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Job Opportunities

Police Officer

The Lower Township Police Department is an organization that is regulated by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.  Open competitive job announcements are periodically posted by the Department of Personnel. These announcements for employment information can be found at

The goal of recruitment activities is to attract qualified candidates for employment that will be conducive to the long term goal of employing a sworn workforce that is representative of the overall workforce in Lower Township.

Candidates must be able to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Citizen of the United States
  • Of mental and bodily health sufficient to satisfy the Board of Trustees of the Police and Fireman’s Retirement System in New Jersey that would be eligible for membership in the retirement system.
  • Able to read, write, and speak the English language well and intelligently.
  • Of good moral character and free from conviction of any crime constituting an indictable offense or any crime where offense involving moral turpitude.
  • Able to successfully pass a written exam administered by the New Jersey Department of Personnel and able to pass oral, physical and psychological  examinations as may be approved by the Township Manager and meet essential job performance requirements.
  • High School Graduate.
  • Holder of valid New Jersey Driver’s License.
  • Meets all the requirements of NJSA; 40A:14-122 to 40A:14-127.       

In addition to the above criteria, local code requires an applicant to be a Lower Township resident at the time of filing with the Department of Personnel.

Special Class II Police Officer

The Lower Township Police Department is accepting applications for Special Class II Police Officers.  Applicants must hold a valid PTC Certification for New Jersey Special Class II Officer and have a minimum of two years experience as a Law Enforcement Officer.  Applications are available in the records section located in the front lobby of Police Headquarters, 405 Breakwater Road Erma, NJ, during normal business hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Applicants are encouraged to submit an application to have on file for present and future hiring opportunities.

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