Employment Opportunities

Below is a list of the current open positions in the department.

The Clinton Township Police Department in Hunterdon County will be accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Officer.

Application

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Due to the State of Emergency, the Clinton Township Police Department is extending the date that Applications must be returned by to Friday, April 10, 2020.  We are also allowing completed applications and related material to be mailed to:

Clinton Township Police Department Attention Lt. Thomas DeRosa 1370 Route 31 North Annandale, NJ 08801.  Application packets must be post marked by Friday, April 10, 2020. 

If you are having difficulty obtaining a notary to notarize your documents please, return the application and our secretary will notarize your application packet.   Due to police headquarters being restricted to police personnel, please call (908) 735-6000 and press 1 so that an officer can meet you outside headquarters.    March 30, 2020

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Applications will be available at police headquarters, 1370 Route 31 North, Annandale, New Jersey between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, from Friday, March 13, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Applications will also be available on the Police Department’s website www.CTPD.org  All applications and related materials must be returned to the Clinton Township Police Department by 4:00 pm on Friday, April 3, 2020.  All applicants must complete an application.  Returned applications must be accompanied by the applicant’s resume.  Application materials from prior processes will not be accepted.

Candidates for employment as sworn police officers with the Clinton Township Police Department shall meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be of sufficient health to satisfy the requirements of the Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) as to the candidate’s eligibility for membership in the retirement system.
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years old but not over their thirty-fifth (35th) birthday.
  • Must be of good moral character, and must not have been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude.
  • Must possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.
  • Must meet one or more of the following education/experience requirements:

1.         The individual has earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  To meet this requirement, the individual must have completed all academic, financial, and administrative obligations to be conferred a bachelor’s degree as of the date the individual submits his or her application for appointment for membership in the Police Department; OR

2.         As of the date the individual submits his or her application for appointment for membership in the Police Department, the individual has earned 80 college credits from an accredited college or university, and  further will have earned a bachelor’s degree no later than one year from the date the individual submits his or her application for appointment for membership in the Police Department, signifying completion of the undergraduate curriculum and graduation from an accredited college or university. To meet the bachelor’s degree requirement, the individual must have completed all academic, financial, and administrative obligations to be conferred a bachelor’s degree; OR

3.         As of the date the individual submits his or her application for appointment for membership in the Police Department, the individual has earned an associate’s degree or 60 college credits from an accredited college or university and has completed at least 24 months of satisfactory employment or military experience. Work experience must equate to 104 weeks of employment, including military experience, with a minimum of 20 hours of work per week. The 104 weeks are not required to be consecutive; OR

4.         As of the date the individual submits his or her application for appointment for membership in the Police Department, the individual has earned 30 college credits from an accredited college or university and has at least 24 months of active duty military service.

  • Clinton Township Police Department will give preference to applicants who hold active/valid police training certifications from the New Jersey Police Training Commission (PTC)

*The Clinton Township Police Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity