Toms River - Full Time Police Officer

Job Overview

Department Toms River Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleFull Time Police Officer
Salary$50,217 while attending the police academy | $56,792 upon graduation from the police academy.
Deadline Jul 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$100.00
Location Toms River, NJ
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Job Announcement

Toms River Police Department, NJ Police Jobs

Full Time Police Officer

APPLICATION PERIOD - MAY 1, 2024 - JULY 31, 2024

The Toms River Police Department is accepting applications for our 2024 recruitment test application process.  We are looking for applicants who meet strict educational, physical and ethical standards to take part in our selection process.  The recruiting process is ongoing with testing occurring once every three (3) years.  The candidate list from the 2024 process will be valid from January 1, 2025 – December 31, 2027.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be a resident of the State of New Jersey during his or her term of appointment to this position.
  • Between the ages of 18 and 34 or actively enrolled in the NJ Police and Fire Pension System or quality for a military or police service exemption as per the PFRS Member Handbook.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or 64 credits from an accredited college or university AND 2 years active-duty military experience OR 64 credits from an accredited college or university AND 2 years full time regular police officer experience.
  • Possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License upon appointment.
  • Successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Be in sound body and good health, which must be certified by a physician licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey.
  • Be of good moral character and must not have been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty as would make the applicant unfit to perform his or her duties.
  • Be physically capable of performing the functions of the position in accordance with the Police Training Commission (PTC).


Application Process:

  1. Applicants meeting the above criteria will participate in a written examination (9/11/2024 at 6:00pm), with the top 150 scores moving on to the pre-interview stage of the process.
  2. Upon successful completion of the pre-interview, applicants will move on to the Physical Task Assessment and Swim Test.
  3. Those applicants achieving a passing score on both the Physical Task Assessment and Swim Test will move to the interview stage.
  4. All interviewed applicants will be ranked and placed on a list of candidates which is valid from January 1, 2025 -December 31, 2027 and will be contacted for further evaluation as positions become available.


The Township of Toms River is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants shall be given full consideration.


**OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS (in a sealed envelope issued from the college or university) MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE PRE-INTERVIEW**


Please direct questions regarding this position to Sgt. K Martucci at

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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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