Tenafly - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Tenafly Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$80.00
Location Tenafly, NJ

Job Announcement



The Tenafly Police Department is looking for qualified candidates to join our agency:

NJSACOP Written Exam: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30PM
Physical Assessment: Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:00AM

*** The application process will close at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 12, 2018 OR when the maximum number of 250 applications have been received, which ever is first.  As of Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM we have received 212 completed applications.  Please do not delay submitting your application as we cannot extend the deadline or allow any exceptions for additional testing slots in excess of our 250 maximum occupancy at the testing site. ***   


The general qualifications for employment with the Tenafly Police Department are:

  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of New Jersey prior to appointment;
  • Have a valid New Jersey Driver’s License prior to appointment;
  • Candidates must be between the age of 18-35 (must be appointed prior to 35th birthday).
  • Candidates must also meet the following educational, military, and/or employment experience requirements prior to appointment:
    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; OR
    • Associate’s Degree (or an equivalent of 60 college credits completed) PLUS a minimum of 24 months of satisfactory military or sworn law enforcement experience; OR
    • A minimum of 24 months Active Duty military experience with an Honorable Discharge.
  • Prior police training or certification is not mandatory, but will be considered;
  • Candidates must possess good moral character and a strong work ethic;
  • Candidates must be in good mental and bodily health;
  • Candidates must pass a background check, and be free from conviction of any crime;
  • Candidates must serve a probationary period pending his or her completion of a basic police training course at a recognized training academy.

Applications are available online at www.policeapp.com/TenaflyNJ.   All applications must be submitted online no later than Monday, November 12, 2018 at 12:00 noon.   There is a $75.00 non-refundable fee to submit your application and participate in the exam.   An optional exam study guide will also be made available for purchase for $10.00.  Only the first 250 completed applications will be accepted.   Applicants will receive an email with details regarding the written test location and process.  If selected to participate in the Physical Assessment, you must be available to do so on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:00AM.   We are unable to accept scores from other physical assessments.

The Tenafly Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F.

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.

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