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Patrol Officer

Barnegat Police Department - Barnegat, New Jersey

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$43,931.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$43,931.00 annual
$43,931.00 annual
Top Pay:
$92,389.00 annual

Job Description

Patrol Officer - during an assigned tour of duty, on foot, or in an automobile, patrols a designated area to provide assistance and protection for persons, to safeguard property, to assure observance of the law, and to apprehend lawbreakers; does related work as required.

Additional Information

  • Police Officers provide services to the public and enforce laws by issuing summonses, apprehending, warning, or taking into custody any lawbreakers.
  • Police Officers patrol designated areas in a patrol car, on a bicycle, or on foot to protect life and property, maintain order, assure the observance of statutes and local ordinances, and apprehend lawbreakers.
  • Police Officers receive dispatches via radio concerning complaints or disturbances which require immediate attention.
  • They investigate complaints of misconduct, suspicious behavior, illegal activities, improper conditions, and other matters.
  • They check the condition of occupied buildings and report anything which appears significant or suspicious. They investigate if signs of tampering are discovered and notify interested persons or headquarters.
  • They also check out cars parked in restricted areas.
  • Police Officers maintain order at public gatherings by using crowd control techniques.
  • They regulate and control pedestrian and vehicular traffic to ensure safe and rapid traffic movement with minimal interference.
  • Often they are called on to direct and reroute traffic around accidents, parades, and other disruptions.
  • At times police officers assist and protect children at street crossings near schools and playgrounds.
  • Police Officers take charge at the scene of an accident. Upon arriving on the scene, they administer first aid to the injured and call for ambulances if necessary.
  • They then investigate the causes of the accident, evaluate the results, and file reports on the information gathered.
  • They also issue summonses when the situation warrants.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18-35 w/exceptions
  • Education: See below
  • Experience: See below
    Barnegat Police applicants are required to have either the following:
  1. A bachelor's degree signifying completion of the undergraduate curriculum and graduation from an accredited college or university. OR
  2. An associate's degree or have completed 60 college credits from an accredited college or university along with two years of satisfactory employment. OR
  3. Have completed 30 college credits from an accredited college or university plus at least two years of active military service with an honorable discharge.

Contact Informaton

Keith Germain

Barnegat Police Department
900 West Bay Avenue
Barnegat, New Jersey 08005
phone: (609) 698-5000

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