Township of Hamilton - Police Officer

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Department Township of Hamilton Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Registration Fee$25.00
Location Mays Landing , NJ

Job Announcement

Township of Hamilton Police Department, NJ Police Jobs

Township of Hamilton Job Announcement

Police Officer

  • The Township of Hamilton is accepting applications for Police Officer.
  • The applicant must be a Citizen of the United States, be at least 21 and not over 35 years of age, have a valid driver's license; be able to read, write, and speak the English language; be sound in body and health; be of good moral character and not have been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude.
  • The applicant must possess a minimum of 60+ credits from an accredited college or university that is regionally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) OR have 4 years of Military Service.
  • The applicant will undergo a written and physical qualification testing, drug screening, psychological testing, and oral interviews. At the time of appointment as a police officer, the applicant must be a resident of New Jersey and possess a valid New Jersey driver's license.
  • Applications and all supporting documents will be completed and submitted through
  • Deadline for applications: Friday, March 1, 2019

A Fully Completed Application Packet Must Include:

A Township of Hamilton Employment Application (submitted online through

A physician's note stating that the applicant is physically capable of taking part in the Physical Qualification Test. A description of that test is listed below. The physician's note must be a medical office document from the physician's office and be signed by the physician within 60 days of the testing date. We DO NOT supply a form for the physician to sign.

A copy of the applicant's valid driver's license indicating name and residence. At the time of appointment as a police officer, the applicant must be a resident of New Jersey and possess a valid New Jersey Driver's License and shall not be less than 21 or over 35 years of age. 

Proof that the applicant has: A) Accumulated 60 or more credits from an accredited college or university that is regionally recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). A copy of the applicant's diploma or an unofficial transcript with the applicant's name is acceptable. OR B) Has completed 4 years of Military service.

Payment of $20.00 application fee.

Please note: All the above documents must be submitted with the application.

Documentation will not be accepted on the day of the test.

Applications and all documents must be RECEIVED by 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019



George Hess Educational Complex, 700 Babcock Road, Mays Landing, NJ 08330 on: SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

  • Upon arrival, applicants will be directed to the parking area.
  • Registration will be open 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.. All applicants must check-in at the registration table.
  • The testing will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. No applicant who arrives after that time will be permitted to participate in the testing.
  • You must show photo ID to enter the testing area.
  • The test will be conducted regardless of weather conditions.
  • Dress comfortable for the written portion of the test: Physical Training Gear: shorts, sweat pants, T-shirt, etc. and running shoes will be necessary for the physical portion of the test. Be prepared for inclement weather.
  • No backpacks, duffel bags, or electronic devices will be permitted in the testing area, including, but not limited to cell phones, calculators, iPads, or watches.
  • Number #2 Pencils will be provided at the test site.
  • Once you have arrived at the testing site you will not be permitted to leave the property until the testing (written and physical) is completed. 


New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Written Examination.

This comprehensive written examination tests the cognitive ability and integrity of prospective applicants. The cognitive portion of the examination has been tailored around the tasks the entry level law enforcement officer performs.


The Physical Qualification Test portion of the selection process consists of the following three (3) test activities:

  1. Sit-ups
  2. Push-ups
  3. 1.5 mile run


1. Sit-ups: Minimum Score = 21; Time Limit: 60 seconds

  • With feet anchored and knees bent, the candidate will place their arms crossed at chest level while lying flat on the floor. The candidate will then sit-up touching elbows to the knees.

2. Push-ups: Minimum Score = 18; Time Limit: 60 Seconds

  • The push-ups are done with the body straight and the toes touching the floor. The body is kept straight during the exercise. The candidate starts with the elbows locked out. The candidate will descend to the floor, touching the chest to the floor, and then return to the starting position and lock the elbows out. Females will be allowed to do Modified Bent Knee Push-ups.

3. 1.5 Mile Run: Maximum Time: 14:26 minutes/seconds

  • Run 1.5 miles on a designated course.


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