ABOUT THE CAMDEN COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT RECRUITMENT PORTAL
ALL CANDIDATES WHO ARE NOT YET NEW JERSEY POLICE TRAINING COMMISSION (PTC) CERTIFIED, MUST MEET MINIMAL PHYSICAL FITNESS LEVELS BEFORE BEING ACCEPTED INTO A N.J. P.T.C. CERTIFIED POLICE ACADEMY.
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How do I become a municipal Police Officer in New Jersey?
Municipal Police Officers in the State of New Jersey are hired by Municipal Police Agencies which are either Title 11A: Civil Service or Title 40A: Non-Civil Service communities. If the jurisdiction in which you reside in is a Title 11A: civil service community you must take a civil service exam. The civil service exam is usually administered once every other year. Those municipal police agencies will hire their applicants from an established civil service list.
For more information you can contact the New Jersey Civil Service Commission or visit their website at: www.state.nj.us/csc for the date of the next civil service examination. If the jurisdiction is a non- civil service Title 40A: municipal police agencies please contact those agencies to see when they will be offering their next hiring examination which is usually established by their approved Chief’s written test examination.
In the State of New Jersey the age requirements are that you must be at least 18 and no more than 35 years of age at the time of your appoint. There are some exceptions to the age requirement for prior military and law enforcement personnel. These questions can be addressed when you apply through the civil service or chief’s examination process.
Is completing the Basic Course for Police Officer or Corrections Officer academy challenging?
The Police Academy which is approved by the New Jersey Police Training Commission is designed specifically for newly appointed police officers and Correction Officers to prepare them for their law enforcement career. It includes several prescribed courses of study that a police officer or correction officer must complete to graduate from the police academy which could be academically challenging to some people.
The police academy has an intensive regimented physical training component that requires recruits to exercise most days of the academy and has a mandatory PTC physical fitness standards test that must be passed by the recruit. During the course of the police academy recruits are exposed to stressful life and death simulated situations that they may encounter during their career which will require quick assessments of situations and sound decision making.
Recruits will take many written and practical examinations to show their proficiency in subjects such as criminal and motor vehicle law, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, first aid, and arrest search and seizure.
How do I become an Alternate Route Recruit (who pays their own way through the police academy)?
How do I become a Special Law Enforcement Officer?
Are you a veteran and plan on using your VA Education Benefits?
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CAMDEN COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY
CHIEF'S OF POLICE ASSOCIATION
CAMDEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR