Plainsboro Township - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Plainsboro Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$61,949 upon completion of Police Academy
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Plainsboro, NJ

Job Announcement

Plainsboro Township Police Department, NJ Police Jobs
Plainsboro Police Department Recruitment

The Plainsboro Township Police Department, Middlesex County, NJ, is accepting applications from qualified candidates for a position of full-time Police Officer. Candidates shall not be under any contractual obligation to another department under NJSA 40A:14-178 or must be willing to satisfy any training reimbursement to the prior department. 


  • Applicants must be a US citizen and a resident of NJ.
  • 21 years of age, must not reach the age of 35 prior to date of hire.
  • Applicant shall be of good moral character, sound body, and good health.
  • Applicants shall be able to read and write the English language well.
  • Applicants shall have no convictions of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude.
  • An Associates/Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, but not required.
  • Applicants with no college degree will be required to obtain a minimum of sixty college credits within three years of employment date.

An applicant must have two (2) years of verifiable employment, or a minimum of two (2) years active military service with honorable discharge.

Applicants are required to pass a physical fitness exam, oral boards, extensive background investigation, medical and psychological examinations, and a drug test prior to appointment.

The physical fitness test administered is the same standard Plainsboro Police Officers are required to pass bi-annually.

Applicants shall provide the following documents at the time of application:

  • Resume and Letter of Interest
  • Proof of Education/military (if applicable)
  • Copy of valid NJ Driver’s License
  • For candidate(s) who are bi-lingual, please depict what language(s) you speak, read, and write fluently


Applications can be completed and submitted online at:

All applications, cover letters, and resumes shall be submitted through PoliceApp.

There is a $35 fee to apply which will be paid through PoliceApp.

*** No applications will be accepted in person at the Police Department***


2023 Starting Salary: $61,949 upon completion of Police Academy

Applications must be received through PoliceApp by JUNE 25, 2023.

Our Physical Training Test will be held on Saturday, August 5th at 8:00AM in Plainsboro Township.  



*Plainsboro Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer*


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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.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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