EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Scotch Plains Township Police Department is dedicated to hiring the most qualified individuals to pursue a rewarding career with the Scotch Plains Police Department. Scotch Plains Township Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer in all facets of the personnel process.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Graduation from high school or vocational high school or possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate.

2. Must be 18 but no more than 35 years of age at the announced closing date for filing the application. In determining maximum age eligibility of veterans, the time spent in active military service during periods specified in the Department of Personnel law and rules will be deducted from the attained age.

3. Possess a valid New Jersey driver's license.

4. Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of New Jersey to be eligible for employment.


The Scotch Plains Township Police Department is governed by the rules promulgated by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. We may only hire from a list that is supplied to us by the state. Individuals wishing to pursue a career with our police department must obtain a test application through the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. All phases of the recruitment, selection and hiring process for entry level law enforcement positions conform to the rules and regulations established by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission and municipal ordinance. Entry level examinations are conducted exclusively by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission once every two years. Check the New Jersey Civil Service Commission - Law Enforcement website for more information. Application and Testing Schedules.


Contact Information
430 Park Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 908-322-7100