West Deptford - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department West Deptford Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryAcademy: $38,640.05 - Upon Graduation: $44,051.82
Registration Fee$35.00
Location West Deptford, NJ

Job Announcement

West Deptford Police Department, NJ Police Jobs




This position will close on October 16, 2023, 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   police officer position(s).  The police department selection process will incorporate both untrained entry level candidates, SLEO II waiver candidates and current PTC certified police officers. Entry level untrained candidates academy rate is $38,640.05 and once the academy is successfully completed, $44,051.82.  Depending on experience, certified and trained officer’s salary may be negotiable.    

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 selection process is designed to identify the most qualified candidate(s) for the position of Patrolman.

The first 150 applicants will be considered and will be contacted via policeapp.com in regards to the physical fitness test.  The Physical Fitness exam will be conducted by members of the West Deptford Township Police Department and will take place at the Riverwinds Community Center (1000 Riverwinds Drive West Deptford, NJ 08086) on October 21, 2023 at 0900 hrs.  After calculating the physical fitness scores, the top candidates will be notified and requested to participate in an oral interview and a potential second interview on a separate date and time. After the interview process, the top candidate(s) will be subjected to a psychological evaluation, medical evaluation, drug screen and background investigation. SLEO II waiver candidates and current PTC certified police officers may be waived from participating in the Physical Fitness Exam.

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 Department for your status or you will be subject to elimination.

There will be a $35 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:

  1. Unofficial or official college transcript or copy of degree (must include name of applicant and name of school)
  2. Updated resume
  3. Physical Fitness Waiver
  4. Liability Waiver
  5. Complete the policeapp.com application form
  6. If applicable, 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.


  1. Must be a resident of New Jersey, at the time of appointment, and a citizen of the United States;
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age and less than 35 years of age. In determining maximum age eligibility of veterans, the time spent in active military service during periods specified in Department of Personnel law and rules will be deducted from the attained age.
  3. Shall have graduated from high school or possess a General Equivalency Degree (GED) and possess 60 college credits, or have prior military and or law enforcement experience;
  4. Ability to perform all the tasks and duties of a Police Officer;
  5. Possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license or able to obtain one;
  6. No indictable criminal history conviction and of good moral character



The physical fitness assessment will consist of the following exercises:

  • Warm up for at least 3 minutes;
  • Vertical Jump: then recover for at least 1-2 minutes 
  • Sit-Ups: then recover for at least 5 minutes;
  • 300 Meter Run: then recover for 10 minutes;
  • Push-ups: then recover for 5 minutes;
  • 1.5 Mile Run: then recover for 5 minutes


Note: Candidates should recover through active techniques (walking, stretching, etc...). The candidates may be given more time in between events due to the processing delays, but will not be given less time in between activities. All genders will be assessed through the same standards.


Please dress appropriately for physical exercises; 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.  The candidate is encouraged to begin the hydrating process prior to the day of the test.

You are also required to complete the Physical Agility Medical Waiver.  The waiver 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!

Lastly, you will be required to upload a Liability Waiver form. You will not be allowed to take the Physical Qualification Test (PQT) without this document.


If untrained, all candidates must successfully complete a certified NJ Police Training Commission Police Academy training course.  Upon completion of the police academy, the candidate will be subject to a one year probationary period.  SLEO II waiver candidates shall complete the required waiver training that is provided by the New Jersey Police Training Commission.  SLEO II waivers may be subject to re-pay their current department according to 40A:14-178 and 40A:14-178.1.   

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.

This position will close on October 16, 2023, or when the first 150 applications are received.

Please direct questions regarding this position to mfranks@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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