Tewksbury Township - Certified Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Tewksbury Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Registration Fee$60.00
Location Califon, NJ

Job Announcement


Tewksbury Township Police Department, NJ Police Jobs




Written Exam is October 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM

The Tewksbury Township Police Department is seeking candidates for the position of Entry Level Police Officer.

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants for the Tewksbury Township Police Department must meet the following minimum qualifications to be eligible to participate in the recruitment process for the position of entry level police officer.  Failure to meet any of these qualifications will automatically disqualify the candidate from further consideration during this hiring process.  At the time of the application, applicants must be:

  • Certified in Basic Course for Police Officers (BCPO) by the NJ Police Training Commission (PTC), or
  • Are currently enrolled in a BCPO at a NJ PTC certified Police Academy, or
  • Are certified as a NJ PTC Class II (SLEO II) AND meet the requirements set forth by the NJ PTC to be eligible for a waiver of the BCPO.


Application Process

To be eligible to apply to the Tewksbury Township Police Department a candidate must meet the minimum qualifications listed below. 

  • Must be a resident of New Jersey and a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age, and less than 35 years of age.
  • Must have graduated from high school or possess a General Equivalency Degree (GED).
  • Must be able to perform all the tasks and duties of a Police Officer.
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License (Required prior to employment).
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • Must not have a Criminal Record, or a Driving Under the Influence conviction.
  • Must submit to a complete background investigation.
  • Must submit to and successfully pass a physical agility, drug screening, medical and psychological examinations.


Please follow the application directions carefully; failure to do so will eliminate you from the process. 

Phase One – Written Examination

The New Jersey Chiefs’ of Police Association will administer and score the written examination.  The examination will take place at the Tewksbury Elementary School, located at 109 Fairmount Road East, Califon NJ 07830.  The examination will be held on October 15, 2021, beginning at 5:00 PM.  A minimum score of 80% must be obtained on the examination to advance to Phase Two.  Candidates will be informed via electronic mail whether they have advanced and when to report for the physical agility examination.  DO NOT CALL POLICE HEADQUARTERS FOR TEST RESULTS.

  • Doors will open at 4:00 PM and close at 4:30 PM, no applicant will be admitted into the test after 4:30 PM. You are not entitled to a refund.
  • All candidates must wear a face covering or masks to be allowed entry.  Those who arrive without a face covering or mask will be disqualified from the process.  You are not entitled to a refund.
  • There will be no study guides.
  • Applicants are required to bring two #2 pencils to the written examination and current government issued photo identification. No one will be admitted without proper photo identification.  You are not entitled to a refund.
  • No electronic devices will be allowed into the testing area. All cell phones and other handheld electronic devices should be secured in your vehicles.
  • If you fail to appear for the written examination you will be eliminated from the selection process.  You are not entitled to a refund.
  • If notified that you have passed Phase One, you must be prepared to schedule an appointment with your physician to have your medical waiver form signed before the physical agility examination.


Phase Two – Physical Agility Examination

Phase Two of the selection process is a physical agility exam to be held on October 30, 2021 at Voorhees High School.  Only candidates who successfully complete Phase One will be invited to participate in Phase Two.  If invited to take the physical exam, you must bring a signed Physicians Release Form – Download the “Physician Release Form” above.

Those applicants who are notified to respond to Phase Two MUST bring:

  1. Physicians Release, signed by a physician certifying that you are physically able to participate in the examination.
  2. Photo Identification.
  3. Athletic attire and sneakers.


If you do not bring the required Physicians Release you will not be permitted to participate in the Physical Agility Test and you will be eliminated from the selection process.  There will be no excused absences or re-testing.

Phase Three – Departmental Oral Interview

Oral interviews will be conducted at the Tewksbury Township Police Department, 167 Old Turnpike Road, Califon NJ 07830.  The candidates that have successfully completed Phase Two will be notified by electronic mail of the date and time of their interview.  Candidates will be provided with a background investigation packet, which must be completed and returned prior to their scheduled interview.  The candidates will then be ranked from the highest to the lowest.

Conditional offers of employment will be issued based on the amount of openings.  Candidates receiving a conditional offer of employment will be sent for medical and psychological examinations.

The drug screening, psychological examination, background investigation, and the medical examination will be on a pass/fail basis.  Candidates will be advised by telephone where and when to report for each of these examinations. 



Complete the application by clicking the apply now button above.


Phase One– Written Examination – $85.00 Non-Refundable Fee

Must pass with 80% or higher to move to the next phase.
Deadline for applications is October 8, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Test Date is October 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM


Phase Two – Physical Agility Examination

If invited to take the physical exam, you must bring a signed Physicians Release Form – Download the “Physician Release Form” above.  Hold harmless agreement must be completed at the physical examination location prior to participation.  An overall grade below 80% will eliminate you from the process.


Phase Three – Department Oral Interview

If invited to participate in the Oral Interview Candidates will be provided with a background investigation packet, which must be completed and returned prior to their scheduled interview

Please direct questions regarding this position to trhanft@tewksburytwp.net


The process will close on the deadline provided or when the first 100 applications are received.


Please direct questions regarding this position to trhanft@tewksburytwp.net

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