The Berkeley Heights Police Department is accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer. Applicants must possess a current NJ Police Training Commission certification or be currently pursuing certification as an alternate route candidate at an accredited police academy. Applicants must be eligible as per Berkeley Heights township ordinance as follows:
2.100.040 - Qualifications for appointment.
To be eligible for appointment to the police division, an applicant must be a citizen of the United States of America and a resident of the state of New Jersey, must be of good moral character, never be convicted of a crime or offense involving moral turpitude, and meet all other tests and qualifications established by N.J.S.A. 40A:14-122, et seq., this chapter and the rules and regulations of the police division. All such applicants must be in good health, sound in body and mind and certified by the police physician to be physically capable of performing the duties required of a police officer. All applicants must meet the statutory age requirements. No applicant shall be eligible for appointment to the police division unless he or she has earned a bachelor's or higher degree awarded by a bachelor's degree-granting college or university. An applicant who has earned 1) an associate's degree awarded by an associate's degree granting college or university or has completed sixty (60) credits awarded by a bachelor's degree-granting college or university and 2) has successfully completed the Police Training Commission Alternate Route Program and has, or will be receiving Certification therefrom, shall be eligible for appointment. A degree or concentration in criminal justice is preferred. Qualified veterans, as defined by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, who have not earned a bachelor's or higher degree awarded by a bachelor's degree-granting college or university, can substitute a combination of two years of full-time, active military service and an associate's degree awarded by a degree-granting college or university to satisfy the education requirement. If a qualified veteran, as defined herein, can substitute four years of full-time, active military service the education requirement may be waived.
Applications will be available beginning:
January 14, 2019 at 8:00 am and must be returned no later than February 08, 2019 at 6:00 pm
50 total applications will be accepted on a first come/first served basis.
Individuals who have previously applied MUST APPLY AGAIN at this time to be considered.
Applicants will be subjected to a thorough police background check which will include criminal history, motor vehicle violations, previous employment and both personal and professional references. Candidates who successfully pass the application phase will be subject to oral interviews. Candidates given a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and drug screening.
Interested persons can obtain applications at: Please attach to your completed application:
Berkeley Heights Police Department 1 passport-sized color photo
29 Park Avenue 1 photocopy of your birth certificate
Berkeley Heights, NJ 1 photocopy of your driver's license
07922 1 educational/employment career resume