The Pemberton Township Police Department is governed by the rules promulgated by the New Jersey Department of Personnel. 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 N.J. D.O.P. Additional information may be obtained at The New Jersey Department of Personnel

Pemberton Township is a NEW JERSEY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION - LAW ENFORCEMENT jurisdiction, therefore, 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 Department of Personnel once every two years. The entrance examination for police officers is tentatively scheduled for June 2012. Check the NEW JERSEY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.- LAW ENFORCEMENT website for more information. The mandatory qualifications for appointment as a municipal police officer are:

Citizen of the United States
Good health to satisfy pension requirements
Literacy (read, write and speak the English language)
Good moral character (based on contemporary standards)
Free of criminal conviction involving moral turpitude.
(Source) NJSA 40A: 14-122)

Pemberton Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Steps to employment:

  • Written test
  • Background investigation
  • Oral board
  • Psychological Exam
  • Medical and drug screening
Current Employment Opportunities

The Pemberton Township Police Department is actively seeking to hire qualified Special Law Enforcement Officers II (SLEO II) or retired officers that are qualified to fill our available SLEO II positions. Applicants must possess qualifications that are recognized by the New Jersey Police Training Commission (SLEO II Course or Basic Course for Police Officers). The main function of these positions will be to provide court security and screening but there may be opportunities to work during community functions or critical incidents. Applicant must also be available to attend mandatory firearms qualification and in-service training.

Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest to:

Chief David H. Jantas
Pemberton Township Police
500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, New Jersey 08068

After determining an applicant's initial qualification for the position, a background check and medical exam will be completed.

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