The Rutgers University Police Department is accepting applications for current and future openings for the position of Police Officer. The Rutgers Police Department is seeking highly motivated and dedicated men and women to join a diverse, community-oriented police department that provides police services to three geographic locations throughout New Jersey; Newark, New Brunswick and Camden. The Rutgers University Police Department is a full-service police organization comprised of 178 fully sworn police officers and over 250 civilian personnel. Sworn officers are New Jersey Police Training Commission Certified and have full power and authority to make arrests, investigate crimes and carry firearms.
The Rutgers Police Department is a professional, internationally accredited law enforcement organization that is seeking men and women with good character, sound judgment, reliability and integrity combined with excellent communication skills to serve the Rutgers University community. This posting is intended to create a police officer eligibility list which will be maintained by the Rutgers Police Department to fill current and future job openings. Please note that successful applicants may be offered positions in any of the three Rutgers locations: Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway or Camden.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 69,000 students and 22,500 full and part-time faculty and staff learn, work and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey. Rutgers has 300 research centers and institutes, 29 schools and colleges and is home to New Jersey’s most extensive and diversified network of research laboratories
All applicants will be required to pay a $60.00 non-refundable application processing fee.
Be a citizen of United States
High School Diploma or equivalent
Possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s license
Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment
Visual acuity not less than 20/50 in each eye corrected to 20/20 with normal color perception
Normal auditory acuity
Must be a resident of the State of New Jersey at the time of appointment
Essential Duties and Functions
Rutgers University Police Officers patrol designated areas by vehicle and foot, respond to calls for assistance and emergencies, apprehend, detain, process and arrest individuals who violate New Jersey law, interacts with and establishes rapport with the campus community, testifies in court cases as necessary and work rotating shifts. Police officers may be called back to duty in emergency situations and are required to work weekends, nights, University events and holidays as needed by the department.
All applicants will be required to successfully pass the Physical Training Assessment. Following submission to this job posting, you will be contacted at the email address which you provide in your application with details; including: date, time and location of the Physical Training Assessment.
The Physical Training Assessment will consist of the following:
1.5 mile run in 15:55 minutes or less
24 pushups in one (1) minute
28 sit ups in one (1) minute
300 Meter Run in 70.1 seconds or less
Vertical Jump of at least fifteen (15) inches
Applicants currently holding a Class A Certification by the New Jersey Police Training Commission, a waiverable SLEO II Certification or currently enrolled in a NJ PTC Alternative Route Program may be exempted form the Physical Training Assessment.
Candidates will be required to pass ALL sections of the physical assessment to move forward with the process.
Selected candidates will then undergo a series of interviews, over the several months following the Physical Training Assessment, and will be required to successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation process. It is anticipated that candidates will be selected from this eligibility list for the August 2021 and January 2022 academy cycles.
Selected candidates will then be required to pass a thorough medical and psychological exam. Any medical or physical condition or defect which would prevent efficient performance of the position of police officer will be cause for rejection. If you successfully pass all portions of the selection process and are selected you must complete a six-month Basic Police Academy within one year of appointment, if not already certified
If you successfully pass all portions of the selection process and are not selected for employment, your name shall be retained for future vacancies. If you fail to complete any portion of the selection process or falsify any information, your name shall be removed from consideration and you will not be considered for re-testing, reapplication and reevaluation.
Included in this job posting is a Medical Certification Form which will need to be completed by a physician prior to participating in the Physical Training Assessment. Additional COVID-19 Contingency information will be provided prior to each selection element.
All applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021.
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