Point Pleasant Police Department hiring new officers

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Point Pleasant Borough Hall

POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Police Department is accepting applications for police officers from now until Feb. 28.

The department’s hiring process goes through the New Jersey Civil Service Commission’s [NJCSC] hiring process. Applications can be made through the NJCSC’s website.

The application costs $35 to submit, and should be filed by 4 p.m. on the Feb. 28 deadline.

Applicants must be from New Jersey, must have a valid driver’s license and be a legal U.S. citizen. In addition, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35, however according to the job announcement on NJCSC’s website, “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.”

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Educational requirements include a high school or vocational high school diploma, or an approved high school equivalent certificate.

Selected applicants will also be required to successfully complete a training program mandated by the New Jersey Police Training Commission within 18 months of appointment.

Applicants are also required to pass a thorough medical and psychiatric examination. Any psychological, medical or physical condition or defect which would prevent performance of the necessary duties, cause the appointee to be a hazard to themself or others, or become aggravated as a result of performance of these duties, could be rejected according to the job posting.