Secaucus - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Secaucus Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
SalarySee Narrative
Deadline Mar 20, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$145.00
Contactspdrecruitment@secaucusnjpolice.gov
Location Secaucus , NJ
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THE SECAUCUS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING QUALIFIED CANDIDATES

Examination Date: Saturday, April 6th , 2024

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

As of the date the test is taken, applicants must:

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent and earned not less than sixty (60) credits from an accredited college or university or two (2) years of full time active service in the U.S. Military; service in the Reserve Component or National Guard equates to 2.5 college credits for each month of full time service or .25 college credits for each full day of “drill or annual training” status.
  • Must be 21 - 35 years old.
  • Must be 21 years old on the date of written examination and must not reach their 35th birthday prior to the date of appointment.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and New Jersey resident.
  • Must have a valid New Jersey driver's license.
  • Must pass a Written, Physical Fitness and Oral Examination.
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    • SALARY
    • $35,000 (Academy)

    $6,500  (Upon appointment- One Time Uniform Stipend)

  • $41,916 (Field Training Completion) - $147,827 (15 Steps)

Written Examination:

Date:  April 6th, 2024
Location: Secaucus High School (11 Mill Ridge Road, Secaucus, NJ)
Pre-Examination begins at 7:30am
Test begins 9:00AM

**PLEASE ARRIVE SHARPLY AT 7:30 AM FOR PRE-EXAMINATION PROCESSING**

 If the written examination is passed with a minimum grade of 65% the following examination will be the Physical Fitness Examination, which you will be notified of the date and time by email:

Physical Fitness Examination:

Date:  Saturday April 13th, 2024  
Location      Secaucus High School (11 Millridge Rd.)   
TIME: TBA   (To Be Announced)

MUST PASS ALL EVENTS

If both the written and physical fitness examinations are successfully completed and passed, an oral examination will be scheduled when appropriate. Please note that Class I and Class II applicants, which are those applicants with qualifying residency in Secaucus and Hudson County (respectively), will be the first to be offered the opportunity to take the oral examination. The remaining applicant classes shall be offered the opportunity to take the oral examination after the lists of Class I and Class II applicants are exhausted for appointments. You will be notified of the date, time and location via email if you are being offered the opportunity to take the oral examination.

REQUIREMENTS FOR 2024 POLICE APPLICANTS

(There will be a one-time fee of $145.00)

  • 1.)  Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of entrance examination and not be over thirty-five (35) years of age at the time of appointment, and not exceed the maximum age requirements to satisfy the Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey that such person is eligible to membership in the retirement system;
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  • 2.)  Be able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently;
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  • 3.)  Be a citizen of the United States and resident of the State of New Jersey, unless exempted from citizenship by law;
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  • 4.)  Possess a high school diploma or general educational development diploma and earned not less than sixty (60) credits from an accredited college or university; or, alternatively, the prospective applicant may substitute full-time service in the United States Military with each year of military service being the equivalent of thirty (30) college credits; service in a Reserve Component or National Guard of the United States military shall be equivalent to 2.5 college credits for every month served on "active duty" status plus .25 college credits for every full day on "drill or annual training" status;
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  • 5.)  Possess a valid New Jersey driver's license with no more than four (4) points in the three (3) years previous to the date of application if a New Jersey license, or if the applicant held a driver's license from a different state than New Jersey, have no more than what would be the equivalent of violations totaling four points in the State of New Jersey during the three years previous to the date of application; and must not have been convicted of two or more offenses of driving while intoxicated as defined under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 or convicted of driving while intoxicated under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 within the last five (5) years, or the equivalent if held a driver's license from a different state; and must not have been convicted of two (2) or more motor vehicle offenses for reckless driving pursuant to J.S.A. 39:4-96, or the equivalent if held a driver's license from a different state;
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  • 6.)  Be sound in body and mind, in good health, in sound physical condition and have no physical disorders, which shall be more particularly evaluated by the physician during the applicant's physical examination;
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  • 7.)  Be of good moral character, not lacking in candor and never convicted of any indictable crimes; not committed any crime or other offenses involving moral turpitude, dishonesty or fraud, regardless of conviction; not served parole, probation, pretrial intervention, conditional dismissal or been involved in a similar program in this State or in any other State;
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  • 8.)  Not be the subject of a domestic violence restraining order, extreme risk protection order, or sexual assault, criminal stalking or sex offender order issued by a Court in this State or any other jurisdiction;
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  • 9.)Not violated the provisions of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, 28 CFR 115.317;
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  • 10.) Not received a dishonorable discharge from military service;
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  • 11.)  Not been decertified as a law enforcement officer or had a law enforcement license or certification as a law enforcement officer revoked, denied or otherwise limited or restricted in this State or any other state at any time;
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  • 12.)  Not engaged in any conduct or behavior that would preclude the issuance of a law enforcement license in New Jersey pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:1-12.1;
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  • 13.)  Not be a present or former associate or affiliate member of a “street gang” based on a preponderance of the evidence; and
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BACKGROUND:    

No applicant shall be given or accept a permanent appointment as a police officer in the Town of Secaucus in the event a departmental background investigation discloses a lack of good moral character or willful falsification of any information during the application, qualification, background investigation or appointment process, either orally or in writing.  Such disqualification shall permanently disqualify the candidate from any future application for appointment as a police officer, as well.    

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Written Examination on April 6th, 2024 at 9:00 am at the Secaucus High School; Pre-Examination processing will begin at 7:30 am. A passing grade of sixty-five percent (65%) is necessary to qualify for the next step.
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  • Physical Fitness examination will be given on Saturday, April 13th, 2024 at the Secaucus High School with a passing score necessary for all events. The applicant will receive from the Secaucus Police Department, this “Physician’s Referral Form” which must be completed by the Applicant’s physician and submitted on the date of the Physical Fitness examination.  The physician's referral form will be sent via email on March 23rd, 2024. 
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  • Then, if successful, an oral examination with a passing grade of seventy percent (70%) is needed. The oral examination will be scheduled by the Secaucus Police Department on a date and time to be announced. In the event of a tie of the final tabulated score based on the above, the applicant with the higher written score shall receive preference in the ranking of the tied applicants. Class I and Class II applicants, which are those applicants with qualifying residency in Secaucus and Hudson County (respectively), will be the first to be offered the opportunity to take the oral examination. The remaining applicant classes shall be offered the opportunity to take the oral examination after the lists of Class I and Class II applicants are exhausted for appointments.
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  • If an applicant successfully passes all of the testing components described above, a Police Department background investigation shall be completed.
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  • Veterans Preference: Within each classification, qualified applicants who meet the minimum scoring requirement who are veterans in accordance with the definitions set forth in N.J.S.A. 11A:5-1 shall have five (5) additional points added to their total score and shall be ranked accordingly.
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  • Once given a conditional offer of employment, an Applicant must also successfully complete a psychological and medical fitness evaluation for service as a police officer.

 

Applications must be submitted electronically @ www.PoliceApp.com/SecaucusNJ
Applications will become available on February 12th, 2024
Test Fee: $145.00
Application Deadline March 20th, 2024 at 4:00 pm
Mayor Michael J. Gonnelli
and Town Council
Gary Jeffas, Esq., Town Administrator, EEO
The Town of Secaucus is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please direct questions regarding this position to spdrecruitment@secaucusnjpolice.gov


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