Princeton - Police Officer

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Department Princeton Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryStarting at $73,294.00 (top Patrol Officer salary $130,321)
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Princeton, NJ
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Princeton Police Department, NJ Police Jobs



A Recruitment Open House will take place in July 2024!  Please follow us on Facebook at Princeton NJ Police Department and on Instagram @princetonnjpd for future announcements.


The Princeton Police Department is now looking for Entry Level candidates that are intelligent, possess good writing skills, good verbal communication skills, like to work with people to solve community problems, are self-starters, and are self-assured, positive thinking persons.  This posting is not limited to NJ PTC Certified or SLEO II waiver eligible candidates.  


The Princeton Police Department was formed on January 1, 2013, when the Borough of Princeton and the Township of Princeton consolidated forming one Princeton.  The consolidation of the Princetons also included the former Borough and Township Police Departments merging into one Police Department, The Princeton Police Department.  The Princeton Police Department has a very diverse compliment of highly qualified officers, many of whom have earned bachelors and master’s degrees.

The Princeton Police Department is organized by the separation of three Divisions: Operations, Investigative and Support Services.  Within these divisions are the Patrol Bureau, Detective Bureau, Traffic Bureau, K9 Bureau, Records Bureau and Safe Neighborhood Bureau.  The Department has identified itself as a service oriented police department and participates in many community functions to include Community Night Out and the Youth Police Academy.

Princeton is a historic town situated in central New Jersey midway between Philadelphia and New York City.  Settled in the 1690’s, Princeton is known for its natural beauty and accessibility to metropolitan centers.  Princeton is a college town and is the home of Princeton University, Rider University-Westminster Choir College Campus, and the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Princeton has a diverse residential population of approximately 30,000 residents housed within its 18.1 square miles.  The hub of Princeton is its bustling central business district featuring many fine shops, restaurants, and coffee shops.  Residents are enriched by the many cultural activities that occur on the Princeton University campus and at McCarter Theater.  Princeton University also hosts many NCAA Division I athletic events throughout the year.

For more information on the Princeton Police Department, please visit, on Facebook at and on Instagram at @princetonjpd


  • Between 21 and 35 years of age
  • Citizen of the United States
  • New Jersey resident at the time of appointment
  • Possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license at the time of appointment
  • Possess an Associate’s Degree, 60 college credits or 4 years of active military service
  • Vision no more than 20/100 in each eye, corrected to 20/20 in each eye
  • Normal hearing in both ears
  • Good physical condition
  • Good moral character
  • Able to swim
  • Able to distinguish colors


Once your application is received and you meet the minimum requirements, you will be contacted to complete your physical fitness assessment, which will take place after the deadline to submit applications. The physical fitness assessment will consist of a 1.5 mile run in 15:55 or less, 24 pushups in one minute, 28 sit-ups in one minute, minimum 15” vertical jump, and 300 meter run in 70.1 seconds or less. Upon passing the physical fitness test, you will be scheduled for an initial screening interview.

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