Hightstown - Police Officer

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Department Hightstown Police Department
Job TitlePolice Officer
Deadline Jul 1, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Hightstown, NJ
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Hightstown Police Department

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NJ PTC Certified Police Officer


  • Must be a citizen of the United States and reside in New Jersey.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and less than 35 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey driver's license.
  • Must have an associate’s degree or 60 college credits from an accredited college/university PLUS a minimum of 24 months of satisfactory employment history or military experience.
  • Must be of sound moral character verified by a background investigation. 
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language, intelligently. 
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Must not have been convicted of any crime, disorderly person's offense or felony offense in any other jurisdiction that involved moral turpitude.
  • Shall NOT be a member of any group that advocates for the overthrow of the government or discrimination or violence against any protected class of people. 
  • Must possess a certification for Basic Course for Police Officers from a New Jersey Police Academy or currently attending a police academy in New Jersey (alternate route) or possess a SLEO II certification that is waiver eligible.


*Note -  SLEO II recruits who are attending an NJ Police Academy are not eligible to apply. Also, the NJ Police Training Commission sets forth requirements for eligibility for waivers to the Basic Course for Police Officers (BCPO). Upon completion of one (1) year after the date of SLEO II certification, you are waiver eligible, per the New Jersey Police Training Commission. After three (3) years from the date of SLEO II certification, you may not be waiver eligible. If you have any questions regarding waiver eligibility, please contact the NJ Police Training Commission before submitting an application.


  • Resume and Cover Letter, along with Employment Application shall be completed on PoliceApp.com
  • Oral Interview(s)
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Physical Examination and Drug Testing


  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation/Sick/Personal)
  • Annual Uniform Allowance
  • 12-Hour Pitman Schedule (Every other weekend off)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pension Retirement System (PFRS) – 30 years for a full pension


The Hightstown Police Department is an equal opportunity employer in all facets of the personnel process.

Please direct questions regarding this position to jmecca@hightstownpd.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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