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Any questions on employment opportunities with the Gloucester Township Police Department may be sent to email@example.com or you may call 856-228-4011 and someone from our Community Relations Bureau will respond at their first opportunity.
Interested in becoming a Gloucester Township Police Officer? You must first take the examination administered by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission in order to be considered for employment. Police Officer examinations are held periodically by the State of New Jersey Civil Service Commission and further information regarding testing dates and filing procedures can be found at their website, http://www.nj.gov/csc/
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General requirements for taking the New Jersey Civil Service Commission Examination to be a police officer in Gloucester Township are:
EDUCATION: Applicants must have graduated from high school or vocational high school or possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate.
AGE: Not less than 18 nor more than 35 years of age at the announced closing date for filing applications for the position. In determining maximum age eligibility of veterans, the time spent in active military service during periods specified in Civil Service Commission law and rules will be deducted from the attained age.
NOTE: Appointees will be required to successfully complete a training program mandated by the New Jersey Police Training
Commission within 18 months of appointment.
LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess the required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class and type of vehicles they operate, rests with the Appointing Authority.
CITIZENSHIP: Applicants must be a citizen of the United States.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION: As a prerequisite for appointment, appointees may be required to pass a thorough medical and psychiatric examination to be administered by the appointing authority. Any psychological, medical or physical condition or defect which would prevent efficient performance of the duties of the position, cause the appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself or others, or become aggravated as a result of performance of these duties, will be cause for rejection.
NJPTC Physical Fitness Pre-Assessment Video:
The New Jersey Police Training Commission (NJPTC) has proposed new standards for pre-academy fitness standards for recruits to gain admission to the police academy. This means that candidates must be able to pass these fitness standards before attending the police academy. Please review the attached link to view the below video on the requirements that are now required and a demonstration on the appropriate exercises for the pre-employment screening process:
Full time Police Telecommunicators (dispatcher) are hired through the Gloucester Township Police Department. An application is to be submitted to the Human Resources Department for those interested. Interested persons may apply at any time by obtaining an application from the Township of Gloucester Human Resources where they will be retained for a one year period from the date of submission.
Gloucester Township also utilize Part Time Police Telecommunicators to assist with dispatcher coverage in our updated Community Policing and Emergency Dispatch Center. Both full time and part time Police Telecommunicators undergo extensive training with the experienced Gloucester Township Police Telecommunicators.
Other Police Department Positions
All other Police Department positions require the applicant to be at least 18 years of age and undergo a criminal background check and oral interview.
Interested persons may apply at any time by obtaining an application from the Township of Gloucester Human Resources. Applications are retained by Gloucester Township Human Resources for a one-year period from the date of submission. Interested persons should additionally follow our GTPD social media, and also periodically check the Gloucester Township website for job announcements.
Any questions on employment opportunities with the Gloucester Township Police Department may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-228-4011 and someone from our Community Relations Bureau will respond at their first opportunity.
Special Police Officer – Class I
Special Police Officers assist with traffic control, court security, security details, park patrol, and transportation of prisoners. Special Police Officers work part time hours ranging up to 29 hours per week.
There is no test administered by the New Jersey Department of Personnel. Candidates are hired based on their completion of an application with the Township of Gloucester. The requirements to be hired as a Class I Special Officer are the same as a regular Police Officer except for the Department of Personnel Testing Process and the type and length of training.
There is no test administered the New Jersey Department of Personnel. Candidates are hired based on their completion of an application with the Township of Gloucester.
You must be able to safely assist children cross the street at various locations throughout the community. Candidates will undergo training in traffic and pedestrian safety by members of the Traffic Safety Unit utilizing a Crossing Guard Training Course approved by AAA of New Jersey.
The Township of Gloucester is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel and Hiring Practices of the Township of Gloucester are governed by Gloucester Township Local Ordinances Chapter five and six.