Employment - Requirements

 Applicants MUST:

  • Be a citizen of the United States;
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age**;
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent;
  • Have a safe driving record and possess a valid New Jersey Driver's License at the time of appointment;
  • Read and write English with proficiency;
  • Be of sound moral character;
  • Pass a physical fitness test;
  • Pass oral interview(s);
  • Have NO criminal record;
  • Pass an extensive background investigation.


Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, applicants MUST:

  • Pass a psychological examination;
  • Pass a medical examination;
  • Pass a drug screening;
  • Be a resident of the State of New Jersey.


** NJPFRS restrictions may apply to applicants over thirty-five (35) years of age.