Watchung - Certified Police Officer

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Job Overview

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

Job Announcement


Watchung Police Department, NJ Police Jobs

Borough of Watchung

Now Hiring



Eligibility Requirements

Please note that to be eligible for appointment you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • NJ PTC Basic Police Officer Certification or, Waivable SLEO II, or currently enrolled in a Basic Police Officer Academy
  • Education: A bachelor's degree, or (2) an associate's degree or at least 60 college credits, plus two years of satisfactory employment; or (3) at least 30 college credits, plus two years of active duty military service with an honorable
  • Age: Not less than 21 years or more than 35 years of
  • Citizenship: Be a citizen of the United
  • Residency: Be a resident of New Jersey while serving in such
  • Health: Be sound in body and of good
  • Language: Be able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently.
  • Driver's License: Possess a current, valid driver 's license at the time of
  • Character: Be of good moral character and not have been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral
  • Background Investigation: Pass a comprehensive background investigation including criminal
  • Medical Examination:  Pass a Medical and psychiatric examination
  • Drug Screen: Pas a per-employment dug screen. 


The following will result in automatic disqualification:

  • Conviction of an indictable offense or presently under indictment.
  • Conviction of any offense involving domestic violence.
  • Conviction of two or more offenses of driving while intoxicated as defined under I.S.A. 39:4-50 or convicted of driving while intoxicated as defined under N.I.S.A. 39:4-50 within the last five years.
  • Currently on probation or on probation at any time within the last 12 months.
  • Pied guilty or has been found guilty of any motor vehicle moving violation five or more times within the past two
  • Dishonorable discharge from any branch of military service or law enforcement agency.
  • Adjudication by a court or found by an employer to have violated any person's civil
  • Conviction of an offense involving or touching on previous public office, position or See N.I.S.A. 2C:5 l- 2(d).
  • Having been a citizen of the United States, relinquished citizenship.\
  • The applicant is subject to a restraining order for harassing, stalking, or threatening, or a restraining order for any domestic violence related offense.
  • You sold, manufactured or distributed any illegal controlled substance at any time.
  • You engaged in the unauthorized use of any illegal drug while employed in a position of public trust.


Eligibility Requirements (cont'd)


  • Background Investigation: Pass a comprehensive background investigation including criminal
  • Medical Examination: Pass a medical and psychiatric
  • Drug Screen: Pass a pre-employment drug

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