West Windsor Township - Police Officer

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Department West Windsor Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Salary$50,526, After Academy - $57,374, Max-$136,453
Registration Fee$75.00
Location West Windsor, NJ

Job Announcement

West Windsor Township Police Department, NJ Police Jobs



The written examination will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Location: West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South. 

Mark your calendars accordingly as there will be no make up exams and
all fees paid are Non-Refundable.

 Only the first three hundred and fifty (350) applications for the written phase of the examination will be accepted.

 You do not have to be certified to apply and new candidates will be attending the Mercer County Police Academy or another academy in New Jersey.


Under the direction of a superior officer, sergeant or supervisor, the police officer is required to perform general law enforcement work involving the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and related preventive and investigative work throughout the township.


  • The department currently has the following divisions: operations and services, investigative and traffic. The department employs fifty (50) sworn officers.
  • The Patrol division is the largest division with one(1) lieutenant, eight (8) sergeants and twenty four (24) officers. The Patrol Division consists of four (4) squads working steady twelve hour shifts with every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off.  The patrol division has (3) canine officers with two (2) canines trained for bomb detection and the other in patrol tactics/drug detection.  The Training Unit consists of one (1) Training Sergeant.  The Drone Unit has ten(10) pilots.  
  • The Detective Bureau consists of one (1) lieutenant, one (1) sergeant, and six (6) detectives. Two (2) detectives are designated as juvenile detectives.  The Traffic Bureau consists of one (1) sergeant and four (4) officers. 
  • The department consists of an authorized strength of fifty (50) sworn officers, eleven (11) full time civilian personnel. The administrative functions are run by two (2) Administrative Lieutenants and the Chief of Police.
  • Resiliency programs:
      •      On Duty Physical Training Time
    •      Yearly Incentive for PT Test
  • Opportunities for Advancement in Specialized Units include:
    •      Detective Bureau
    •      Traffic Division
    •      Motor Unit
    •      K9 Unit (Explosive, Narcotics, Therapy)
    •      USA Drone Unit
    •      MC Tactical Response Team
    •      Honor Guard


  • United States Citizen
  • 18 to 35 Years of Age
  • One of the following
      •      * 60 College Credits by June 1st 2024, or
  •      * At Least Two Years Military Experience with Honorable Discharge, or
  •      * New Jersey Police Training Commission Certification for Basic Police Office or Class II Police Officer or Are 
  •          Currently in the Police Academy
  • Please Note: A PTC Certificate is not required for application as we will be sending recruits to the Mercer County Police Academy
  • Written Score of 70% or Higher
  • Physical Fitness Score of 70% or Higher



  • Written Exam
  • Physical Fitness Test - Tentatively scheduled for April 14th, 2024
  • Oral Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Formal Interview - Tentatively scheduled for the week of May 13th 
  • Psychological Testing
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Academy Training


How To Apply

The written phase of the examination process for police officer will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at the West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South.  The high school is located at the intersection of Clarksville Road and County Route 571 (346 Clarksville Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550), West Windsor, NJ  08550.

 If you are interested in participating in the hiring process for the position of police officer, please complete the online application and pay the application fee.

Access to the building will be closed at 8:30 a.m.  You must be seated by 8:30 a.m. as the testing process will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.  No one will be admitted into the testing area after 8:30 am. 

Please Note:

  • Those applicants that score a 70% or higher on the written test will be invited to attend a physical fitness testing process to be held on a future date to be determined.  Please do not call police headquarters.

ONLY the first three hundred fifty (350) applications for the written phase of the examination will be accepted.

Deadline for Application is March 12, 2024 at 1700 Hours.

Thank you for your cooperation and interest.


Robert Garofalo PhD(c)
Chief of Police

The Town of West Windsor is an equal opportunity employer.


Please direct questions regarding this position to mcmahon@westwindsorpolice.com

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