Quick Info Guide


Location:

1 Rev. Dr. M. L.
King Jr. Drive
Willingboro
NJ 08046

Dispatch:
609-877-3000

Information Desk:
609-877-2200

Detectives:
609-877-2200

Records:
609-877-2200
ext. 1999

Tip Hotline
609-877-6958

 

 




Recruiting

The Willingboro Township Police Department offers a challenging career in the field of law enforcement. The Department provides an excellent salary, full medical benefits and is a member of the New Jersey Police and Fireman retirement system. If you are interested in diversity, challenges and opportunities the Willingboro Township Police Department invites you to apply to be a part of our professional organization.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education
Graduation from high school or vocational high school or possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate.

Age
Not less than 18 nor more than 35 years of age at the announced closing date for filing the application. In determining maximum age eligibility of veterans, the time spent in active military service during periods specified in the Department of Personnel law and rules will be deducted from the attained age

License
Appointees will be required to possess a valid New Jersey driver's license.

Citizenship
Only citizens of the United States are eligible for employment.

Medical Examination
As a prerequisite for appointment, appointees are required to pass a thorough medical and psychological examination. Any psychological, medical or physical condition or defect which would prevent one from performing the essential functions of the position, cause the appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself or others, or become aggravated as a result of performance of these duties, will be cause for rejection.

Background
Applicants must have a good reputation and be of sound moral character. An applicant's background will be carefully investigated. An applicant who has intentionally made a false statement or practiced, or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in the initial application, examination or interview will be rejected from the selection process.

Selection Process
The selection process is a competitive one consisting of an initial application, written examination, background investigation, interview and, upon conditional offer of employment, a medical and psychological examination.

Examination
The Willingboro Township Police Department is governed by the rules promulgated by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. We may only hire from a list that is supplied to us by the state. Individuals wishing to pursue a career with our police department must obtain a test application through the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. All phases of the recruitment, selection and hiring process for entry level law enforcement positions conform to the rules and regulations established by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission and municipal ordinance. Entry level examinations are conducted exclusively by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission once every two years. Check the New Jersey Civil Service Commission - Law Enforcement website for more information.

Specialty Units

Willingboro Township Police Department has a number of specialty units for Officers to further their careers. Officers selected to these units must demonstrate a strong work ethic accompanied by a stellar service record and attitude.

  • Field Training Officer
  • K-9 Unit
  • Special Weapon And Tactics Team (S.W.A.T)
  • Criminal Investigation Bureau
  • Accident Investigations
  • Motorcycle Unit
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Bicycle Patrol Unit
  • Crime Prevention Unit
  • School Resource Officer

Final Note: The hiring process for the Willingboro Township Police Department is structured, rigorous and detailed. It is designed to help those applicants who are most qualified. Those interested in applying can logon to the New Jersey Department of Personnel's website at www.nj.gov/csc/seekers/jobs/safety

THE TOWNSHIP OF WILLINGBORO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

 
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