Manchester Township - Certified Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Manchester Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Manchester, NJ

Job Announcement

Manchester Township Police Department

The Manchester Police Department is accepting resumes for the position of Police Officer.

We are looking for the best police candidates to join our agency to continue to uphold our strong traditions and mission to provide the highest level of professional police service to our citizens. 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. If you think you have what it takes to join our team, submit your application today.


General Qualifications

All applicants for the position of Patrolman at the time of appointment:

  • 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 Full New Jersey Police Training Commission Certification for Basic Course for Police Officers.  Applicants currently attending a NJPTC certified police academy who anticipate receiving certification and those with certification for the Basic Course for Class Two Special Law Enforcement Officers who are NJPTC Waiver Eligible within 6 months will also be considered. 
  • Must possess a minimum of an associate 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.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to pass one or more oral interviews.


Application deadline 12:00 pm on May 16, 2024

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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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