East Brunswick - Entry Level Police Officer or Certified Police Officer (SLEO II Waiver Eligible)

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Department East Brunswick Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer or Certified Police Officer (SLEO II Waiver Eligible)
Deadline Oct 19, 2023 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$100.00
Location East Brunswick, NJ
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East Brunswick Police Department , NJ Public Safety Jobs


Entry Level Police Officer or Certified Police Officer

(SLEO II Waiver Eligible)


The East Brunswick Police Department is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer, including individuals who are not currently certified. Proudly hailed as one of New Jersey’s 25 great towns, East Brunswick’s 22.5 square miles is home to a diverse population of approximately 49,000. A strategic location and a progressive outlook have fostered a dynamic growth of attractive and desirable residential developments, an excellent school system, shopping centers, state-of-the-art office complexes, and medical services.

A non-refundable application fee of $100.00 will be charged to all applicants.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM, 10/19/2023. All previous applications submitted to the East Brunswick Township Police Department are null and void.


The physical test will be held on 10/22/2023 at 2:00 PM at the East Brunswick High School track.

The written test will be scheduled at a later date for candidates who successfully pass the physical test.


  • A physical test administered by the East Brunswick Police Department, consisting of a 1.5-mile run, 100-yard sprint, pushups, and sit-ups.
  • A written test administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Oral interview conducted by East Brunswick Police Department
  • Background investigation
  • Medical examination
  • Psychological screening
  • Drug testing
  • Academy training (unless already certified)



Applicants must:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the State of New Jersey, and possess a valid New Jersey Driver's License at the time of appointment.
  • Must be not less than 18 years of age, or more than 35 years of age, at the time of appointment. In accordance with New Jersey Statutes, age exemptions for military service and prior L.E. service may be granted to meet the maximum age standards.
  • Must have the ability to read, write, and speak the English language clearly and intelligently.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have visual acuity 20/100 in each eye without artificial correction, 20/30 corrected. Must have normal color perception, depth perception, and peripheral vision. Must have auditory acuity at or below 25db in each ear.
  • Must have a minimum of an Associate's Degree or two years of full-time college credits (60 credits) from an accredited college or university or 30 college credits from an accredited college and have completed at least two years of full-time active duty military service with Honorable Discharge (Military service must have been completed within last three years to be eligible for this option). Credits or degrees must be recognized by the American Council on Education as listed in the Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education.
  • Must be physically capable of meeting the required firearms qualifications mandated by the Attorney General guidelines. Must be psychologically fit to perform all the duties of a police officer. Must meet the requirements set forth in the job description for a police officer and pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Applicants will be required to show proficiency in writing and basic computer skills.
  • Successful candidates will be given conditional offers of employment and then must pass a urinalysis as well as comprehensive medical and psychological examinations.
  • Must pass a written examination.
  • Must pass a physical fitness indicator test.

Successful candidates who are hired are sent to the Police Academy unless the applicant is appropriately certified by the Police Training Commission (PTC). The police academy is a training program that is approximately 22 weeks long.

Upon successful completion of the Police Academy, officers are assigned to the Patrol Division and to a Field Training Officer for an additional 16 weeks.


Applicants shall apply online using www.PoliceApp.com/EastBrunswickNJ website (requires a $100 application fee) and upload a resume and cover letter with the application. We do not accept email or drop-off submissions.

The East Brunswick Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



The East Brunswick Police Department will be hosting Coffee with a Cop on 10/7/2023 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM inside the main entrance of the Brunswick Square Mall (755 Route 18 in East Brunswick).  This event can provide an opportunity for anyone interested in applying to become an East Brunswick Police Officer to introduce themselves and ask questions.

Please direct questions regarding this position to tappell@ebpd.net

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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