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Police Officer (Full Time)


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:

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

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

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

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 themself or others, or become aggravated as a result of performance of these duties, will be cause for rejection.

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.

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.

  • Accident Investigation Unit

  • Detective

  • Emergency Medical Technician

  • Field Training Officer

  • K-9 Unit

  • School Resource Officer

  • Special Weapon And Tactics Team (S.W.A.T)




Application Process

The hiring process for the Willingboro Township Police Department is structured, rigorous and detailed.  It is designed to select the most qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer.


Those interested in applying must first take and successfully pass the Civil Service Law Enforcement Examination.  For more information on the examination, logon to the New Jersey Department of Personnel's website at: 



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