physical fitness test, written examination, and an oral evaluation. After successful completion of these tests, the candidate will undergo a rigorous background investigation which will include the following: verification of qualifying credentials, review of criminal, civil and motor vehicle records, a review of the candidate’s financial history, the verification of at least three personal references, a review and investigation of the applicant’s social status and lastly, a review of the applicant’s employment history.

Upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment, a medical examination to include a drug screening and psychological evaluation will be conducted.

General Information

The Manchester Township Police Department offers challenging and rewarding careers for those who are committed to serving the public. A career as a Manchester Township Police Officer offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, enrollment in the Police and Fireman’s Retirement System and continuous training and education.

Manchester Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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