Wayne - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Wayne Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$130.00
Location Wayne, NJ

Job Announcement

Wayne Police Department, NJ Public Safety JobsWayne Township Police Department

Entry Exam Announcement 

The Wayne Police Department is pleased to announce its entry level police test. The test will consist of a written, oral and physical agility examination. 

The written and oral examination will be administered by the New Jersey State Police Chief's Association. The written test will be the NCJOSI2 entrance exam. Click the link for study guide material (Note: Do not select the link for the Lubbock, Texas PD exam). Study Guide

The deadline for application shall be April 30th, 2023 at 11:59 PM. All applications must be made through Policeapp.com

The written examination will take place on Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 @ 6:00 pm. The location will be: Wayne PAL 1 PAL Drive Wayne, New Jersey 07470

The oral examination will take place on May 30th and/or 31st. Location and time TBA.

The physical/swim test date, time and location will be announced at a later date.

No applications will be accepted at the Police Department.


 Please continue to check the Wayne Township website and Policeapp website for future updates.  

Any questions concerning the exam can be directed to policetest@waynetownship.com.


Here is an overview of who we are and who we serve:

  • We have 124 sworn officers
  • In 2022, we handled nearly 72,000 calls for service
  • We serve a diverse community of over 54,000 residents
  • Our jurisdiction is 28-square miles, with several major highways and shopping malls


Some of the essential duties of a Wayne Township Police Officer include the following:

  • Patrol an assigned area
  • Respond to, take charge of, maintain order by directly controlling the scene in any emergency situation
  • Prepare and submit precise reports on investigations, arrests, motor vehicle crashes, and other police matters
  • Protect life, property, and the rights of citizens by enforcing State laws and County and Municipal ordinances


To be appointed as a Wayne Township Police Officer, applicants must meet the following minimum standards, which must be met on or before the established date of the test.

  • He/She shall be a citizen of the United States.
  • He/She shall possess formal education or training as evidenced by a senior high school graduation certificate or an equivalency certificate.
  • He/She shall possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education by June 30th, 2023.
  • He/She must not have been convicted of any crime of the first, second, third or fourth degree as designated by the Criminal Code of New Jersey, or a crime or felony offense in any jurisdiction that involved moral turpitude or, at the time of application, is undergoing or awaiting court action of any kind in regard to such a crime of felony offense.


Additional information can be found on the Wayne Township website by clicking the link. Wayne Township Code


  1. Written Examination (min score of 80% to progress to Oral Examination portion)[1]
  2. Oral Examination (min score of 80% to move onto Physical Agility portion).
  3. Physical Qualification Test/ Swim Requirement (Pass/Fail) The top 50 candidates who have successfully passed the written and oral phases will progress to the Physical Agility Phase.
  4. Complete Background Investigation. (Pass/Fail)
  5. Medical Examination. (Pass/Fail)
  6. Psychological Examination. (Pass/Fail)
  7. Drug Testing Through Urinalysis. (Pass/Fail)


[1] At the time of the written examination, candidates who possess a New Jersey Police Training Commission  

      Certification for Police Officer shall have five (5) additional points added to his/her overall score.


  • $95.00 Non-Refundable testing fee for the written exam is included in the initial registration cost
  • TEST LOCATION: Wayne PAL 1 PAL Drive Wayne, New Jersey 07470
  • TEST DATE & TIME: May 10th, 2023 @ 6:00 pm. Please arrive early. No one will be admitted once that test has begun.
  • Have a current government-issued photo identification. No one will be admitted to the test without proper photo identification.
  • No electronic devices will be permitted into the testing area (including but not limited to smart watches, cellphones, tablets and laptops).
  • Note: Should the number of applicants exceed the seating area of the testing center, a second testing time may be required. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be notified via email of their testing time.
  • Applicants will receive notification of their updated status via email to advise if they are advancing to the next phase.


  • Location: TBA
  • Date and time: May 30th and 31st @ 8:30am
  • Cost: $125.00 Non-Refundable for applicants progressing to the oral interview phase
  • Those candidates who successfully complete the written examination with a score of 80% or better will progress to this phase of the process.
  • The oral examination will be administered by the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association. 
  • There will be no make up dates or changes to the schedule for the oral examination.
  • Applicants will receive notifications through email. 



The top 50 candidates who have successfully completed the Written and Oral Examination Phase with a score of 80 or higher will progress to the Physical Agility/ Swim Test Phase (no additional cost).  

Physical Qualification Test/ Swim Requirement will be administered at a time and location TBA.

The top 50 candidates will be notified by email if they qualify for this phase of the testing process.

All other candidates who have successfully completed the written and oral examination phase but are not in the top 50 will be maintained on the appropriate list and may be called at a future time to be tested in the Physical Qualification Test/ Swim Requirement.

The Physical Agility/Swim Test is based on the New Jersey Police Training Commission Physical Requirements.

The Physical Qualification Test (PQT) Battery will consist of the following timed tests: Push Ups, Sit Ups, and 1.5 Mile Run, 300 Meter Run and Vertical Jump. Applicants unable to pass the PQT will be disqualified from the selection process.  This section of the test is pass/fail; no points will be given.

The Swim Test will consist of the following tests: Swim 50 yards any stroke without touching the bottom of the pool. Tread water for five (5) continuous minutes.


    • In accordance with the Stipulation of Settlement entered into with the NAACP, preference in recruitment and hiring of police officers shall be given to residents of Passaic, Essex, Bergen, Morris and Sussex Counties (combined) over nonresidents of those counties.


How to APPLY

Applicants may apply at the following website:  www.policeapp.com



Please direct questions regarding this position to policetest@waynetownship.com



The Wayne Police Department and the Township of Wayne reserve the right to adjust, modify, cancel or change any part of this timeline or process to meet the administrative needs of the Township or Police Department.

The Wayne Police Department will provide reasonable accommodations in testing for persons with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-related disabilities. If you wish to request an accommodation please do so in writing at least seven (7) days prior to the written test date of May 10th, 2023.  Application for accommodations can be forwarded to gollerj@waynetownship.com

The Township of Wayne is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. The Township of Wayne and the Wayne Police Department will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.



Please direct questions regarding this position to policetest@waynetownship.com

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