Morris County Park Police - Police Officer

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Department Morris County Park Police
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryStarting: $42,000, if P.T.C. certified / $37,500 for Non-P.T.C. certified
Registration Fee$115.00
Location Morris Township, NJ

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Morris County Park Police, NJ Police Jobs



***Application deadline closes on September 14, 2018 at 11:59 P.M., or when the maximum number of applications (500) have been submitted, whichever occurs first. All previous applicants must re-apply via the website. ***



The written examination will be held on Wednesday September 19, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. and Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. Please keep both dates open as you will be scheduled for one of the two sessions accordingly.

Location: Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany, N.J. Registration will begin at 5:00 P.M for both dates.

*There will be NO make-up exams. Once you submit your application, there will be NO refunds.*



Police Officers patrol designated areas, protect life and property, respond to emergencies, answer calls for service, enforce laws and ordinances, conduct motor-vehicle stops, arrest individuals suspected of committing crimes, issue summonses, testify in court, attend continuous training, etc.



-Age: At least 18 years-of-age to apply

-Education: Minimum of a High School Diploma or its equivalent at the time of appointment

-Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States of America at the time of appoinment

-Residency: Must be a New Jersey resident at the time of appointment

-Driver's License: Must have a valid New Jersey driver's license at the time of appointment



-Non-P.T.C. Certified Police Officers: $37,500

-P.T.C. Certified Police Officers: $42,000



The Morris County Park Police Department is a unique department in that we have countywide jurisdiction of Morris County's almost 500 square-miles, and are the primary police service for the Morris County Park Commission, the largest county park system in New Jersey, which covers 30 square-miles that 3.5 million people visit every year. We also employ several specialty units to provide the most efficient and beneficial law enforcement and emergency services to the residents and visitors of Morris County:

-Patrol Division: Uniformed vehicular patrol is the primary function of the Morris County Park Police Department, so every Officer is first assigned to, and always considered part of, the Patrol Division, which is under the supervision of Lt. Christopher List. Both four-wheel drive S.U.V.s and sedans are utilized for this function. Patrol vehicles are equipped with Panasonic Toughbook mobile computer systems, radars (including LiDAR for some), mobile video recorders (M.V.R.), radio communication systems capable of communicating with all Morris County Law Enforcement agencies, Lo-Jack systems, etc. Unmarked vehicular patrols and plainclothes foot-patrol operations are also conducted.

-Detective Bureau: Four Detectives comprise the Detective Bureau, one assigned to each patrol squad, under the supervision of Det. Lt. Steven Ferraioli. Detectives investigate crimes and offenses, conduct any other follow-up investigations needed, and provide support services to the Patrol Unit, including the collecting and logging of evidence and property. Pro-active investigations, such as plainclothes narcotics enforcement, are also conducted. Detectives also perform background investigations on all police officer recruits and for Alternate Route candidates at the Morris County Police Academy. Detectives are also assigned to many administrative functions: discovery requests from court, expungements, O.P.R.A. requests, police report releases, public affairs and information duties, internal affairs investigations, Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC) function, etc.

-A.T.V. Unit: Many Officers are also members of the A.T.V. Unit, which is under the supervision of Sgt. Jason Parrillo. We maintain four A.T.V.s that are used for search and rescue operations, special events, and patrol of areas inaccessible by other police vehicles. Three A.T.V. Unit members are also certified instructors.

-Motor Unit: Six Officers are also members of the Motor Unit, which is under the supervision of Sgt. Eric Huffert. We maintain two Harley-Davidson FLHP Road King Police motorcycles that are used for patrol, special events, and ceremonial events.

-Mounted Unit: Six Officers are also members of the Mounted Unit, which is under the supervision of Sgt. Robert Kranz. We maintain four horses that are used for special events, ceremonial events, and patrol functions.

-Bicycle Unit: Two Officers are also members of the Bicycle Unit, which is under the supervision of Cpl. Christopher Cole. We maintain two all-terrain bicycles that are used for patrol, community policing, and special events.

-Marine Unit: Six Officers are also members of the Marine Unit, which is under the supervision of Sgt. Robert Kranz. We maintain one police boat that is utilized to patrol Lake Hopatcong, in a joint enforcement cooperation with the New Jersey State Police and Sussex County during seasonal times.

-Disaster Response Team: Five Officers are also members or the Disaster Response Team, which is under the supervision of Sgt. Robert Kranz. We maintain many all-terrain vehicles and equipment acquired from the U.S. Military at little or no cost, that can be used during or after natural or man-made disasters, or other catastrophes.

-Search and Rescue Team: Several Officers are also members of the Morris County Search and Rescue Team, which works in conjunction with members of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Members are specially trained and experienced in searching for missing or lost persons and/or rescuing lost or injured persons, oftentimes in remote, inaccessible, or treacherous areas.



1. Written Examination administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (the 90-minute version; no study guides are being provided by the Morris County Park Police Department)

2. Physical Agility Test (*Please understand that taking or passing the Written Examination does not mean automatic advancement to the Physical Agility Test.)

3. Initial Panel Interview

4. Secondary Interview with Police Department Administration

5. Background Investigation

6. Psychological Examination and Interview

7. Medical Examination, including Urinalysis

8. Successful Completion of a Police Training Commission Basic Course for Police Officers, if applicable. *P.T.C. Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer (SLEO II) certification waivers will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.*

9. Successful Completion of a Three-Month Field Training and Evaluation Program

10. Successful Completion of One-Year Probationary Period


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