Frequently Asked Questions

Please find a common list of frequently asked questions below:

Is there a study guide available?

Yes, study guides are avialable for pick-up only.  You must provide a copy of your registration confirmation.  

You may pick up the guides at one of the following locations:

Monmouth County Police Academy
2000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 

Red Bank Police Department
90 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ  


What does the written exam consist of?

The written exam is design to test an individual’s ability in reading comprehension, writing skills, and math.

What are the requirements for the Physical Fitness Assessment?

Only those applicants who successfully pass the written examination will be invited back at a later date to complete the physical agility test. You must successfully pass both the written examination and all physical agility testing components in order to be eligible to apply to the participating agencies.
Applicants for the position of “Police Officer” must demonstrate a fitness level that would allow them to perform the essential job functions of a police officer. Applicants must perform each of the following exercises in accordance with the indicated standards. If an applicant fails one event, they fail the entire test and will not advance in the process.
1. Vertical Jump – 15.5 inches
2. Sit-ups – 30 correct sit-ups must be performed to pass this test.
3. Push-ups - 25 correct push-ups must be performed to pass this test.
4. 300 Meter Run - Applicant will run 300 meters on a level surface within 66 seconds.
5. 1.5 Mile Run - Applicant will run a level 1.5 mile course within 15 minutes 54 seconds.
This test battery uses the National Law Enforcement Test Battery, which has proven validity and safety. This battery of events is also known as the Cooper test, and is used in several hundred law enforcement agencies nationwide. The events chosen have undergone court scrutiny and are accepted as being job related and construct valid.

Is the fitness test pass/fail?

Yes. You must pass all five (5) tests in order to advance.

Do you have make-up days for fitness test and written exam?

No. We have to schedule the facilities months in advance to hold the testing processes.

Can I carry over my score from last year’s Exam?

Yes, if you passed both the Written Exam and Physical Agility test last year, you will have the opportunity to carry over your scores. Your score can only be carried over once. If you already carried your score over last year, you must retake the exam. You have an opportunity to carry over your scores during the registration period. Instructions will be provided.

How many departments are hiring?

Unknown. We do not make it a requirement for them to advise us because some departments are just updating their hiring lists while others are looking to hire.

How many people will get hired from the list?

Unknown. That depends upon the department’s needs, whether they are just adding staff or replacing someone who is retiring.

Can I change my time for physical testing?

Please plan your availability for both dates. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR E-MAIL AND ASK. We have numerous applications to process and to change assigned times can’t be done without changing other applicant’s times.

Can I pick the physical fitness time of testing?

No. You must be prepared to take the exam on the days it is to be held. Plan your schedule accordingly, there are no make-up dates and there will be no refunds for fees paid at the time of registration.

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