Montgomery Township - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Montgomery Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$40.00
Location Belle Mead, NJ

Job Announcement

Montgomery Township Police Department, NJ Police Jobs




The primary objectives of the Montgomery Township Police Department are to ensure the safety of all citizens and their property, and provide services to the community through contingent tasks, education, guidance and help for those in need. It is important that all citizens be safe in their homes and businesses and that they feel free to live, work, drive and play without fear. We will provide all services with courtesy, respect and integrity.


  • Montgomery Township is located in Somerset County
  • The Montgomery Township Police Department is progressive in keeping up with current practices and trends
  • The Police Department’s Command staff is committed in supporting continued training and career development
  • The Montgomery Township Police Department currently is comprised of 35 sworn officers
  • The Montgomery Township Police Department currently works a 12 hour Pitman schedule for patrol officers
  • The starting salary for a Police Officer is $55,873.64 with a Top Salary of $133,505.12 in 2024
  • Police Officers may participate in a 457b deferred savings account with matching Township contribution
  • Social Security benefits
  • Wellness Benefit ($500 per year for documentation of an annual physical)
  • Uniforms and all Equipment provided as well as uniform laundering
  • Police Officers may accrue up to 240 hours of Comp-Time
  • Private Duty Job opportunities @ $85.00 / hour
  • Health, Dental, and Life Insurance Benefits available or a cash value if opting out
  • Benefit time for new police officers: 136 hours of Vacation, 96 hours of Sick, 16 hours Personal
  • Cafeteria Plan – Township reimbursement of a $1000.00 annually for qualifying medical expenditures


Please see Essential Duties & Physical Requirements attached above.


  1. Must be at least 21 years of age and must not have reached their 35th birthday by the time of appointment in accordance with the policy and rules of the NJPFRS Pension Board.
  2. Must meet qualifications outlined in N.J.S.A. 40A: 14-122 and elsewhere in N.J.S.A. 40A:14.
  3. Must be a resident of New Jersey at the time of appointment.
  4. Must possess 60 college credits prior to appointment or an NJPTC Basic Course for Police Officers Certification.
  5. Must be capable of performing essential job functions as set forth in the Essential Duties & Physical Requirements document  with or without accommodation.
  6. Must pass a physical assessment which will be administered by the Montgomery Township Police Department.
  7. Must participate in oral interviews with members of the Montgomery Township Police Department.
  8. If a conditional offer of employment is extended, must undergo and pass a thorough psychological and medical examination.
  9. If a conditional offer of employment is extended, must submit to an intensive background investigation.


You MUST provide a signed copy of the WAIVER OF LIABILITY to participate in the Physical Assessment on (Date: TBD).


  1. Application and Resume Submittal
  2. Resume Review
  3. Interview Process
  4. Physical Assessment; PASS/FAIL
  5. Drug Testing
  6. Background Investigation
  7. Medical / Psychological exams


Montgomery Township Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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