Wayne - Entry Level, Certified Police Officer

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Department Wayne Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Certified
Job TitleEntry Level, Certified Police Officer
Salary$33,000 to $45,000.00
Deadline May 31, 2020 4:30 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$120.00
Contactpolicetest@waynetownship.com
Location Wayne, NJ
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Job Announcement

Wayne Police Department, NJ Police JobsWayne Township Police Department

Entry Exam Postponed 

The Wayne Police Entrance Exam Scheduled on Friday, April 24 has been postponed due to an abundance of caution being taken considering the Coronavirus. 

 Candidates will receive correspondence via email when a new date is scheduled.    

Please DO NOT CALL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

 Please continue to check the Wayne Township and Policeapp website for future updates.  

Any questions concerning the exam can be directed to policetest@waynetownship.com


ABOUT WAYNE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE COMMUNITY IT SERVES

Here is an overview of who we are and who we serve:

  • We have 115 sworn officers
  • In 2019, we handled over 69,000 calls for service
  • We serve a diverse community of over 54,000 residents
  • Our jurisdiction is 28-square miles, with several major highways and shopping malls

GENERAL DUTIES

Some of the essential duties of a Wayne Township Police Officer include the following:

  • Patrol an assigned area
  • Respond to, take charge of, maintain order by directly controlling the scene in any emergency situation
  • Prepare and submit precise reports on investigations, arrests, motor vehicle crashes, and other police matters
  • Protect life, property, and the rights of citizens by enforcing State laws and County and Municipal ordinances

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

To be appointed as a Wayne Township Police Officer, applicants must meet the following minimum standards, which must be meet on or before April 24th, 2020.

  • United States Citizen and a resident of New Jersey with a valid New Jersey Driver’s License
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age and not more than 35 years of age at the

       time of appointment. 

  • Fluent in English
  • Healthy both physically and mentally
  • Of good moral character, with no convictions for a criminal offenses involving moral turpitude
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; recognized

        by the NJ Department of Education by the date of the test.


SELECTION CRITERIA (FOR ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES):

  1. Written Examination (min score of 80% to progress to Oral Examination portion)[1]
  2. Oral Examination (min score of 80% to move onto Physical Agility portion)
  3. Physical Qualification Test/ Swim Requirement (Pass/Fail) The top 50 candidates who have successfully passed the written and oral phases will progress to the Physical Agility Phase
  4. Complete Background Investigation (Pass/Fail)
  5. Medical Examination (Pass/Fail)
  6. Psychological Examination (Pass/Fail)
  7. Drug Testing Through Urinalysis (Pass/Fail)

 

[1] At the time of the written examination, candidates who possess a New Jersey Police Training Commission  

      Certification for Police Officer shall have five (5) additional points added to his/her overall score.


WRITTEN EXAMINATION NOTES & INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Application and testing fee is $90.00 Non-Refundable
  • TEST LOCATION: Wayne PAL 1 PAL Drive Wayne, New Jersey 07470
  • TEST DATE & TIME: Time to be determined.
  • Have a current government-issued photo identification. No one will be admitted to the test without proper photo identification.
  • No electronic devices will be permitted into the testing area
  • Note: Should the number of applicants exceeds the seating area of the testing center, a second testing time may be required. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be notified via email of their testing time.
  • THERE ARE NO MAKEUP TEST DATES OR TIMES
  • Candidates will receive notification of their written scores via email

APPLICANT PREFERENCE

  • In accordance with the Stipulation of Settlement entered into with the NAACP, preference in recruitment and hiring of police officers shall be given to residents of Passaic, Essex, Bergen, Morris and Sussex Counties (combined) over nonresidents of those counties.

ORAL EXAMINATION

Those candidates who successfully complete the written phase of the examination with a score of 80% or better will progress to the Oral Examination phase of the testing process.  The Oral Examination will be administered by the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police.

  •  The Oral Examination will take place Time to be determined
  • Those candidates who successfully pass the written examination with a score of 80 % or better will   

          be notified via email as to their Oral Examination Date and Time

  • The cost for the Oral Examination is $125.
  • There will be no make-up dates for the Oral Examination nor changing of appointments
  • Applicants will receive notification of their Oral Examination scores via email

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATION/SWIM REQUIREMENT

The top 50 candidates who have successfully completed the Written and Oral Examination Phase with a score of 80 or higher will progress to the Physical Agility/ Swim Test Phase.  

Physical Qualification Test/ Swim Requirement will be administered on  Time to be determined

The top 50 candidates will be notified by email if they qualify for this phase of the testing process.

All other candidates who have successfully completed the written and oral examination phase but are not in the top 50 will be maintained on the appropriate list and may be called at a future time to be tested in the Physical Qualification Test/ Swim Requirement.

The Physical Agility/Swim Test is based on the New Jersey Police Training Commission Physical Requirements.

The Physical Qualification Test (PQT) Battery will consist of the following timed tests: Push Ups, Sit Ups, and 1.5 Mile Run, 300 Meter Run and Vertical Jump. Applicants unable to pass the PQT will be disqualified from the selection process.  This section of the test is pass/fail; no points will be given.

The Swim Test will consist of the following tests: Swim 50 yards any stroke without touching the bottom of the pool. Tread water for five (5) continuous minutes.


How to APPLY

Application Fee is $120.00 (Non-Refundable).

Applicants may apply at the following website:  www.policeapp.com

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please direct questions regarding this position to policetest@waynetownship.com

DO NOT CALL THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TESTING PROCESS

Additional information can be found at www.waynetownship.com/clerk-code.html

The Wayne Police Department and the Township of Wayne reserve the right to adjust, modify, cancel or change any part of this timeline or process to meet the administrative needs of the Township or Police Department.

The Wayne Police Department will provide reasonable accommodations in testing for persons with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-related disabilities. If you wish to request an accommodation please do so in writing at least seven (7) days prior to the written test date of April 24, 2020.  Application for accommodations can be forwarded to pavlakd@waynetownship.com

The Township of Wayne is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. The Township of Wayne and the Wayne Police Department will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

 

 

Please direct questions regarding this position to policetest@waynetownship.com


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