Newton - Police Officer

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Department Newton Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Newton, NJ

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Newton Police Department, NJ Public Safety Jobs




Exercise authority consistent with the obligations imposed by the oath of office and in conformance with the general duties of the Department. To protect life and property, preserve the peace and perform their duties professionally, community-oriented and with.


Starting Salary for Probationary Officer(s) $43,839

Accepting Lateral transfers within NJ up to 4 years’ experience.


Newton, with a resident population of around 8,500, serves as the County Seat of Sussex County. The town is experiencing growth in both its residential and business sectors, leading to a significant increase in population and traffic during business hours. The Police Department, consisting of 23 full-time officers and 3 Class III Special sworn officers, is dedicated to providing the residents of Newton with the highest level of police services.

Every day, the dedicated officers of the Newton Police Department carry out their duties with an unwavering commitment to our mission – to serve, uphold public trust, and consistently exemplify competence and professionalism. As a dynamic organization, we evolve in harmony with modern policing standards, ensuring our effectiveness in a world where cultural shifts demand adaptability while meeting the expectations of our diverse community. Looking ahead, our department anticipates internal growth and foresees the expansion of our town through numerous housing and commercial developments in the coming years.


  • Must be between 18 and 35 years of age
  • Must be US Citizen and a Resident of New Jersey
  • Must have (at minimum) a High School Diploma
  • Must Possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License
  • Must have full BCPO PTC Certification or scheduled to graduate from a NJPTC certified academy
  • Must be able to successfully pass a full Background Check
  • Must be able to qualify for NJ Police License



  • Oral Interviews
  • Completed Background investigation
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Clearance


The Newton Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, religion, or any other legally protected status.

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