Woolwich Township - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Woolwich Township Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryClass II PTC Cert: $36,431.07 / BCPO PTC Cert: $42,267.72
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Woolwich, NJ

Job Announcement

Woolwich Township Police Department , NJ Public Safety Jobs

Employment Announcement

Must possess a current SLEO II PTC certification, that is waiver eligible, or possess a current PTC Basic Course for Police Officers certification

This position will close on May 30th, 2022, or when the first 150 applications are received.


The Woolwich Township Police Department is recruiting for the position of full-time police officer. We are seeking energetic, enthusiastic, and hardworking individuals for our police department.  The police department selection process will incorporate both current SLEO II waiver candidates and current PTC certified police officers. Entry level, SLEO II waiver academy rate is $36,431.07 and once the academy is successfully completed, $42,267.72.

All candidates must possess the ability to adhere to our mission statement, while serving the citizens of Woolwich Township, Borough of Swedesboro, and South Harrison Township.

Mission Statement:

“The mission of the Woolwich Township Police Department is to function as guardians for the communities in which we serve by enforcing the law, maintaining order, and protecting the lives, property, and rights of all people, as guided by the Constitution. We shall carry out our duties with a reverence for human life in partnership with members of the community through professionalism, respect, integrity, dedication and excellence in policing.”

We currently employ 34 sworn police officers, 29 full-time police officers, 2 Special Law Enforcement Police Officer II’s, 3 Special Law Enforcement Police Officers III’s, 1 civilian records clerk, and 21 civilian school crossing guards.

The Woolwich Township Police Department’s selection process is designed to identify the most qualified candidate(s) for the position of full-time police officer.

Applications will only be accepted through PoliceApp.com.  Qualified applicants will be contacted via PoliceApp.com, to schedule the first step in the process, a physical fitness test.  The Physical Fitness Exam will be conducted by members of the Woolwich Township Police Department and will take place at Kingsway Regional High School (201 Kings Highway, Woolwich Township, NJ 08085).  After calculating the physical fitness scores, the top candidates will be notified and requested to participate in an oral interview and a potential second interview on a separate date and time. After the interview process, the top candidate(s) will be subjected to a psychological evaluation, medical evaluation, drug screen, and background investigation.

If you are late for the examination, you will be eliminated from the process.  All other notifications will be provided through PoliceApp.com.  Do not call the Woolwich Township Police Department for your status or you will be subject to elimination.

There will be a $35 non-refundable application fee to apply for the position(s), payable by debit/credit card only. Read the Minimum Qualifications carefully prior to applying through PoliceApp.com.

Please set up an account with PoliceApp.com and complete the fields under SIGN UP. Once you complete the Sign-Up form, you will receive a welcome email from PoliceApp.com.  In that email, it will ask you to "Click Here" to verify your email address.

When applying through PoliceApp.com you MUST UPLOAD the following documents:

  • Updated resume
  • Physical Fitness Medical Waiver
  • Liability Waiver
  • Complete the PoliceApp.com application form
  • If applicable, DD214 for military personnel

Only those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be allowed to proceed in the selection process.  Partial or incomplete document submission will not be accepted and will disqualify you from the selection process & applications fees will not be refunded.


  • Must be a resident of New Jersey, at the time of appointment, and a citizen of the United States
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Shall have graduated from high school or possess a General Equivalency Degree (GED)
  • Ability to perform all the tasks and duties of a Police Officer
  • Possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license
  • Must not have been convicted of any criminal offense or offenses involving moral depravity
  • Possess a current SLEO II PTC certification, that is waiver eligible, or possess a current PTC Basic Course for Police Officers certification


The physical fitness assessment will consist of the following exercises:

  • Warm up for at least 3 minutes
  • Sit-Ups: AMRAP in 1 minute and then recover for at least 5 minutes
  • 300 Meter Run: then recover for 10 minutes
  • Push-ups: AMRAP in 1 minute and then recover for 5 minutes
  • 1.5 Mile Run: then recover for 5 minutes

Note: Candidates should recover through active techniques (walking, stretching, etc...). The candidates may be given more time in between events due to processing delays but will not be given less time in between activities. All genders will be assessed through the same standards.


Please dress appropriately for physical exercises; bring athletic clothes and appropriate footwear with you to participate in the physical fitness test.  You will be required to bring your own drinks, to remain hydrated.  The candidate is encouraged to begin the hydrating process, prior to the day of the test.

You are also required to complete the Physical Fitness Medical Waiver.  The waiver must be signed by your doctor, and you must bring it with you the day of the test!  You will not be allowed to take the Physical Qualification Test (PQT) without this document!

Lastly, you will be required to upload a Liability Waiver form. You will not be allowed to take the Physical Qualification Test (PQT) without this document.


SLEO II waiver candidates shall complete the required waiver training that is provided by the New Jersey Police Training Commission.  Upon completion of the police academy, the candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period.  SLEO II waivers may be subject to re-pay their current department according to 40A:14-178 and 40A:14-178.1.  

The Woolwich Township Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind.  We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and a diverse workforce.

This position will close on May 30th, 2022, or when the first 150 applications are received.


Please direct questions regarding this position to jmorgan@woolwichtwp.org

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