Chester - Certified Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Chester Police Department
Job TitleCertified Police Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Chester, NJ

Job Announcement

Chester Police Department, NJ Police Jobs


The Chester Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full time Police Officer. We welcome experienced New Jersey police officers, New Jersey police academy recruits and graduates, and those who possess a waiver-eligible, NJ Police Training Commission SLEO-II certification with one year experience.  NO out of state waiver applications will be accepted.  Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications and submit their application by December 31, 2022. 

About the Chester Police Department and Community It Serves

Department overview:

  • Staffed by 23 sworn officers and 1 SLEO-II officer
  • Provides law enforcement services for Chester Township and Chester Borough
  • Officers patrol a combined 31 square miles, comprised of neighborhoods, farmlands, downtown shopping district, shopping malls and major state highway and county roadways


Some of the essential duties of a Chester Police Officer include:

  • Patrolling an assigned area
  • Responding to, taking charge of, maintaining order by directly controlling the scene in any emergency situation
  • Preparing and submitting precise reports on investigations, arrests, motor vehicle crashes, and other police matters
  • Protect life, property, and the rights of citizens by enforcing State laws and County and Municipal ordinances

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • United States citizen
  • New Jersey resident
  • Possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License
  • Read and write in the English language fluently
  • Possess a current New Jersey Police Training Commission BCPO or SLEO-II (waiver eligible) certification or be enrolled in a New Jersey Police Academy Alternate Route Training Program.
  • Associate’s Degree, or higher from an accredited college or university, or (4) military service with an honorable discharge.


All qualified applicants must complete the following prior to appointment:

  • Resume Review
  • Oral Interview(s)
  • Background Investigation
  • Medical/Psychological Exams
  • Drug Testing

The filing deadline is December 31, 2022.  Interviews may start, on a rolling basis, prior to the posted deadline. 

The Chester Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please direct questions regarding this position to Lt. Anthony DaCunza at 

Please direct questions regarding this position to

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.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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