Hanover Township - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Hanover Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$35,921.00(Academy rate) $65,073.00(Step 1 after Academy completion)
Registration Fee$100.00
Location Whippany, NJ
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Job Announcement

Hanover Township Police Department, NJ Public Safety Jobs



The Township of Hanover Police Department will be hosting an entry level Probationary Police Officer exam on October  3rd 2023 at 6pm at the Morris County Police Academy.

Applicants MUST meet ONE of the following qualifications:

A) Possess two or more years’ experience as a full-time police officer. Certified officers applying from states other than NJ will be required to attend the Morris County Police Academy in full or on waivers depending on the circumstances.

B) Possess a Bachelors degree in any field of study

C) Is either currently enrolled or has successfully completed a Police Academy Alternate Route Program recognized by the New Jersey PTC

D) Must have 60 college credits and two (2) years active military service or a combination of military service and college credits. (Must provide DD 214 as proof of military service)

Degrees must be from an accredited college or university and be recognized by the American Council on Education as listed in the Accredited Institutions of Post-Secondary Education. 

Applicants must also meet the following minimum requirements of the State of New Jersey:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • Must be a resident of the State of New Jersey.
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License at the time of appointment.
  • Must not be less than 18 year of age or more than 35 years of age, at the time of appointment. In accordance with NJ statutes, age exemptions for military service and prior law enforcement service may be granted to meet the maximum age standards.
  • Must pass a comprehensive background investigation
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in writing and basic computer skills.
  • Must be physically capable of meeting the required firearms qualifications mandated by the Attorney General Guidelines.
  • Must be psychologically fit to perform all duties of a police officer.
  • Must meet the requirements set forth in the job description for police officer.
  • No obligation under NJSA 40A:14-178
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language well.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Candidates must be available to work any schedule, shift, or assignment as ordered by the Chief of Police or his designee.

Successful candidates must score 70% to move onto the next phase of the hiring process, which is a physical fitness test. A passing score on the physical fitness test is required in order to move onto the oral interview phase.

Please apply for the written test on policeapp.com.  The deadline to register for the test will be September  25th 2023.    Any questions should be directed to Captain David White at Dwhite@hanoverpolice.com  


The Township is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Please direct questions regarding this position to Dwhite@hanoverpolice.com

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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