West Deptford - Police Officer

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Department West Deptford Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryAcademy: $36,771 - Upon Graduation: $41,921
Deadline Apr 1, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$95.00
Location West Deptford, NJ
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West Deptford Police Department, NJ Police Jobs




This position will close on April 1st 2020, or when the first 150 applications are received!


Effective immediately, the West Deptford Police Department is seeking to establish a list of candidates to fill a full time entry level untrained police officer position(s).  The candidate would be expected to provide protection of life and property, enforce criminal and traffic laws and to serve the citizens of West Deptford Township and the Borough of National Park.  The West Deptford Police Department’s hiring process is designed to identify the most qualified candidates for the position of Patrolman.

The first 150 applicants will be considered and will be contacted via policeapp.com in regards to the written examination and physical fitness test that will be conducted on Saturday April 4, 2020.  The written examination will start at 9:00 a.m. at the West Deptford High School located at 1600 Crown Point Rd West Deptford, NJ 8093. The physical fitness test will follow. The written examination will be administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Association. After the written examination and the physical fitness testing, the top candidates will be called to participate in an oral interview on a separate date and time. After the oral interview, the candidates may be subjected to a psychological evaluation, medical evaluation, drug screen and background investigation.

If you are late for the examination, you will be eliminated from the process.  All other notifications will be provided through PoliceApp.com.  Do not call the West Deptford Police for your status or you will be subject to elimination.

There will be a $95 non-refundable application fee to apply for the position(s) (Payable by Debit/Credit Card Only). Read the Minimum Qualifications carefully prior to applying through PoliceApp.com.

Please set up an account with PoliceApp.com and complete the fields under SIGN UP. Once you complete the Sign Up form, you will receive a welcome email from PoliceApp.com.  In that email it will ask you to Click Here to verify your email address.

When applying through PoliceApp.com you MUST UPLOAD the following documents:

  • Unofficial or official college transcript or copy of degree (must include name of applicant and name of school)
  • Updated resume
  • DD214 for military personnel


Only those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be allowed to proceed in the selection process.  Partial or incomplete document submission will not be accepted and will disqualify you from the selection process & applications fees will not be refunded.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age on the date of the written examination and physical fitness test.
  • Must be under 35 years of age prior to the start of the police academy.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be a resident of New Jersey
  • Must have a valid motor vehicle driver’s license
  • Must have achieved 60 college credits. The Chief of Police may waive this requirement if the candidate has prior military experience or law enforcement experience.


Candidates who fail to meet the minimum requirement from any one of the events will be eliminated from the hiring process. All genders will be assessed through the same standards.

The physical fitness test minimum requirements are as follows:

  • Vertical Jump: 15 inches
  • 1 Minute Sit-Up: 28 repetitions
  • 300 Meter Run: 70.1 seconds or less
  • Minute Push-up: 24 repetitions
  • 1.5 Mile Run: 15:55 minute or less


Dress as you feel appropriate for the written examination.  Please bring athletic clothes and appropriate footwear with you to participate in the physical fitness test.  You will be required to bring your own drinks in order to remain hydrated.

You are also required to complete the Physical Agility Medical Waiver, this must be signed by your doctor and you must bring it with you the day of the test!  You will not be allowed to take the Physical Qualification Test (PQT) without this document!


Applicants must score a 70% or higher to pass the written examination. A score that is less than 70% will eliminate the applicant from the hiring process.


All candidates must complete a certified NJ Police Training Commission training course.  Upon completion of the police academy, the candidate will be subject to a one year probationary period.  

The West Deptford Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: the West Deptford Police Department is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and a diverse workforce.

Please direct questions regarding this position to smckenna@westdeptfordpd.com

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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