Westwood - Entry Level Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Westwood Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Registration Fee$120.00
Location Westwood, NJ

Job Announcement

Westwood Police Department , NJ Public Safety Jobs




THE WRITTEN TEST WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 AT 6:00 PM AT 55 JEFFERSON AVENUE WESTWOOD N.J. 07675. APPLICANTS SHOULD ARRIVE 30-45 MINUTES BEFORE THE TEST FOR CHECK IN..  All applicants must adhere to social distancing guidelines and are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth for the duration of the test.

There is no test prep booklet available.  The test will be administered by the NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police.

The Borough of Westwood Police Department is seeking qualified men and women to join its ranks. The Westwood Police Department currently serves a population of 11,000 within its 2.3 square miles.


  • Must be between eighteen (18) and thirty-four (34) years of age.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of New Jersey at time of appointment.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Must possess a State of New Jersey driver’s license at time of appointment.

  • Must be of good moral character, and must not have been convicted of any criminal offense.

  • Must possess at a minimum an Associates Degree, OR equivalent in college credits from an accredited college or university OR;

  • In lieu of the educational requirement must possess Veteran’s status and have been honorably discharged from the armed services.



  • Competitive Salary
  • Excellent Health Benefits
  • Excellent Time Off Package
  • Great Work Environment



  • Enforcement of State, County and
  • local laws and ordinances
  • Crime suppression
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal investigation
  • Crash investigation
  • Traffic control & direction
  • Evidence collection & handling



The Westwood Police Department is a Title 40A:14-118 agency created by the governing body of the municipality. It provides a line of authority relating to the police function and for the adoption and promulgation by the appropriate authority of rules and regulations for the government of the force and for the discipline of its members. Therefore, all phases of the recruitment, selection, and hiring process for entry level law enforcement positions conform to the rules and regulations established by Title 40A:14-118, municipal ordinance, poliicy & procedure and the NJSACOP Accreditation Program.



The Borough of Westwood is an equal opportunity employer.

It is the policy of the Borough of Westwood to ensure equitable and fair treatment of applicants and employees in selection and promotion without regard to race, color, gender, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religious beliefs, age, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, military status, or physical or mental disability that with reasonable accommodation does not significantly interfere with the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.


Please direct questions regarding this position to mpontillo@westwoodnj.gov

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