Fanwood - Certified Police Officer

fanwood police department - fanwood, New Jersey

May 20, 2020

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Application Deadline:
Jun 19, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$54166 annual

Job Description



The Borough of Fanwood Police Department anticipates several vacancies

WRITTEN EXAMINATION (Included with registration):

WRITTEN EXAMINATION WILL BE HELD ON (or about) June 20, 2020 with strict social distancing guidelines

Dates may change due to COVID-19 pandemic.


Under the direction of a Shift Supervisor, performs a variety of public safety work providing emergency aid, security and protection to the community's citizens.


Patrol assigned areas and aid in preventing crime

Enforce Federal, State and Borough laws, ordinances and regulations

Observe, report and act upon conditions conducive to crime and danger such as checking buildings for security, assisting other officers on traffic stops and checking suspicious persons and vehicles 

Report traffic hazards and direct traffic flows when necessary

Determine the nature of calls, investigate circumstances, and take any necessary and prudent actions such as making arrests and transporting prisoners

Search prisoners, collect personal effects and assure proper cataloging and safeguarding of personal effects

Provide assistance to the public in emergency and non-emergency situations

Administer first aid and request medical services

Perform crisis intervention in sensitive situations; such as family disputes

Provide general information to the public on laws and ordinances 

Assist persons with complaints and inquiries and/or direct them to the appropriate authorities 

Prepare a variety of records and reports, such as reports on arrests, property impounded, accident offenses and damages to property 

Perform preliminary investigative assignments of crimes

Conduct interviews of victims, witnesses, suspects and subjects

Provide progress reports on cases under investigation

Appear in court, and remain readily available to testify on matters of which officer has knowledge

Maintain proficiency in the use of police related equipment

May assist in training new officers

Check business and private property for security. Investigates such conditions as open doors, broken windows and vehicles parked in suspicious places

Perform other duties as assigned by Commanding Officer and//or deemed necessary to effectively perform the functions of a Fanwood Police Officer


Civil and constitutional rights

Federal and State laws and Borough ordinances

Content, intent and application of criminal law

Adult and juvenile judicial procedures and criminal justice system

Departmental regulations, policies, procedures and general order

Laws of arrest, search and seizure

Techniques of investigation and interrogation

Report writing, case preparation and procedures

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy

Crime scene management


Communicate efficiently both orally and in writing

Analyze dangerous situations rapidly and accurately and adopt effective courses of action

Enforce State, Municipal and other applicable laws

Determine appropriate level and scope of Police response

Work continuously and tactfully with citizens and other employees


The starting salary for a trained police officer is $54,166.99

If the officer possesses more than 4 years experience, the starting salary shall be $57,829.58

College Incentive Program – One time disbursement as per the current College Bargaining Agreement

Stipend for credit towards a Criminal Justice or Public Administration Degree at an accredited institution

Associates Degree, $950.00

Bachelors Degree, $1,900.00

Masters Degree, $2,000.00

Medical and dental benefits

Membership in the New Jersey Police and Fireman Retirement System

Additional Information

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Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma /GED
  • Experience: Certified


  • Meet all qualifications pursuant to Borough of Fanwood Ordinance No. 20-08-R
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Age at least 21 years of age at the time of application. Applicants must not have reached their 36th birthday at the time of appointment, except as otherwise set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:14-127 and 40A:14-127.1
  • Must be a resident of New Jersey at the time of appointment 
  • Must have a valid New Jersey driver's license at the time of appointment 
  • Have never been convicted of a criminal offense involving moral turpitude 
  • Must have completed the N.J. Sate certified police training program and possess a valid PTC Certification
  • Not subject to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-178
  • Preference given to residents of Fanwood, Scotch Plains, Union County but no US Citizen that meets all criteria will be disqualified
  • All applicants subject to background screening prior to employment
  • Comply with all Fanwood Police Department, Public Safety Committee and Borough Council Council Policies

Contact Informaton

Emma H

fanwood police department
75 north martine ave
fanwood, New Jersey 07023
phone: 855-720-2777

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